The paid previews for Wonder Woman 1984 cut a bit more of the waiting time we’ll have to endure. The new DC movie opens Wednesday, December 16, in parts of Europe, North Africa, and Southeast Asia. That means an original nine-day wait — Wonder Woman 1984 was first announced to open Christmas Day in Indian cinemas — has slowly been cut down to about seven days thanks to a release date change and now, paid previews. Of course, if you don’t feel comfortable going to cinemas — understandably — there’s no home-viewing option unlike HBO Max for Americans.
Wonder Woman 1984 will be available Christmas Day on HBO Max and in US cinemas, in what represents the start of a new day-and-date release strategy for WarnerMedia that covers the Wonder Woman sequel and every Warner Bros. title set to release in 2021.
Gal Gadot returns in the lead as Diana / Wonder Woman for Wonder Woman 1984, alongside Chris Pine as former pilot and Diana’s love interest Steve Trevor, Kristen Wiig as the archaeologist Barbara Ann Minverva who transforms into the villain Cheetah, Pedro Pascal as the charismatic businessman and villain Maxwell Lord, Robin Wright as Amazonian army general and Diana’s aunt Antiope, and Connie Nielsen as Amazonian queen and Diana’s mother Hippolyta. Natasha Rothwell, Ravi Patel, Gabriella Wilde, Kristoffer Polaha, and Amr Waked have undisclosed roles.
Patty Jenkins returns as director of Wonder Woman 1984. She also co-wrote the film with Geoff Johns and David Callaham. Jenkins and Gadot are also producers on Wonder Woman 1984, alongside Charles Roven, Deborah Snyder, Zack Snyder, and Stephen Jones. Hans Zimmer is the composer. Wonder Woman 1984 is a production of DC Films, Atlas Entertainment, and The Stone Quarry. Warner Bros. Pictures is the global distributor.
Wonder Woman 1984 releases on December 24 in India in English, Hindi, Tamil, and Telugu. Paid previews begin on December 23.