Wonder Woman 1984 is set to be released as planned, despite London cinemas closing due to new coronavirus restrictions.
Health Secretary Matt Hancock announced that London will be placed in tier three, which requires venues like theatres and cinemas to close.
The restrictions take effect at midnight on Wednesday – the same day Wonder Woman is released in the UK.
Despite that, Variety has reported that Warner Bros will release the Patty Jenkins directed movie in cinemas that will still be open in other locations across the UK.
According to the site, the studio are also ‘working out’ a video-on-demand deal with Sky, which could see the movie being released on the subscription service after a month in cinemas – however, nothing is yet confirmed.
Wonder Woman 1984 is the highly-anticipated sequel to the 2017 DC movie.
Gal Gadot is reprising her role as Diana Prince, alongside Chris Pine as Steve Trevor.
Kristen Wiig will be appearing as villain Cheetah, with Pedro Pascal as Max Lord.
When is Wonder Woman 1984 being released?
Wonder Woman 1984’s UK release date is being kept as December 16 2020.
It has been pushed back five times, after originally being slated for release on December 13 2019.
It will be released across the UK in cinemas that are still open, and there is currently no option for Brits to watch the film online.
What is happening with Warner Bros’ 2021 slate?
Warner Bros recently shocked movie fans by announcing that their entire 2021 slate, starting with Wonder Woman, would be released on subscription service HBO Max as well as having a theatrical release.
The 17 films, which include The Matrix 4, The Suicide Squad, and Dune, will be available for 31 days on the platform, starting from their release dates.
The studio’s 2021 slate includes projects such as Godzilla vs. Kong, In The Heights, and Space Jam: A New Legacy.
It’s also made up of Little Things, Judas and the Black Messiah, Tom & Jerry, Mortal Kombat, Reminiscence, Malignant, The Many Saints of Newark, Those Who Wish Me Dead, The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It, King Richard, and Cry Macho.
Ann Sarnoff, chair and CEO, WarnerMedia Studios and Networks Group, told The Hollywood Reporter: ‘We’re living in unprecedented times which call for creative solutions, including this new initiative for the Warner Bros. Pictures Group.
‘No one wants films back on the big screen more than we do. We know new content is the lifeblood of theatrical exhibition, but we have to balance this with the reality that most theaters in the U.S. will likely operate at reduced capacity throughout 2021.’
She continued: ‘With this unique one-year plan, we can support our partners in exhibition with a steady pipeline of world-class films, while also giving moviegoers who may not have access to theaters or aren’t quite ready to go back to the movies the chance to see our amazing 2021 films.
‘We see it as a win-win for film lovers and exhibitors, and we’re extremely grateful to our filmmaking partners for working with us on this innovative response to these circumstances.’
Wonder Woman 1984 is set for release on December 16.
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