The coronavirus has pushed various blockbuster films off their original release dates until later this year, including Wonder Woman 1984. However, Christopher Nolan’s Tenet is still pushing ahead with its original date.
According to Deadline, Tenet is still planning a July 17 release. However, in order to qualify for that date, Warner Bros. needs 80 percent of the world’s theaters to be open, including those in New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco. This would put it in 3,500 domestic theaters and over 30,000 screens worldwide.
If those requirements are not met in the next two to three weeks, Tenet will move to Wonder Woman 1984‘s Aug. 14 release date, which would then push back the DC Comics film to December of this year. If it can’t make August, Warner Bros. will find a new date for the film. It has no plans to send either movie to VOD.
It is not just Warner Bros. films that will be shifted if Tenet cannot make its July 17 release. Insiders believe that Mulan and other major summer films will be moved as well, similar to when No Time to Die‘s coronavirus delay opened the gates for other films like Black Widow and F9 to move back as well.
Directed and co-written by Patty Jenkins, Wonder Woman 1984 stars Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Kristen Wiig, Pedro Pascal and Natasha Rothwell. The film hits theaters on Aug. 14.
The fate of Wonder Woman 1984's premiere date depends on what happens with Christopher Nolan's Tenet.