The studio today confirmed that Wonder Woman 1984 (starring Gal Gadot), will now hit theaters on August 14 instead of June 5, but has indefinitely pulled In the Heights ― an adaptation of Miranda's musical that was due out June 26 ― as well as Scoob ― an animated film based on Scooby-Doo characters set for May 15.More news: Saudi king to hold G20 leaders video summit on coronavirus
"In these awful times, when theater owners are struggling as so many are, we are excited to re-date our film to August 14th, 2020, in a theater near you, and pray for better times for all by then", Patty Jenkins, the film's director, said on Twitter. "In these dark and scary times, I am looking forward to a brighter future ahead".
The Wonder Woman 1984 release date has been pushed back into August, giving the film a better shot at a cinematic debut in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. I hope everyone is safe. "Sending my love to you all ❤️", she wrote.More news: Taoiseach Leo Varadkar announces new Covid-19 measures and protections
Get all the latest news on coronavirus and more delivered daily to your inbox. No new dates have been set for those titles. According to reports, the delays were inevitable as multiplexes across the USA will remain closed to help halt the spread of the novel virus. "In these bad times, when theater owners are struggling as so many are, we are excited to re-date our film to August 14th 2020 in a theater near you, and pray for better times for all by then". But Warner Bros. stuck to their guns and maintained that Wonder Woman 1984 would release in theaters in June as planned. The fact that Warner Bros. refuses to surrender Wonder Woman 1984's theatrical release reaffirms the studio's commitment to the traditional distribution model, even in these trying times.More news: You can now get free access to Thor's online training plan