So when is it going to happen, eh? With most of the major studio films having already left for 2021, eyes have been on Wonder Woman 1984 for a couple of things: will Warner Bros. move the anticipated sequel to HBO Max? Director Patty Jenkins says definitely not, but the decision isn’t totally up to her. Or will the film also head for next year, leaving the fall totally devoid of blockbusters? Well, Jenkins isn’t so firm on that question.
Variety caught up with Jenkins and asked about Wonder Woman 1984 arriving this December as currently planned. Jenkins had to admit WB might not want to take such a big risk on another huge film with many theaters still closed in the biggest markets, and consumer confidence at a low…
“I don’t think anybody can be confident of anything right now,” Jenkins said. “We just don’t know what the course of COVID is going to be like.”
“It feels totally possible to me, “, Jenkins added, saying she’s “very hopeful” the current date will stick.
I look at all of this through the prism of WB having already been stung by Tenet‘s release. Being a bit wary of the same thing happening is perfectly legit, and I continue to think WW84 will end up in the already-packed year of 2021. We shall see. For now, the film arrives on Christmas Day.