Warner Brothers Entertainment confirmed that they’ve delayed several films slated for 2020. Notable films like the 4th Matrix, Wonder Woman 1984, and Tenet were confirmed in their delay announcement. Their decision follows as cinemas remain unable to open their services for public consumption. Unlike other studios like Universal Pictures, Warner Brothers is refusing to stop supporting cinemas worldwide. Their aware that by entering the Video-on-Demand market, it’s another step towards a core aspect of human entertainment being lost.
Film analysts were surprised that Tenet from Christopher Nolan wasn’t switched over to the Video-on-Demand format. This film was slated to be the 1st movie available to consumers after cinemas were permitted to reopen. Large profits are possibly being lost by making this decision, as it’ll give other studios the opportunity to finalize their projects & compete against Christopher Nolan’s upcoming project.
Most weren’t surprised that Wonder Woman 1984 was chosen for the delay. It’s been Warner Brothers immediate selection to postpone over the last year. Initially slated to release in Mid-2019, the 2nd Wonder Woman film was postponed until June. That date has again been pushed back & will hopefully reach cinemas by October 2020. Gal Gadot has seen her primary role become the header of postponements, which started when theatres began closing across the European Union & North America. It’s unknown if Wonder Woman 1984 will finally lose from this additional postponement.
Below are the new dates for films affected by this international cinema delay.
- Tenet – July 31st, 2020.
- Wonder Woman 1984 – October 2nd, 2020.
- Tom & Jerry – March 5th, 2021.
- Godzilla vs. Kong – May 21st, 2021.
- Untitled Horror Film – June 4th, 2021.
- The Witches – Summer 2021.
- Matrix Four – April 1st, 2022.
The longer that Warner Brothers Interactive Entertainment continues to delay the release of their films, continued profits are lost. Interest behind these titles will be lost over prolonged period, with films like Tom & Jerry expected to not perform admirably in theatres. It’s better suited for Warner Brothers to release a selection of their films for Video-on-Demand Services that are operated by Cinemas. AMC Theatres & Cineplex both manage VOD Platforms.