As coronavirus cases spike all over the country, studios are playing release-date musical chairs once again.
"Wonder Woman 1984," director Patty Jenkins' hotly anticipated superhero sequel starring Gal Gadot as the title Amazon warrior, is shifting from Aug. 14 to Oct. 2, moving yet another big flick out of what's left of 2020's summer-movie season. Warner Bros. is also shifting another high-profile film, Christopher Nolan's mystery thriller "Tenet," two weeks, to July 24.
Friday's film news marks the first major delays announced since March, when the COVID-19 pandemic sent Hollywood into a tailspin and studios scooted their major summer movies to the fall and into 2021.
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The "Tenet" delay now places the pressure on Disney, as its live-action remake "Mulan" (July 24) could potentially be the first blockbuster-type movie to hit theaters as cinemaplexes aim to reopen in July. Also on tap: the Russell Crowe road-rage thriller "Unhinged" and the romantic comedy "The Broken Hearts Gallery" (executive produced by Selena Gomez), both opening July 10.