'Wonder Woman 1984' Has Been Pushed Back in Brazil As COVID-19 Cases Rise In The Country

Wonder Woman 1984 delayed to August 14 due to coronavirus - CNET

It goes without saying that this past year has been full of ups and downs, and the ever-changing release date for DC's upcoming film, Wonder Woman 1984, is no exception. This is the sequel to the smash box office hit to Wonder Woman from back in 2017. As far as the DC Extended Universe is concerned, Wonder Woman was introduced in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, which received poor reviews from the critics and audience. However, after the introduction, Gal Gadot's portrayal of Wonder Woman won people over, especially in her solo film. Given its success, it was no surprise for Warner Bros. to green-light the sequel with Patty Jenkins back on the directing chair, despite the murky reception to the Justice League movie in which Wonder Woman appeared. Unlike the first Wonder Woman film, which was set in World War 1 (a decision which different from her origin in the comic books), the sequel is set in 1984, about 66 years after the original film. (For those who may be wondering, Wonder Woman is about 5000 years old.)

The release date for Wonder Woman 1984 had been changing, with its original release date being December 13, 2019 before being moved up to November 1, 2019. However, Warner Bros. later decided to
assign the film a June 5, 2020 release date in an attempt to ensure more box office success for the film. With COVID-19 coming along later, however, Warner Bros. was forced to move the film again, pushing it back to August 14 release. However, this was not the final release date.

Though it had been announced that some theaters were supposed to be re-opened on June 12, the film had to be postponed again due to the drastic rising numbers of positive results from COVID-19 tests. Theaters were forced to keep their doors closed for two more months, and some are set to be re-opened August 20. That being said, Wonder Woman 1984 ended up being pushed back to October 1. However, Cine Pop is reporting that Wonder Woman 1984 has been delayed for two weeks, from October 1 to October 15. Despite this, there are other international countries such as those in Europe where the people were able to maintain the number of COVID-19 cases. In those places, it may be less likely for Wonder Woman 1984 to be delayed. With this pandemic happening, we will just have to wait and see. The number of COVID-19 positive cases in the near future is not 100% predictable.

We are not certain whether this delay will be put into effect in other countries. Considering that Brazil has been facing difficulties with rising COVID-19 case numbers, it comes as no surprise for Brazil’s release of Wonder Woman 1984 to be pushed back. Other countries have been facing the same difficulties as Brazil. India and
Russia, for example, have seen rises in cases. As such, it may not be a surprise if Wonder Woman 1984 ends up getting delayed in these two countries as well.

On Saturday, August 22, DC fans are getting a virtual convention in the form of DC FanDome. However, it is doubtful that Warner Bros. would commit to any announcements for the definitive release date for Wonder Woman 1984 since these panels were pre-recorded without the foresight of any possible further developments that could arise. Wherever the news may pop up, stay tuned for more updates as soon as Warner Bros. discloses further information regarding the release of this film that fans have been awaiting excitedly for a very long time. The future is ever-changing, but we should be getting this film sooner or later.
Source(s): The Direct

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