The highly anticipated Wonder Woman 1984 is still slated for release on December 25 after being pushed back several times.
But whether it will actually happen is a mystery as the coronavirus pandemic rages on and cinemas around the world are still closed.
“I don’t think anyone can be sure of anything right now,” said director Patty Jenkins Variety.
Uncertain Times: Wonder Woman 1984 May Not Be Released On Christmas Day As Scheduled Amid Continuing Coronavirus Crisis
‘I don’t think anyone can be sure of anything right now,’ director Patty Jenkins told Variety
‘We just don’t know what COVID’s course will be like,’ she continued, adding that she is ‘very hopeful’ that her film could open in December.
“It feels completely possible to me,” she said.
It was Jenkins’ intention from the beginning that WO 1984 would be viewed in a theatrical setting and not streamed at home.
The California-born director described how weird it was for her to have so much downtime this year after the madness of filming.
‘It’s unbelievably unreal. The biggest surreality of it is that it should be one adventure, right? You join the movie, you write the movie, you direct the movie, you make the movie, the movie comes out, and you move on.
Instead, I did one thing for three years, seven days a week, and then I just got off to nothing. No evidence for that [work]. I mean, that’s not true. I’m still working on, you know, Doritos bags, bags and things like that, ”she said.
Pedro Pascal, who plays villain Max Lord in the Gal Gadot-led film, told Variety, “ As for movie releases and the great way the industry has to improvise in these circumstances, nothing is surprising.
“We all get used to things changing from day to day, hour to hour, you know? That’s what we all have to deal with, ‘
‘We just don’t know what COVID’s course will look like,’ continued Jenkins – pictured with Gal Gadot in 2017 – adding that she is ‘very hopeful’ that her film could open in December.
It was announced last month that the sequel to the hugely successful 2017 film is moving from an October premiere to Christmas instead.
It was the fifth release date change that was initially scheduled to hit theaters on December 13, 2019 and then moved to November 1.
When the Joker was announced for release in October, Wonder Woman 1984 was moved to June 5, 2020.
After the pandemic hit in March and cinemas closed, the release was changed to August 14, then October 2, then December 25 where it currently stands.
Determined: Jenkins said last month – after the release date was changed for the fifth time – that she still hoped to bring the movie to the big screen
Jenkins said last month that she still hoped to get the movie to the big screen.
First of all let me say how much Gal [Gadot] and I love all of our dedicated Wonder Woman fans around the world, and your enthusiasm for WW84 couldn’t make us happier or more eager to see the movie, ‘Jenkins said in a statement to Deadline.
“Since I know how important it is to bring this movie to a big screen, while we can all share the experience together, I hope you don’t mind waiting a little longer.”
The original movie, which 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 and Connie Nielsen.
Pedro Pascal, who plays villain Max Lord in the Gal Gadot-led film, told Variety, “In terms of movie releases and the great way the industry has to improvise in these circumstances, nothing is surprising.”