Wonder Woman 1984 gets new release date due to coronavirus pandemic

The release of Wonder Woman 1984 has been postponed until August due to the coronavirus pandemic.The highly-anticipated sequel, directed by Patty Jenkins and starring Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Kristen Wiig, and Pedro Pascal, was due to hit cinemas on 5 Ju…

The release of Wonder Woman 1984 has been postponed until August due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The highly-anticipated sequel, directed by Patty Jenkins and starring Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Kristen Wiig, and Pedro Pascal, was due to hit cinemas on 5 June, but bosses at Warner Bros. announced on Tuesday that it would now be released on 14 August.

“When we greenlit Wonder Woman 1984, it was with every intention to be viewed on the big screen and are excited to announce that Warner Bros. Pictures will be bringing the film to theatres on Aug. 14,” the studio’s chairman Toby Emmerich said in a statement. “We hope the world will be in a safer and healthier place by then.”

Gadot, who reprises her role as Diana Prince/Wonder Woman in the blockbuster, shared her relief that the movie’s release would be postponed.

“In these dark and scary times, I am looking forward to a brighter future ahead. Where we can share the power of cinema together again,” she wrote. “Excited to redate our WW84 film to August 14, 2020. I hope everyone is safe. Sending my love to you all.”

Jenkins, who also helmed Wonder Woman back in 2017, took to Twitter to share the news.

“We made Wonder Woman 1984 for the big screen and I believe in the power of cinema. In these terrible times, when theater owners are struggling as so many are, we are excited to re-date our film to August 14th 2020 in a theater near you, and pray for better times for all by then,” she wrote.

James Wan’s horror Malignant, starring Annabelle Wallis, was originally scheduled to open on 14 August, but has been bumped to accommodate the rescheduled Wonder Woman 1984.

Warner Bros. has also indefinitely pulled Lin-Manuel Miranda’s musical adaptation In the Heights, which was due out on 26 June, as well as the animated comedy Scoob!, based on the classic Scooby-Doo characters, which was set for 15 May.

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Wonder Woman 1984 producer insists movie will get theatrical run

Representatives for Wonder Woman 1984 have shot down a report suggesting the blockbuster will be released straight to video-on-demand due to the coronavirus crisis.Many cinemas around the world have been closed to help curb the spread of Covid-19, with…

Representatives for Wonder Woman 1984 have shot down a report suggesting the blockbuster will be released straight to video-on-demand due to the coronavirus crisis.

Many cinemas around the world have been closed to help curb the spread of Covid-19, with the release of numerous upcoming blockbusters being postponed until movie theatres re-open.

The Wonder Woman sequel, starring Gal Gadot as the superhero, is still set for release on 5 June, but a report published last week speculated it would skip the cinemas altogether and head straight for streaming or digital services.

This report was swiftly denied by studio Warner Bros., with president of domestic distribution, Jeff Goldstein, telling The Wrap, “We’re looking to release the movie theatrically, that’s our plan.”

Charles Roven, a producer on the film, also told the publication, “It’s ludicrous if you consider how big a movie this is… Everybody recognises that, as interesting as streaming might be, if you want a huge, global worldwide box office, you’ve got to release it in a movie theater.”

Representatives for Warner Bros. also confirmed to IndieWire that they remain committed to giving the DC Comics movie, directed by Patty Jenkins, a full theatrical run.

Many movies that were showing in cinemas at their time of closure, such as The Hunt, Emma, and The Invisible Man, have received early digital releases. On Friday, Disney bosses also announced that they were following suit by making their latest Disney/Pixar animation Onward available to buy digitally that day. It will be available on Disney+ on 3 April for U.S. customers.

“While we’re looking forward to audiences enjoying our films on the big screen again soon, given the current circumstances, we are pleased to release this fun, adventurous film to digital platforms early for audiences to enjoy from the comfort of their homes,” said director Dan Scanlon and producer Kori Rae.

In addition, Paramount executives have decided to release The Lovebirds, a comedy starring Issa Rae and Kumail Nanjiani, on Netflix after postponing its original 3 April cinema release.

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Dwayne Johnson halts production on Red Notice due to coronavirus crisis

Dwayne Johnson has halted production on his new movie Red Notice to allow cast and crew members to put their families first during the coronavirus crisis.The Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle star took to Instagram on Saturday to share video footage of hi…

Dwayne Johnson has halted production on his new movie Red Notice to allow cast and crew members to put their families first during the coronavirus crisis.

The Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle star took to Instagram on Saturday to share video footage of himself addressing his colleagues on the set of the Netflix project and announced that the shoot would be temporarily put on hold for two weeks from Monday.

“I really appreciate all your hard work and your patience during this time, but my number one goal for you guys, and it’s our number one goal too, is that we’re going to get everyone home to their families,” he said. “This (filming) is the kind of stuff that can wait; the most important thing is to take care of our families.”

Johnson wrote in the accompanying caption: “Gotta protect our babies, spouses, loved ones and elderly. We’ll continue to monitor and assess this situation closely to make the best decisions for our families first and then our businesses.”

Sharing a message of confidence amid growing coronavirus concerns, the 47-year-old added, “We’re a resilient nation who ultimately, will always rise to the occasion to be accountable and work together to overcome whatever hardship lies in front of us. Our country will do its job, as the rest of the world will do theirs.

“Everyone please stay healthy, vigilant, safe and let’s protect one another. We’re all in this – together.”

Red Notice, also featuring Gal Gadot and Ryan Reynolds, is one of many Netflix productions which have been paused amid the global uncertainty, which has prompted studio officials across the film industry to shut down shoots.

The latest wave of projects impacted includes Robert Pattinson’s The Batman and Chris Pratt’s Jurassic World: Dominion, while TV cameras have also stopped rolling on Empire, Pose, Supernatural, and Power spin-offs Ghost and Raising Kanan.

Production on news shows Real Time with Bill Maher and Last Week Tonight with John Oliver have been suspended too, along with shoots on The Late Late Show with James Corden and daytime series The Talk.

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Gal Gadot swears by ‘super simple diet’ to keep in shape

Gal Gadot swears by a “super simple” Mediterranean diet to help maintain her enviable figure.The Wonder Woman star has revealed the secrets to achieving her incredible body, sharing that while she does plenty of sweat-inducing workouts in the gym, her …

Gal Gadot swears by a “super simple” Mediterranean diet to help maintain her enviable figure.

The Wonder Woman star has revealed the secrets to achieving her incredible body, sharing that while she does plenty of sweat-inducing workouts in the gym, her top tip is to avoid any trendy diets.

“I think we tend to make everything much more challenging and difficult than what it should be,” she told U.S. InStyle magazine. “But for me it’s easy, I’m from Israel so I follow a Mediterranean diet – it’s super simple for anyone to do.

“I try to make a huge per cent of the plate veggies, then lean protein, and then a small amount of quality, good carbs. I eat a lot of fish and huge salads with olive oil and lemon.”

The Mediterranean diet involves eating plenty of vegetables, fruits, olive oil, beans, whole grains, and moderate amounts of fish, white meat and dairy products. And research has shown it may reduce the risk of developing conditions such as high blood pressure and heart disease.

The 34-year-old, who underwent an intensive training regime to prepare for reprising her role as Diana Prince in the upcoming Wonder Woman 1984, confessed she needs to switch up her workouts to avoid getting bored.

And Gadot, who served in the Israeli military, swears by plenty of recovery time after her hardcore strengthening sessions.

“I see a lot of physiotherapists – of course, we foam roll – but I need someone to go in and dig deep into the muscles,” the Fast & Furious star shared, adding that she uses high-tech massage device Theragun to help soothe her body. “I drink a lot of water to release all the toxins – I find that super important. And, of course, sleep.”

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Khalid lands Reebok campaign

Khalid has landed a global partnership with Reebok.The Grammy Award-nominated singer-songwriter is teaming with bosses at the sportswear giant on the Sport the Unexpected campaign, set to be released in the spring. Regarding the collaboration, Khalid …

Khalid has landed a global partnership with Reebok.

The Grammy Award-nominated singer-songwriter is teaming with bosses at the sportswear giant on the Sport the Unexpected campaign, set to be released in the spring.

Regarding the collaboration, Khalid explained that he has always been a fan of the label and appreciates the way the design team offer clothing and footwear with a “fresh twist”.

“I’m amped to partner with Reebok,” he said. “I love how they mix old and new and honour the classics with fresh twists. I hope we can inspire a new generation of people to be themselves and take creative chances.”

In a teaser image from his debut campaign, Khalid is seen posing in jeans, a white jacket, and white Reebok sneakers while standing next to a vintage car. Another shot sees him playing with his dog Maui, who is decked out in a specially designed tracksuit.

And Matt Blonder, vice president of marketing and digital brand commerce, is thrilled to welcome the 21-year-old into the Reebok fold.

“Khalid continues to be a beacon of originality, pride and imagination for today’s rising youth,” the executive praised. “Through his unique sound and a personal journey that took him across the country, Khalid authentically symbolises our common ethos – to inspire creativity and encourage experimentation. We’re privileged to welcome him to our family.”

Khalid follows in the footsteps of current Reebok brand ambassadors such as Nathalie Emmanuel, Gigi Hadid, Gal Gadot, Future, Cardi B, Danai Gurira, and Conor McGregor.

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Sofia Carson tapped as face of Revlon

Sofia Carson has been named as Revlon’s new global brand ambassador.Bosses at the U.S. cosmetics giant announced on Thursday that the rising star, known for appearing in Disney Channel movie franchise Descendants, has signed on as the face of Revlon Co…

Sofia Carson has been named as Revlon’s new global brand ambassador.

Bosses at the U.S. cosmetics giant announced on Thursday that the rising star, known for appearing in Disney Channel movie franchise Descendants, has signed on as the face of Revlon ColorStay Foundation, Super Lustrous Lipstick, and ColorStay Eyeliner. Sofia’s campaigns will debut later this year, and accordingly, she couldn’t be more thrilled to be working with the iconic beauty brand.

“Since I can remember, one of my favourite places in the world was my mom’s vanity, where I discovered my love of fashion, beauty and the perfect red Revlon lipstick. I wore it at my very first dance recital and every recital, performance and dance competition after that. I felt invincible on stage in my red lipstick, like I could do and be anything,” she commented. “I’m so proud to join the other incredible Revlon ambassadors who inspire me and countless women around the world. Revlon’s Live Boldly platform speaks to the woman I was raised to be; a woman who is fearlessly herself, and who boldly fights for her dreams.”

Sofia joins the likes of Gal Gadot, Ashley Graham, Adwoa Aboah, and Eniola Abioro in representing Revlon.

And Silvia Galfo, Revlon’s global brand president, is certain the 26-year-old will be a natural fit for the company.

“I have watched Sofia evolve into a passionate, dynamic woman with a sparkling personality and infectious positive energy that touches everything she does from her acting and music projects to her commitment to charitable causes,” she added. “She’s the embodiment of our Live Boldly spirit.”

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Lupita Nyong’o’s red carpet looks relate to film characters

Lupita Nyong’o and her stylist like to come up with looks which reference the film she’s promoting when she hits the red carpet. The Oscar-winning actress and her stylist Micaela Erlanger, who have been working together since her movie debut in 2013, …

Lupita Nyong’o and her stylist like to come up with looks which reference the film she’s promoting when she hits the red carpet.

The Oscar-winning actress and her stylist Micaela Erlanger, who have been working together since her movie debut in 2013, consider the outfits she wears when promoting projects to be an extension of the visual storytelling within the movie.

Accordingly, they treat each event with thematic precision, and explored female warrior iconography when Lupita was promoting Black Panther and mined circus and carnival references while stepping out to support horror movie Us.

“It’s really important to have a narrative, because we’re telling a story visually, just like in an editorial,” Erlanger told British Vogue magazine. “She’s never in costume, but her look has to relate to the character she’s there to talk about.”

However, their narrative dressing is put to one side when it comes to award shows, as they like to go for all-out glamour.

“It’s an extraordinary honour to walk the red carpet at these events, so you have to have the confidence to command a presence there and represent the best possible version of yourself,” the style expert added. “Lupita is the star of her own life and she dresses for that role in those moments.”

Erlanger, who also works with actresses such as Olivia Munn, Meryl Streep, and Gal Gadot, also praised the 12 Years a Slave star for coming into their meetings having done her homework.

“She’s an expert in tailoring and silhouettes, and her knowledge of what suits her allows her to be more daring,” she gushed. “She pushes me, I push her and we bring each other back down to earth. This trust has allowed us to see how transformative style can truly be. She’s become the ultimate muse and people want to work with her.”

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Gal Gadot and Ben Affleck call for release of Zack Snyder’s Justice League cut

Justice League stars Gal Gadot and Ben Affleck have called for Warner Bros. chiefs to release Zack Snyder’s cut of the film.The filmmaker was in charge of the DC Extended Universe, but was forced to pull out of directing Justice League midway through p…

Justice League stars Gal Gadot and Ben Affleck have called for Warner Bros. chiefs to release Zack Snyder’s cut of the film.

The filmmaker was in charge of the DC Extended Universe, but was forced to pull out of directing Justice League midway through production to deal with a family tragedy, leaving Avengers director Joss Whedon to complete the movie, which was panned by critics upon its 2017 release.

A version that stays true to Snyder’s vision still exists, and now several of its stars are calling on studio bosses to make it available to fans.

Both Gadot, who played Amazonian hero Wonder Woman, and Affleck, who portrayed Batman, tweeted the hashtag, “#ReleaseTheSnyderCut,” with Snyder also backing its release.

“This ancient Amazonian can’t be wrong. #releasethesnydercut,” he wrote after quoting Gadot’s post.

Ray Fisher, who played Justice League member Cyborg, also backed the release of the cut, posting a photo of himself in an American football uniform – a scene that did not appear in the original cinematic release.

Aquaman star Jason Momoa claims to have seen Snyder’s version of the movie, telling MTV News earlier this month: “I have seen it. I have seen the Snyder Cut, so… think the public needs to see it.

“I’m obviously indebted to Warner and DC, and I don’t know how they feel about it. As a fan, I’m very, very happy that I got to see it.”

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Warner Bros. executives have no immediate plans to release Snyder’s cut of Justice League, but other reports have claimed it could debut on WarnerMedia’s planned HBO Max streaming service.

The original Justice League was eviscerated by critics and disappointed at the box office, earning $657 million (£508 million) worldwide against a mammoth $300 million (£232 million) production budget.

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Gal Gadot launches production company

Gal Gadot has formed a production company with her husband Jaron Varsano.The Wonder Woman actress and the real estate developer, who have been married since 2008 and share two daughters, have created Pilot Wave, through which they’ll produce historical…

Gal Gadot has formed a production company with her husband Jaron Varsano.

The Wonder Woman actress and the real estate developer, who have been married since 2008 and share two daughters, have created Pilot Wave, through which they’ll produce historical thriller Irena Sendler, in which Gadot will portray the title character.

“As producers, we want to help bring stories that have inspired us to life,” Gadot and Varsano said in a statement to Deadline. “Pilot Wave will create content that promotes the perspectives and experiences of unique people and produce impactful stories aimed at igniting the imagination.”

The Israeli star also shared the news on her Instagram page and wrote in the caption, “Pilot Wave is taking off! I’m so excited this is finally out. @jaronvarsano and I have been working on this for quite some time and I just CAN’T wait to bring to life all the amazing stories we’re working on with all of our wonderfully talented partners.”

Irena Sendler tells the story of the real-life Polish heroine who saved thousands of Jewish children during the Nazi Germany occupation of Poland during World War II. Using the Polish underground network, Sendler and others managed to smuggle Jewish children from the Warsaw ghetto. She was arrested by the Gestapo in 1943 and never revealed any information about the children, despite being tortured.

Justine Juel Gillmer will write the screenplay, while Gadot and Varsano will produce the Warner Bros. project with Marc Platt.

The couple is also developing My Dearest Fidel as a potential vehicle for Gadot. It will be written by Chris Brancato and produced by Sue Kroll.

The 34-year-old will be seen in a number of movies during 2020, including the sequel Wonder Woman 1984, Kenneth Branagh’s Agatha Christie adaptation, Death on the Nile, and action-adventure Red Notice alongside Dwayne Johnson and Ryan Reynolds.

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Ryan Reynolds joins Dwayne Johnson and Gal Gadot in Red Notice

Ryan Reynolds has signed on to join Dwayne Johnson and Gal Gadot in Red Notice.The action film has been in development for several years, and on Monday, bosses at Netflix confirmed they had acquired the project from Universal Pictures. With a script f…

Ryan Reynolds has signed on to join Dwayne Johnson and Gal Gadot in Red Notice.

The action film has been in development for several years, and on Monday, bosses at Netflix confirmed they had acquired the project from Universal Pictures.

With a script from director Rawson Marshall Thurber, the plot is to follow an Interpol agent who is tracking the world’s most wanted art thief. Details about the characters to be played by Reynolds, Johnson, and Gadot have not yet been announced.

“Director/writer Rawson Thurber has delivered a dynamic script that me and my co-stars and partners-in-heist, Gal Gadot and Ryan Reynolds, can’t wait to shoot,” said Johnson in a statement, adding of the Netflix deal: “The fun we’re gonna have making Red Notice, but more importantly – the fun the worldwide audience will have watching it in 190+ countries – all at the same moment.”

In addition to starring in Red Notice, Johnson will also serve as a producer alongside Dany Garcia and Hiram Garcia under their Seven Bucks Productions banner. Beau Flynn and Turber will also produce the feature, with Scott Sheldon to executive produce.

“I’m beyond thrilled to be making Red Notice with (head of Netflix film) Scott Stuber and Netflix – a company that believes in filmmakers and big ideas for a global audience,” commented Thurber.

Red Notice marks the third feature Johnson and Thurber have teamed up on, with the pair previously working together on 2018’s Skyscraper and 2016’s Central Intelligence. Principal photography is set to take place in various locations in 2020, with the film slated for release in November that year.

Johnson is attached to appear in upcoming Netflix movie John Henry and the Statesmen too, and is currently in the post-production phases on Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw, Jumanji: The Next Level, and Jungle Cruise.

Meanwhile, Reynolds has been shooting The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard and Free Guy.

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