Warner Bros. push back ‘Wonder Woman 1984’, ‘Tenet’ and more
Warner Bros. have made changes to their 2020 film slate once again… this time, taking us through to 2021. The COVID-19 pandemic forced cinemas to close around the world, earlier this year forcing a number of titles to be pushed back. But whilst cinemas are expected to re-open in the near future, release schedules have had to change in order to make up for the ‘backlog’ of all the planned movies we have still yet to see.
Here’s all the Warner Bros. movies that have been delayed:
Wonder Woman 1984
Moved from August 14, 2020 to October 2, 2020
Budget: $175 million USD
This move marks the sixth time Warner Bros. have pushed WW84 back! Our fun facts will tell you why…
Moved from July 17, 2020 to July 31, 2020
Budget: $205 million USD
Christopher Nolan’s upcoming spy movie has been delayed by two weeks. Instead, Nolan’s Inception will take its original July 17 spot as the 2010 film will be re-released in cinemas, to celebrate the 10th anniversary! It will also be a one-off event to welcome cinema fans back to movie theatres where “moviegoers will also be treated to an exclusive sneak peek of select films on Warner Bros.’ upcoming slate” alongside the screenings!
Tenet has also been labelled as a sequel or cousin to Inception so this move seems quite fitting!
The Matrix 4
Moved from May 21, 2021 to April 1, 2022
Filming for the fourth Matrix instalment had to be shut down in March, earlier this year. It was one of the many productions forced to come to a halt because of the pandemic. It’s no surprise this has therefore, caused a delay for the theatrical release.
Godzilla vs. Kong
Moved from November 20, 2020 to May 21, 2021
Godzilla vs. Kong has also been delayed, now taking The Matrix 4‘s initial slot. Although the film had wrapped and entered post-production, the film is part of Warner’s MonsterVerse. So it’s only fair that this one has been delayed in order to get the attention it deserves!
Tom and Jerry
Moved from December 23, 2020 to March 5, 2021
Warner Animation’s upcoming Tom and Jerry feature has been delayed by three months. It will consist of both animation and live-action, starring Chloë Grace Moretz, Michael Peña and Ken Jeong. The now 2021 flick will also mark the second theatrical release for the infamous cartoon characters, since 1992’s Tom and Jerry: The Movie!