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Wonder Woman 1984 is the next movie in the DCEU series, focusing on Diana Prince in the 1980s. Diana has been around for centuries but finds she is not the only fish out of water as her World War I love interest Capt. Steve Trevor turns up after being on ice for decades. But when is Wonder Woman 1984 being released in cinemas, or is it coming straight to streaming services?
When is Wonder Woman 1984 out?
In a shock twist, given this year’s events, Wonder Woman 1984 is a film which is actually coming to a cinema near you.
Wonder Woman 1984 has kept to its promise of coming to the big screen and will be doing so on December 16.
However, as coronavirus is still with us and could be for some time, the company behind Wonder Woman 1984 has come up with a plan for those across the pond.
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In the USA, the movie is being simultaneously released on HBO Max, a streaming platform, and in cinemas, meaning fans have the choice to see it in either way.
This will only be for a limited time, after which the film will be exclusively in cinemas.
Warner Bros said in a blog post: “We are, of course, in an extraordinary moment.
“This entails a patchwork of regulations, geographic considerations and, most importantly, fan preferences.
“With that in mind, we see an opportunity to do something firmly focused on the fans: give them the power to choose between going to their local cinema or opening on HBO Max.
“Super-fans will likely choose both.”
Director Patty Jenkins said in a tweet: “We love our movies as we love our fans, so we truly hope that our film brings a little bit of joy and reprieve to you all this holiday season.”
In the UK, there is no word yet on streaming services, or whether the streaming roll-out will take place over here, however Variety reported Warner Bros and Sky were in “advanced stages” of talks to see the film begin streaming as a premium video-on-demand movie from January 16.
However, given the slightly earlier release date, it may be a streaming release comes slightly later, as some have mooted.
This decision to simultaneously release the film is quite a surprise, given Patty said in October: “Direct to streaming is not even being discussed.
“We are still 100 percent behind the theatrical experience for #WW84 and supporting our beloved theatre business.”
A short while later, she added: “I don’t think anybody can be confident of anything right now.
“We just don’t know what the course of Covid is going to be like.”
It has turned out the course of Covid has taken them to simultaneous release after all, though it is unclear whether the dates will stick.
Fans have seen film after film pushed back to 2021 or even 2022 due to coronavirus, so while this movie looks pretty set for December 16, there is still a chance our festive wishes may not come true.
Express.co.uk will update this story if anything changes with the release date or streaming.
Wonder Woman 1984 comes out in UK cinemas on December 16
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