Cinema – The sequel to “Wonder Woman” for Christmas

Gal Gadot is back on screens on December 25, in theaters that won’t be closed due to the pandemic, and on the video-on-demand platform HBO Max.

The role of Wonder Woman is played by Israeli actress Gal Gadot (archive).

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The sequel to Wonder Woman’s adventures will be released in the United States on Christmas Day, Warner Bros. Studios announced on Wednesday. It will be shown in theaters that will not be closed due to the coronavirus and on the video-on-demand platform HBO Max.

Spectators outside the United States will have the chance to see it “a week earlier” in theaters, starting December 16, says Warner Bros.

The idea of ​​releasing “Wonder Woman 1984” on HBO Max – a platform recently acquired by Warner Studios for an estimated price of $ 200 million – is linked to the pandemic, which has rocked Hollywood and the blockbuster calendar.

“It was not an easy decision and we never thought we would have to delay the release for so long, but the Covid-19 turned everything upside down,” Israeli star Gal Gadot, who plays Wonder Woman, wrote on social media. The film was originally scheduled for release in June 2020.

With Gadot and Pine

Traditionally, big Hollywood productions are only screened in theaters for 90 days before being broadcast on other media. But the closing of cinemas in many American regions, including New York and Los Angeles, has forced distributors to find fallback solutions.

Disney had released “Mulan” directly on its Disney + platform last September. But unlike Mulan, which had to be bought, “Wonder Woman 1984” will be offered at no additional cost to HBO Max subscribers for one month.

The first installment of “Wonder Woman”, in 2017, had collected $ 800 million in revenue and propelled Gal Gadot to the rank of world star. Chris Pine is also back in the second episode, which takes place in the 1980s, decades after the first film supposed to be set in WWI. Director Patty Jenkins remained in charge.

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