Because of the coronavirus pandemic, Wonder Woman 1984 had its premiere postponed to August 14 In the USA. Before, the film starring Gal Gadot was scheduled for June 26 [via[viaVariety].
The decision was not out of the blue. In the past few days, Warner Bros. I was debating whether to postpone the movie or even launch it directly on streaming platforms. The principal Patty Jenkins and the producer Charles Roven protested the digital launch, and it seems that the duo’s voice had weight, since they were the ones who opted for the debut in August. “When we approved Wonder Woman 1984, it was with the intention of being seen on the big screen. We look forward to saying that we will release the film in theaters on August 14”, Stated Toby Emmerich, studio executive. “We hope the world will be a safer and healthier place by then.”
This was not Warner Bros.’s only postponement, as the studio also changed Scooby!, animation of Scooby Doo, In a New York Neighborhood, adaptation of the Broadway musical of Lin-Manuel Miranda (Hamilton, Mary Poppins Returns), and also Malignantterror of James Wan. Different than Wonder Woman 1984, these three remain undated.
Coronavirus effect in pop culture
COVID-19 is a new mutation in the coronavirus family that has been spreading at an alarming rate since December 2019. China was the first country to fall victim to the epidemic, with confirmed infections and deaths in all its provinces. Since then, the presence of the virus has been confirmed on four continents – including South America, with cases in Brazil, Argentina and Chile.
Movies like 007 – No Time to Die, Fast and Furious 9, A Quiet Place 2, Mulan, New Mutants among others, their debuts were delayed because of the pandemic. Between March 13 and 15, the United States recorded its worst revenue in 20 years at the box office.