News - September 14, 2020

Wonder Woman 1984's UK release delayed until Boxing Day
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Wonder Woman 1984's UK release delayed until Boxing Day

It's become a familiar theme in recent months, but while film releases are steadily returning to cinemas, with films like Bill & Ted Face the Music and Christopher Nolan's Tenet making their big screen debuts in recent weeks, but with the COVID-19 pandemic still gumming up the works of the film industry it was always likely more delays would occur.

Wonder Woman 1984, which was scheduled to arrive in UK cinemas in October, has now become the latest upcoming movie to suffer a further delay to its release, with the film now pushed back to December in all territories.

Brazil and Singapore will be the first countries to see the film released, with a December 24 release date announced for both, with the US and several others to follow on Christmas Day. In the UK, Wonder Woman 1984 will now arrive on December 26th, one week after the release of Dune.

That does put DC's new tentpole in fairly direct competition with Denis Villeneuve's upcoming sci-fi extravaganza, but Warner Bros. have cited the success of Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, which performed well despite having to compete with The Last Jedi. The studio was also keen to stress that the decision was motivated more by their belief that the Christmas holidays are a better bet for big movie releases, rather than anything directly caused by the pandemic.

December is certainly shaping up to be an exciting month, with Steven Spielberg's West Side Story and long-awaited comedy sequel Coming 2 America also currently due to land on December 18th.

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