Gal Gadot took to her Instagram and announced the news with her fans and followers,
The film will still see a theatrical release, but it’s a big move for the long-delayed blockbuster. Amid another massive spike in Covid-19 cases, Warner Bros. has announced that it will now debut Wonder Woman 1984 simultaneously in theatres and on HBO Max this Christmas.
“For a movie of this scale, this is unprecedented.” WarnerMedia Chief Executive Jason Kilar said in a blog post explaining why the company decided to provide the movie in homes and theaters at the same time.
Gadot also said the move “wasn’t an easy decision.”
“We never thought we’d have to hold onto the release for such a long time,” she tweeted, “but Covid rocked all of our worlds.”
Director Patty Jenkins, who had pushed for a theatrical release, supported the plan.
“At some point you have to choose to share any love and joy you have to give, over everything else,” Jenkins wrote on Twitter. “We truly hope that our film brings a little bit of joy and reprieve to all of you this holiday season.”