Warner Bros.’ announced Wednesday that the sequel to their 2017 superhero film “Wonder Woman,” “Wonder Woman 1984,” will be available on HBO Max next month. In addition, the film will also be released in theaters simultaneously on December 25. It is scheduled to debut in international markets on December 16.
“Wonder Woman 1984” will be available on HBO Max in the US at no additional cost to subscribers for one month. After the film leaves the streaming service, it will continue to play in theaters. The film will become available on video on demand, digital rental and for purchase following its departure from theaters. WarnerMedia is attempting to please its theatrical partners as well as boost streaming service subscribers, keeping investors also happy by releasing the new film on both the streaming service as well as in theaters.
Ann Sarnoff, CEO of WarnerMedia studios and networks group, commented on the company’s plans for the film’s release saying, “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. 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.”