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'Wonder Woman 1984' to debut in theaters and on HBO Max in December

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By LINDSEY BAHR

“Wonder Woman 1984” isn’t skipping theaters or moving to 2021, but it is altering course. The last big blockbuster holdout of 2020 is still opening in U.S. theaters on Christmas Day but it will also be made available to HBO Max subscribers free of charge for its first month, Warner Bros said.

The film will also debut in international theaters on Dec 16.

“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,” said Ann Sarnoff, Chair and CEO of WarnerMedia Studios and Networks Group in a statement.

It is an unprecedented strategy for a film of its size, but a sign of the extraordinary measures that many Hollywood studios have had to resort to in the COVID 19-era. Most major films that had been set for 2020 have either delayed theatrical releases until 2021 or sent them to streaming platforms for a premium rental price, as the Walt Disney Co did with “Mulan.”

Audiences have not been going back to the theaters in significant numbers since they began to reopen across the country in late August and most studios have pushed their biggest films, from the James Bond film “No Time to Die” to “West Side Story” and “Black Widow” to next year.

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Japanese cinemas?

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Looking forward to this. One of the unexpected hilarities from the previous instalment was watching those who dismissed the film, until they discovered Gal Gadot and her support for the IDF.

I disagree with her stance but she's great in the franchise.

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Japanese cinemas?

Good question.

Is she "FAMOUS" enough to make it in Japan? We all know they don't bring all of the "popular/good" movies. JUST the "FAMOUS" ones.

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ok..........

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When are the Terminator and Alien coming out? I’d rather see those on the big screen than these super hero yawners.

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When are the Terminator and Alien coming out? I’d rather see those on the big screen than these super hero yawners.

Did ya see the latest Terminator and Alien movies?

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When are the Terminator and Alien coming out? I’d rather see those on the big screen than these super hero yawners.

I'm still waiting for a decent Terminator but we haven't had one since the Sarah Connor Chronicles which is over 10 years ago. As for celluloid outings, hasn't been a decent Terminator since T2 Judgement Day.

As for Alien, it's been one massive disappointment after the other since Aliens.

But if you like the visceral and vicious nature of the franchises but aren't impressed with standard supes, I highly recommend The Boys on a streaming service near you. It's a riot, and one of the funniest and darkest series on air, currently.

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they discovered Gal Gadot and her support for the IDF.

I think it’s good she supports IDF and her country, that is her absolute right as an Israeli and that some of these Hollywood media pundits are putting politics into this movie is just shameful.

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