‘Wonder Woman 1984’: Patty Jenkins Remains “Very Hopeful” It’ll Open This Year

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.

Travis Hopson has been reviewing movies before he even knew there was such a thing. Having grown up on a combination of bad '80s movies, pro wrestling, comic books, and hip-hop, Travis is uniquely positioned to geek out on just about everything under the sun. A vampire who walks during the day and refuses to sleep, Travis is the co-creator and lead writer for Punch Drunk Critics. He is also a contributor to Good Morning Washington, WBAL Morning News, and WETA Around Town. In the five minutes a day he's not working, Travis is also a voice actor, podcaster, and Twitch gamer. Travis is a voting member of the Critics Choice Association (CCA), Washington DC Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA), and Late Night programmer for the Lakefront Film Festival.