Wonder Woman 1984 Possibly Straight to Streaming!
With the Coronavirus shelter now in effect in multiple states, Warner Bros. can’t decide to release or push back Wonder Woman 1984. Read on…
CelebNMovies247.com reports that Wonder Woman 1984 may be joining the streaming era since several studios have been experimenting with releasing current and upcoming theatrical releases on VOD.
With movie theaters closed Warner Bros. may take things to the next level by making Wonder Woman 1984 available to stream in the near future.
Currently movie theaters all across the world are shut down for an indefinite period of time as a measure to help contain the spread of the coronavirus. This has left the studios wondering what to do with movies they have on the 2020 calendar.
According to TheWrap:
Warner Bros. Pictures Chairman Toby Emmerich has been discussing releasing Wonder Woman 1984 via streaming with some of his closest advisors recently. The studio still, ultimately, wants to see the sequel go to theaters, and it’s easy to understand why. The first Wonder Woman grossed $821 million worldwide. With director Patty Jenkins and star Gal Gadot both returning, Warner Bros. has every reason to expect it will do big business. At present, the movie is still slated to arrive on June 4, but that date could easily be pushed as the situation progresses.
The report notes that Warner Bros. is discussing possibly moving the latest DC Comics adaptation Wonder Woman 1984 to August.
The problem is, as I discussed recently, with all of the big movies being delayed by various studios, finding a desirable spot on the calendar could prove to be challenging, as it could get quite crowded. No Time to Die, Black Widow, Mulan, The New Mutants, F9, A Quiet Place: Part II, Peter Rabbit 2 and more have been delayed as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Meanwhile, Universal Pictures broke the traditional theatrical window by making The Invisible Man, The Hunt and Emma, all of which were recently released, available to rent on VOD as of today for $19.99. The studio is doing the same with Trolls: World Tour next month.
Similarly, Warner Bros. released Birds of Prey, The Gentlemen and The Way Back significantly early on VOD as well, with Disney making similar moves with Frozen 2 and Pixar’s Onward. See the full list of theatrical release dates for digital and VOD.
Should Wonder Woman 1984 Go to VOD and Streaming?
Wonder Woman 1984 carries a production budget said to be in the $200 million range. Will making this move pan out for success as people are home and out of work? There are many factors to think of. The other question is this, can studios make enough money through VOD rentals and sales to make up for little or no box office?
In the meantime, while Warner Bros. toys with this very important question, several new photos from the sequel have been released. We get a new look at Kristen Wiig as Cheetah, aka Barbara Minerva, alongside Pedro Pascal as Maxwell Lord.
Warner Bros. debuts fresh HD stills from ‘Wonder Woman 1984’ (1/2)
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We’ll be sure to keep you posted as any additional information is made available.