'Wonder Woman 1984' was the last tentpole movie release for 2020. It looks like the filmmakers are sticking to their guns and releasing it in cinemas. But there's been a compromise as well.

The 'Wonder Woman' sequel will debut on demand and in cinemas simultaneously in the USA.

It arrives in theatres on Christmas Day and will begin streaming on HBO Max that same day.

Both the director of the original 'Wonder Woman' and its follow-up, and the superhero herself, Gal Gadot, tweeted the news.

Jenkins wrote: "The time has come. At some point you have to choose to share any love and joy you have to give, over everything else. We love our movie as we love our fans, so we truly hope that our film brings a little bit of joy and reprieve to all of you this holiday season.

"Watch it in theaters, where it is made safe to do so (check out the great work theaters have done to make it so!) And available in the safety of your home on HBO Max where it is not.

"Happy holidays to all of you. We hope you enjoy our film as much as we enjoyed making it."

Gal Gadot added: "It wasn't an easy decision and we never thought we'd have to hold onto the release for such a long time but Covid rocked all our worlds. We feel the movie has never been so relevant and we hope that it'll bring some joy, hope and love to your hearts.

"'Wonder Woman 1984' is a special one for me and I can only hope it'll be as special to you too. We've put our hearts and souls into it."


HBO Max is WarnerMedia's premium on demand service. In the future, it will debut the 'Friends' reunion special and Zack Snyder's 'Justice League' extended cut.

The service is unavailable in Ireland and the UK at this time.

Variety reports that internationally, where HBO Max isn't available, 'Wonder Woman 1984' will premiere in cinemas on December 16th. This is a whole ten days earlier than the last release date given for Irish cinemas, which was St Stephen's Day.

We have reached out to Warner Bros and will report back when we hear official word on the superhero feature's release in Ireland.