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Wonder Woman Out Dec 16th

Morrus

Well, that was fun
Staff member
Wonder Woman is hitting cinemas on Dec 16th (dates may vary internationally).


I won't see it, though I want to. No chance I'm going to a cinema right now, even if they are open then. If you're in the US you can watch it on HBO on Christmas Day, but that's not an option for most people. Hopefully it will be available in other ways in 2021.
 

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Umbran

Mod Squad
Staff member
I almost feel sorry for the studios. Managing finances when they can't actually get the billion dollars they were expecting has got to be hard.
 

BookTenTiger

Adventurer
I almost feel sorry for the studios. Managing finances when they can't actually get the billion dollars they were expecting has got to be hard.
In the same way the Television Writers Strike helped create (or at least popularize) reality television, it will be interesting in 10 years to see how the pandemic changed Hollywood.
 


I can't imagine going to a theater right now, but I'll be happy to check it out on streaming. Pixar's Soul is also coming to Disney+ on the same day.

One wonders if this represents the breaking of the floodgates, if we'll see Black Widow, Dune, and others released in a similar model? I think it unlikely (Marvel has said "we're focusing on the TV series right now"), but if there's enough revenue, maybe?
 


Zardnaar

Legend
Theaters open/safe here just not a lot to see. At least movies I've heard of.

First one was good so might go see this one.
 

Ryujin

Adventurer
I don't see myself going to a theatre for this, either. We're back into lockdown because my region is responsible for roughly a third of the new cases in the entire Province, so I also don't see theatres being open, anyway.
 

Sacrosanct

Legend
Even if the theaters are open, no way I'm going. My partner and I have been doing everything right: never going out, social distancing, masks when we do, etc. And on Friday she got really sick. Fever, all over body rash, body ache, cough, and headache. On Sunday her temp dropped to 95 degrees but no urgent care could see her because they are all overwhelmed already. Her oxygen levels are still good thankfully, and last night she finally was able to get a test. Test results aren't back yet, but she's still sick today. So far the kid and I feel normal, but we are on self lockdown and have been since she first showed symptoms. Best we can tell, the only place she could have gotten sick from was from her 5 year old after he got back from his dad's (he doesn't take this as serious as we do, and they still go to the park to play, and have friends over, etc).

Seeing how sick she is, and worse, how scared she is, I wouldn't wish that on anyone. And I certainly wouldn't risk myself or anyone else by going out to a theater. I wish people would realize that even if you're OK, or your friend feels just fine, chances are you're giving it to someone who won't be OK.
 

BookTenTiger

Adventurer
Even if the theaters are open, no way I'm going. My partner and I have been doing everything right: never going out, social distancing, masks when we do, etc. And on Friday she got really sick. Fever, all over body rash, body ache, cough, and headache. On Sunday her temp dropped to 95 degrees but no urgent care could see her because they are all overwhelmed already. Her oxygen levels are still good thankfully, and last night she finally was able to get a test. Test results aren't back yet, but she's still sick today. So far the kid and I feel normal, but we are on self lockdown and have been since she first showed symptoms. Best we can tell, the only place she could have gotten sick from was from her 5 year old after he got back from his dad's (he doesn't take this as serious as we do, and they still go to the park to play, and have friends over, etc).

Seeing how sick she is, and worse, how scared she is, I wouldn't wish that on anyone. And I certainly wouldn't risk myself or anyone else by going out to a theater. I wish people would realize that even if you're OK, or your friend feels just fine, chances are you're giving it to someone who won't be OK.
My thoughts are with you!
 



trappedslider

Adventurer
I can't imagine going to a theater right now, but I'll be happy to check it out on streaming. Pixar's Soul is also coming to Disney+ on the same day.

One wonders if this represents the breaking of the floodgates, if we'll see Black Widow, Dune, and others released in a similar model? I think it unlikely (Marvel has said "we're focusing on the TV series right now"), but if there's enough revenue, maybe?
We may have an answer on black widow Black Widow Is Going Direct To Streaming, Revealed In Leaked Promo
 

Khelon Testudo

Cleric of Stronmaus
@Sacrosanct : I feel for you, and I hope your partner's illness is short. But the fact her temperature is below normal implies to me that she may have something other than Covid-19. That might affect your thinking about how she got it? But I'm a nobody on the internet, so you should certainly do what you think best.

As for the movie, I'll certainly try and see it in cinemas, since I'm lucky enough to live in Australia. Through luck and good management we've managed to mostly get rid of the bastard disease. (cross fingers!)
 

GreyLord

Hero
With the Vaccine around the corner, as long as theaters can survive till then, I would have thought they would have triedt to push it back until at least May. If we can get the vaccine and it is effective, I think people may be sick enough of being cooped up that the theaters will have a rush on them like nothing else.

PS: Unsure, we'll see...Black Widow may be a simultaneous release in both Theaters and streaming. Streaming may be better/cheaper for families while theater would be cheaper for the individual.
 


Umbran

Mod Squad
Staff member
With the Vaccine around the corner, as long as theaters can survive till then, I would have thought they would have triedt to push it back until at least May. If we can get the vaccine and it is effective, I think people may be sick enough of being cooped up that the theaters will have a rush on them like nothing else.

If you are correct, I daresay that, for movies that are actually good, a theatrical re-release would still do the trick.

Sell you the movie now, for streaming. Put it in a few theaters so that you can be up for awards this year. When the theater experience is a viable option again, release the movies again in theaters and get your money a second time.

Sheer elegance in its simplicity.
 


Umbran

Mod Squad
Staff member
For stuff that goes streaming like Wonder Woman, I’ll do my part to see them and help make them a success.

Definitely. Quality content right now can be hard to come by. And, I daresay that it can be a bit of shared experience for people around the holiday - even if they aren't all physically together, they can watch and share thoughts afterwards, which is a goodness.
 

While it could certainly happen, there are a number of other reports indicating the opposite of this. Of course, Disney could certainly be keeping their cards close to their proverbial chest. My feeling is that trying to hold off until going to a movie theater is a thing again will involve waiting for a long darn time. Even with a vaccine, I suspect that Box office takes will remain lower for years to come. Even after a vaccine, people aren't going to be coming out in numbers like before.

 

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