The summer season months are often when audiences head to theaters in enormous numbers to take a look at the newest cavalcade of huge price range blockbusters that dominate the field workplace. Clearly, 2020 has been a really totally different yr in additional methods than one, with the continued results of the Coronavirus pandemic wreaking havoc on the film enterprise, and analysts predicting that Hollywood may very well be going through a $20 billion shortfall.
The domino impact that started with a number of new releases making their approach to digital in a matter of weeks has snowballed since then, with the theatrical schedule turning into more and more barren because the studios transfer their initiatives to new dates and lots of being delayed by as much as a yr. One optimistic is that 2021 may very well be probably the most stacked yr in historical past, however with the business nonetheless within the very early phases of attempting to return to some sense of normality, it doesn’t appear to be there shall be lots of choices obtainable when enterprise resumes on any kind of scale.
Wonder Woman 1984 was initially set for June, earlier than being pushed again to August after which October, with Warner Bros. reluctant to launch certainly one of their largest cash-cows within the midst of such uncertainty. Nonetheless, with the US at present experiencing a surge of circumstances, we’ve heard that the studio at the moment are critically contemplating delaying Patty Jenkins’ sequel till 2021.
In accordance with our intel – which comes from the identical sources that informed us Diana may have her Golden Eagle armor within the movie, and that The Batman was going to be delayed – WB are mentioned to be involved sufficient that Christopher Nolan desires his $225 million Tenet to be the primary main launch of the summer season in a time the place field workplace takings shall be severely impacted, and that they wish to defend their funding with Wonder Woman 1984 and ensure it will get launched when theaters can function at full capability. Which signifies that they’re now delaying it into 2021.
You may perceive their want to make sure that the film earns as a lot cash as potential, with Wonder Woman 1984 broadly predicted to hitch the elusive billion greenback membership earlier than the world went to hell, and if Tenet finally ends up disappointing, then Warner Bros. can be justified of their choice to carry off on releasing any extra of their most costly films till issues have settled down.