'Wonder Woman 1984' heading to HBO Max and theaters on Christmas Day

Lisa Richwine, Reuters

Posted at Nov 19 2020 09:29 AM

LOS ANGELES - Superhero movie "Wonder Woman 1984" will debut in US theaters and on AT&T Inc's HBO Max streaming service on Christmas Day, an unusual release plan prompted by the coronavirus pandemic.

AT&T's Warner Bros studio said in a statement on Wednesday the movie will be shown in theaters outside the United States starting on Dec. 16.


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An action spectacle starring Gal Gadot, "Wonder Woman 1984" had originally been scheduled to reach cinemas in June 2020. But Hollywood studios delayed most of their summer blockbusters until 2021 as the virus has kept many theaters in key markets closed, devastating theater operators including AMC Entertainment and Cineworld Group Plc.

"Wonder Woman 1984" is the last big-budget action film on the 2020 schedule.

"For a movie of this scale, this is unprecedented," WarnerMedia Chief Executive Jason Kilar said in a blog post explaining the release strategy.