With movie theatres closed all over the country, studios are struggling to either come up with alternate ways of distribution or postpone upcoming releases. For an example of that, look no further than Warner Bros. Variety reports that studio changed the release date of Wonder Woman 1984 from June 5 to August 14, 2020. This isn’t the first time either. The studio originally planned to release Wonder Woman sequel on December 13, 2019. Then it pushed it to November 1, 2019, and then moved it once again to June 5, 2020.
Warner Bros. is postponing some of its upcoming releases indefinitely. Among them are CGI-animated film Scoob (previously set for May release), an adaptation of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s musical In the Heights (originally set for June), and James Wan’s latest horror Malignant which originally held the August 14 release date.
Warner Bros. also rushed some of its new releases to Video On Demand ahead of schedule. These include the sports drama The Way Back starring Ben Affleck, superhero flick Birds of Prey, and legal drama Just Mercy featuring Jamie Foxx and Michael B. Jordan.