In a bold move to attempt to accommodate as many viewers as possible, Warner Bros made a huge announcement to their now biggest tent pole release of the year. As Wonder Woman 1984 has garnered a ton of attention due to how it has been constantly delayed while still maintaining a goal to be released theatrically. Now, the film has been announced that it will be released simultaneously Theaters and Streaming exclusively on HBO Max.
— Patty Jenkins (@PattyJenks) November 18, 2020
The announcement was made by the film’s director Patty Jenkins on twitter as she made a post stating that her and Warner Bros want to help bring joy to fans. “Watch it in Theaters, Where it is made safe to do so and available in the safety of your own home on HBO Max!” she stated in the post as the film will be release by both means on Christmas Day. While many are still debating the safety of theaters with COVID cases rising, this decision was likely made to help accommodate theaters as they have been struggling to stay afloat since the Pandemic.
It is assuring that Warner Bros is giving this option to fans, both who still want to experience it in theaters and those who want to watch it in the safety of their own home. Though it could also be a back up plan for if theaters do end up closing again due to COVID. Regardless, this will be a big determining factor for movie theaters and streaming going forward with such a big change in release. Only a matter of time till we see more of the same later on.
Wonder Woman 1984 is set for release December 25th 2020.