The wait is finally over! Wonder Woman 1984 is headed our way…both in theaters and through streaming service.
Everything has changed since the COVID-19 pandemic, including the entertainment business. While you had to go to movie theaters to watch films, the pandemic has led to an experiment in releasing big blockbusters through streaming services.
Now, it’s Wonder Woman 1984 that gets to test those waters. WarnerMedia announced that the Wonder Woman sequel will be released simultaneously in theaters (where it’s safe for those to attend) and on HBO Max on Dec. 25. The film will debut on Dec. 16 in international markets.
Audiences will be able to watch Wonder Woman 1984 for one month on HBO Max in United States. But unlike previous films that have streamed, it will be available at no additional cost. After Jan. 25, Wonder Woman 1984 will leave the streaming service while it continues to play in theaters. Then, the movie will be available via video on demand, digital rental and to purchase.
“As we navigate these unprecedented times, we’ve had to be innovative in keeping our businesses moving forward while continuing to super-serve our fans,” Ann Sarnoff, CEO of WarnerMedia studios and networks group, said. “We realize that a lot of consumers can’t go back to the movies due to the pandemic, so we also want to give them the option to see Wonder Woman 1984 via our HBO Max platform.”