On Tuesday, Warner Bros postponed the summer release of “Wonder Woman 1984” and dropped the adaptation of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s “In the Heights” from its schedule largely due to the coronavirus pandemic
Since much of Hollywood’s spring release schedule has already been reclaimed due to the virus, big blockbuster films are also gradually being reshuffled. “Wonder Woman 1984,” the “Wonder Woman” sequel to 2017, will now hit theaters on Aug. 14 instead of June 5.
In a recent livestream interview with Rosie O’Donnell, Miranda said the score was being recorded while post-production work was slowing because of the outbreak.
“There’s a lot that remains to be done on that movie,” said Miranda. “We were finishing the score and the mixing and just getting the music exactly right.”
“We made ‘Wonder Woman 1984’ for the big screen and I believe in the power of cinema,” director Patty Jenkins posted on Twitter. “In these terrible times, when theater owners are struggling as so many are, we are excited to re-date our film to August 14th, 2020, in a theater near you, and pray for better times for all by then.”
Although some recent releases have shifted to OTT Platforms as theaters shut, Hollywood’s blockbuster films have opted to wait until they can play in cinemas.