Last night we had some big news about MORE DELAYS. This one affected the Warner Bros. films including The Batman, The Flash, and SHAZAM! 2 to name a few. We also talked about how it could be a critical blow to the Black Adam film starring The Rock. But curiously enough there is one film that was missing from the list, Wonder Woman 1984.
The reason why this raises an eyebrow is that it’s slated to come out Christmas day this year. As we know it’s expected that most theaters will still be closed by then. So why not also push it back like every other film? According to Giant Freakin Robot, the reason why we haven’t heard anything about it is that Warner Bros. is planning to stream it.
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Part of the rumor is that for a while now Warner Bros. has been back and forth on the idea of releasing Wonder Woman 1984 direct to streaming platforms. Giant Freakin Robot claims that they have a reliable source that says the decision has been made to stream the film. But like them, we must say that this is currently just a rumor so it is to be taken with a grain of salt. The big reason is that they feel that they have no choice but to start releasing their films, even if it means directly to consumers.
The idea would be to release Wonder Woman 1984 simultaneously in theaters that are open as well as on streaming services. They will have to decide whether or not to change the premium rate to view what is being called the biggest direct to stream film ever released. They don’t want to be the last studio to start doing this. But they also didn’t want to be the first. Unfortunately, they would like to desperately start making some money.
This of course has theater operators very nervous. Sadly with the delay of so many films, bigger theater chains have decided to shut down permanently for the time being. I can’t imagine how this is going to hurt smaller, independently owned theaters across the nation. Also even if they opened soon, who is actually comfortable enough to go to them? This makes sense for Warner Bros. for the time being. COVID strikes again.
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Source: Giant Freak Robot