Patty Jenkins, director of the upcoming Wonder Woman 1984, has stated that despite delays, it will still be released in theaters and will not be streamed.
The sequel to one of DC’s most successful movies had its release date shifted due to the continued spread of the coronavirus, and with most of the movie theaters around the world having been shut down, the rumors of Jenkins’ movie being streamed have been going around.
Originally set to be released in June 2020, Wonder Woman 1984 has now been postponed to August 2020. This is in contrast with other movies that have had to be released on-demand or streamed as many have been forced to stay at home due to COVID-19.
In a tweet, director Jenkins made the confirmation that the sequel will come to theaters instead of streaming, saying that the film was made for the big screen.
We made Wonder Woman 1984 for the big screen and I believe in the power of cinema. In these terrible times, when theater owners are struggling as so many are, we are excited to re-date our film to August 14th 2020 in a theater near you, and pray for better times for all by then pic.twitter.com/85ykQ8x6NE
Wonder Woman 1984 continues the story of Diana Prince, who faces two new antagonists this time around. Her flame, Steve Trevor comes back to life and joins her in her battle against evil.