Wonder Woman 1984 on the move again as premiere date shifts from summer to October; Tenet, Godzilla vs Kong and Matrix 4 also pushed back
Call it the Hollywood shuffle!
The premiere dates of a number of highly-anticipated films have been pushed back in another move to cope with the repercussions of the COVID-19 pandemic that shuttered movie theaters across the world in March.
Wonder Woman 1984, the sequel to the hugely-successful 2017 film starring Gal Gadot, is moving from an August 14 debut to October 2, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Some of other Warner Bros. films on the move include: Tenet, Matrix 4 and Godzilla vs Kong.
Post COVID-19 world: The premiere of Wonder Woman 1984 has been pushed back for a third time and will now hit theaters on October 2
The shift of Patty Jenkins’ Wonder Woman 1984 from summer to fall is the third release date change for the superhero film.
It was originally slated to hit theaters in November 2019, but the studio moved it to June 5, 2020. But with the coronavirus raging it again got pushed to the most recent scrapped date of August 14.
The original film, that was also directed by Jenkins, turned into a blockbuster hit, grossing $821.8 million at the worldwide box office.
Along with Gadot in the titular role, the sequel also stars Chris Pine, Robin Wright, Kristen Wiig, Pedro Pascal and Connie Nielsen.
Moving on: The Wonder Woman sequel was first scheduled to debut in November 2019; Gal Gadot is back in the titular role of Diana Prince / Wonder Woman
Hollywood shuffle: Christopher Nolan’s Tenet, starring John David Washington and Robert Pattinson, also got shifted back two weeks to July 31
Christopher Nolan’s Tenet, starring John David Washington and Robert Pattinson, also got shifted back two weeks to July 31.
Being a devotee to the theater experience, Nolan has been a stickler about releasing the spy film to a larger audience in July.
Warner Bros. also announced that Matrix 4, starring Keanu Reeves and Carrie-Ann Moss, and Godzilla vs. Kong will also premiere at later dates.
Deadline is reporting that Matrix 4, which was set to premiere in 2021, has shifted back to April 1, 2022, while Godzilla vs. Kong will now wreak havoc on the world on May 21, 2021, which was Matrix’s original release date.
The studio has also moved its cartoon action hybrid flick, Tom & Jerry, from December to March 5, 2021.
Sci fi shuffle: Matrix 4, starring Keanu Reeves and Carrie-Ann Moss 2021, has been shifted from a 2021 to April 1, 2022
Monster shuffle: Godzilla vs. Kong will now wreak havoc on the world on May 21, 2021