Gal Gadot's ''Wonder Woman 1984’ will debut in U.S. theatres and on an OTT streaming service on Christmas Day, an unusual release plan prompted by the coronavirus pandemicAT&T's Warner Bros studio said in a statement on Wednesday the movie will be shown in theatres outside the United States starting on December 16.
Gal made the official announcement on her Twitter handle in a post that read, “IT’S TIME. We’ve all waited a long time for this one to come. I can’t tell you how excited I am for all of you to see this movie. It wasn’t an easy decision and we never thought we’d have to hold onto the release for such a long time but Covid rocked all of our worlds. We feel the movie has never been so relevant and we hope that it’ll bring some joy, hope and love to your hearts. Wonder Woman 1984 is a special one for me and I can only hope it’ll be as special to you too. We’ve put our hearts and souls into it."While informing fans that they can watch the film in theatres and in the homes, she signed off saying, "Please keep safe and wear a mask. Happy holidays to all of us! Let the light shine in.”'Wonder Woman 1984' had originally been scheduled to reach cinemas in June 2020. But Hollywood studios delayed most of their summer blockbusters until 2021 as the virus has kept many theatres in key markets closed.This film is said to be the last big-budget action film on the 2020 schedule."For a movie of this scale, this is unprecedented," WarnerMedia Chief Executive Jason Kilar said in a blog post explaining the release strategy.The film directed by Patty jenkins , also stars Chris Pine as Steve Trevor, Kristen Wiig as the villain Cheetah and Pedro Pascal as Maxwell Lord.