“Wonder Woman 1984” has postponed its release by nearly two months.
The sequel to the 2017 original, which was set to premiere on August 14th, will now hit theaters on October 2nd, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
“Wonder Woman 1984 is coming to your favorite theater this fall. See it October 2, 2020,” wrote the film’s official Twitter account.
Gal Gadot, who stars in the titular role, also shared the news on her Instagram.
“The new release date for WW84 is October 2, 2020,” Gadot captioned several photos of the film’s title on the marquee of theaters. “Wow, it's finally happening, and I couldn’t be more excited! To all the fans that stuck with us through this time, thank you so much! We couldn't have done this without you. I'm so excited for you to get to see this WW84, it will be worth the wait.”
The superhero film’s delay comes after it was announced director Christopher Nolan’s espionage thriller, “Tenet,” will no longer premiere on July 17th.
The movie’s release was pushed back by two weeks and will now hit theaters on July 31st, reported Variety.
“Tenet” was set to be the first big budget film to be released following the closures of movie theaters in mid-March due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The $200 million tentpole production was expected to give movie chain’s a big financial boost after going dark for more than three months.
Despite the delay, Warner Bros. expressed excitement about moviegoers finally getting to see the film.
“We’re especially thrilled, in this complex and rapidly changing environment, to be bringing Christopher Nolan’s ‘Tenet,’ a global tentpole of jaw-dropping size, scope and scale, to theaters around the world on July 31,” Toby Emmerich, chairman of Warner Bros. Pictures Group told the outlet. “It’s been longer than any of us could’ve imagined since we’ve seen a movie on the big screen.”
But fans looking to still hit brick-and-mortar movie theaters on the 17th will have another of Nolan’s classic films to keep them occupied.
“We are also excited to offer his masterpiece ‘Inception’ in theaters for its 10th anniversary on July 17,” Emmerich added.
With “Tenet” being delayed, Disney’s live-action remake of “Mulan” will be the first blockbuster film to hit cinemas across the country on July 24th.
Moviegoers will actually get to check out two smaller films prior to the release of “Mulan.”
“Unhinged,” a thriller starring Russell Crowe, will launch on theater screens on July 1st. While the romance drama “The Broken Hearts Gallery,” co-starring “Stranger Things” star Dacre Montgomery, follows a week later on July 10th.
The onset of the spread of COVID-19 caused the entire movie industry to shut down productions and forced studios to delay the release dates of dozens of films, some until 2021 and beyond.