Ever since the COVID-19 global pandemic shut everything down and basically took 2020 away from us, we have all been trying to figure out what exactly the ‘new normal’ was going to be. For comic book movie lovers, it has been a very trying time, outside of the already horrific issues face around the world. Fans have been waiting for the Marvel Cinematic Universe to kick off its Phase 4, as well as DC to continue its films in their quasi-connected realities. One such movie that we should have already seen is Wonder Woman 1984, the sequel to the highly successful flick introducing the Amazonian hero to the world. However, with theaters closed, it didn’t happen.
Now, however, it looks like WB is going to make sure everyone has a chance to see it on Christmas – and they’re going to release it on HBO Max as well.
A Twitter user named Wario64 caught a new trailer for the film with a very interesting release date tag at the end of it. While that video is now private on YouTube, he did capture a screenshot, and Variety has since confirmed it. It shows a theatrical release on Christmas day with a simultaneous release on HBO Max at no extra cost on the same day! This is great news for fans, as many theater chains are still not open, nor will be before the start of 2021 (Regal Cinemas, one of the largest theater chains, is one of them). With what seems like a very slight jab at Disney Plus and their Premium model that costs extra, this film will be available to everyone with an HBO Max subscription at no extra cost!
This is a great move by WB, as they are not only listening to fans and giving them what they want, but this move will drive many more people to subscribe to their streaming service, one that is still struggling to keep up with Netflix, Amazon, and Disney Plus. So, in just over a month, we will all get to finally see the highly anticipated Wonder Woman 1984 in all its glory, whether it be in a theater, or in the comfort of our own homes on December 25th.
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