Warner Bros. Pictures has announced its distribution model for the upcoming and long-delayed film Wonder Woman 1984.
The movie will be released simultaneously in theaters and on HBO Max in the U.S. on December 25th, while debuting theatrically in international markets a week earlier starting on December 16th. The film will be available for a month on HBO Max in the U.S. included at no additional cost to subscribers. This is what Ann Sarnoff, Chair and CEO of WarnerMedia Studios and Networks Group, had to say about the matter:
As we navigate these unprecedented times, we’ve had to be innovative in keeping our businesses moving forward while continuing to super-serve our fans. This is an amazing film that really comes to life on the big screen and, working with our partners in the exhibition community, we will provide that option to consumers in the U.S. where theaters are open. We realize that a lot of consumers can’t go back to the movies due to the pandemic, so we also want to give them the option to see WONDER WOMAN 1984 via our HBO Max platform.
Toby Emmerich, Chairman of Warner Bros. Pictures Group:
We appreciate how patient audiences have been and given the great anticipation around WONDER WOMAN 1984 we are grateful to be able to make this terrifically entertaining movie widely available in these challenging times.
The cast consists of Gal Gadot as the titular Wonder Woman, Chris Pine as Steve Trevor, Kristen Wiig as The Cheetah, Pedro Pascal as Max Lord, Robin Wright as Antiope, and Connie Nielsen as Hippolyta. Charles Roven, Deborah Snyder, Zack Snyder, Patty Jenkins, Gal Gadot, and Stephen Jones are producing, with Rebecca Steel Roven Oakley, Richard Suckle, Marianne Jenkins, Geoff Johns, Walter Hamada, Chantal Nong Vo, and Wesley Coller as executive producers. Patty Jenkins directed from a screenplay she wrote with Geoff Johns & David Callaham, story by Jenkins & Johns, based on characters from DC.