Warner Bros. has officially confirmed Wonder Woman 1984 will be released on HBO Max, and in theaters, on Christmas Day 2020. Following the success of 2017's Wonder Woman, director Patty Jenkins and star Gal Gadot signed on to return for a sequel. The highly anticipated blockbuster was originally set to come out over Christmas in 2019, but it was moved up to November before getting delayed to summer 2020. That proved to be the first of many delays for Wonder Woman 1984's release.
Before COVID-19 became a worldwide pandemic that shutdown the movie industry for months, Wonder Woman 1984 was scheduled to be released in June. Once it became clear that movie theaters weren't going to be wide open by then, WB pushed it to August, and then again to October, and once more to December. However, with COVID-19 cases surging across America and theaters in Europe closing down again, whether or not Wonder Woman 1984 would be able to keep this plan became uncertain. Rumors circulated that the movie could get delayed again to 2021 or come out on HBO Max shortly after the theatrical launch.
Now, Wonder Woman 1984 is set to be released on Christmas in theaters and on HBO Max. Warner Bros. put a new trailer for Wonder Woman 1984 on YouTube but did not list it as private. The trailer ended with the reveal that the movie will be available for no additional charge to HBO Max subscribers on December 25, 2020. It is keeping its theatrical launch for that date, giving fans the chance to still see it on the big screen if they want. THR has since confirmed these release plans.