After a year’s worth of delay, the theatrical release plans of Patty Jenkins and Gal Gadot‘s Wonder Woman 1984 are more or less toast. It’s going straight to HBOMax on 12.25.20, concurrent with a theatrical debut in select upscale venues, and that’s a good thing. Seriously — I’d love to be able to catch it in a nice big theatre somewhere. But the vast majority of would-be viewers will watch it at home, of course. We all know this.

Pic was originally slated for a theatrical release on 12.13.19. It was subsequently advanced to 11.1.19, and then delayed to 6.5.20. On 3.24.20 the opening was further delayed to 8.14.20. In June 2020, it was bumped again to 10.2.20, and then again to 12.25.20. It was then reported that the film would probably be delayed until the summer of ’21. Now it’s back to 12.25.20.