After numerous delays, WONDER WOMAN 1984 is finally on track to hit theaters on December 25th, but it was announced last week that the film will also be hitting HBO Max in the United States on the same day, providing an option for those who are unable or don’t want to head to the theater. As it’s been close to a year since the film was completed, it will be nice to finally see it out in the wild.
If you’re hungry for a little slice of WONDER WOMAN 1984, a new image has been released that features Diana Prince (Gal Gadot) in the fabulous Golden Eagle armor. You can check that out below.
WONDER WOMAN 1984 will be bringing the action into the 1980s and find Wonder Woman (Gadot) facing off against Max Lord (Pedro Pascal) and The Cheetah (Kristen Wiig). Toss in a few returning characters, such as Hippolyta (Connie Nielsen), Antiope (Robin Wright), and Steve Trevor (Chris Pine), and you’ve got the makings of a solid sequel.
Although WONDER WOMAN 1984 will be hitting theaters and HBO Max in the United States on Christmas Day, the film will be rolling out a little earlier internationally. The sequel will be hitting theaters in the United Kingdom, France, Greece, and other countries on December 16th, followed by further releases over the subsequent days. As far as why Warner Bros. has made this choice, WarnerMedia CEO Jason Kilar has said that many things factored into this choice, including the pandemic (naturally), as well as “Our belief in the theatrical experience and, to that end, the importance of exhibitors; Our mission to be strong and supportive partners to Patty, Gal, producer Chuck Roven and the entire Wonder Woman 1984 team; And finally, the fans, which is where important decisions like this should always start and should always end.” Kilar added:
We believe this decision will bring several benefits. The first and most important benefit is to the fans in the form of unprecedented choice from day one. The second benefit is to the exhibitors, providing an eagerly anticipated movie at a much-needed time while they take precautions in their operations. Finally, we believe that our creative partners and ourselves will benefit from this decision, in the form of fan response both theatrically and via HBO Max in the U.S.
Will you be checking out WONDER WOMAN 1984 in theaters or on HBO Max?