So far, most of the movies that have been affected by the coronavirus pandemic were scheduled to come out in March A Quiet Place Part II, Mulan, April No Time to Die, and May Furious 9, Black Widow before being pushed back. But now even June films are coming out later than expected. Variety reports that Patty Jenkins’ Wonder Woman 1984, which was scheduled to be released on June 5, has been postponed to August 14.
“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 theaters on Aug. 14,” Warner Bros. Pictures Group chairman Toby Emmerich said in a statement. “We hope the world will be in a safer and hehier place by then.”
Wonder Woman 1984 isn’t the only Warner Bros. movie with a new release date, either: In the Heights, based on Lin-Manuel Miranda’s musical, and the Scooby-Doo origin story ? Scoob! have been “indefinitely pulled,” as has director James Wan’s Malignant, which was scheduled to come out on August 14, the date that now belongs to WW84. The fact that movies that weren’t supposed to come out for three months are already being delayed shows that studios expect theaters to remain closed longer than feared.
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 pic.twitter.com/85ykQ8x6NE
Horror fans rejoice as Joe Bob Briggs is coming back for another round of double features on Shudder very soon. The Last Drive-In season 2 is set to debut in April on the streaming service, as announced by Briggs personally. A brief trailer for the upcoming season has also been released, which sees Briggs brilliantly explaining the show for those who may not be familiar, or for those struggling to tell their friends and family members about it.
Shudder brought back the iconic host for this new show, which kicked off with a marathon in July 2018. It proved to be so successful that it crashed Shudder's servers. Season 1 rolled on rather successfully and, with that, we're getting season 2 starting on Friday, April 24. Taking to Twitter, Joe Bob Briggs shared a brief teaser, in which he, provides an excellent description of the show for his viewers who he lovingly jokes need to find a way to explain it to their parole officers.
Some of you are having trouble explaining to your loved ones, in this time of crisis, why Season 2 of The Last Drive-In is essential for your mental health. Your alternative derangement starts one month from today! @[email protected][email protected]@REBELLERpic.twitter.com/rZIowxrgYQ
— Joe Bob Briggs @therealjoebob March 24, 2020
'We show some new movies, some old movies, some classic movies, some cult movies, some weird foreign movies, some obscure movies, pairing them up in double features that sometimes challenge logic and sanity. Then, drill down into the heart of those movies by ferreting out background on the filmmakers, background on the way the movies are produced, and we count the number of dead bodies.'
The Last Drive-In season 2 will consist of ten episodes. The series will offer an eclectic selection of movies running the gamut from horror classics to obscurities and foreign cult favorites. The show will also feature the occasional surprise guest. None of the movies have been announced at this time, as Joe Bob Briggs likes to keep it a surprise each week.
Joe Bob Briggs became known to movie lovers through his days hosting Drive-In Theater. It ran for nearly ten years with Briggs as the host and was one of the highest-rated shows on The Movie Channel. Briggs then moved to TNT for four years as the host of MonsterVision. Briggs was also a commentator on The Daily Show for a little while, but Shudder brought him back to his horror roots for the streaming age.
For those who aren't already subscribed to Shudder, the horror-themed streaming service is offering up a deal right now for a free month. Normally, they only offer a seven-day trial, but given what's going on in the world right now, that has been extended. To get it, all you need to do is head to Shudder.com and use the code SHUTIN. After that, the service costs $5.99 per month. The Last Drive-In will air on Shudder's 'Shudder TV' feed on Fridays at 9 pm ET/6 pm PT beginning on April...
Patty Jenkins did not believe she could make a good movie with the Thor: The Dark World script. Additionally, she did not want to be blamed for the sequel's failure, which seemed to be inevitable. The sequel is often hailed as the worst movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. That particular topic blew up on social media this past weekend as passionate fans argued over whether Thor 2 or Iron Man 3 was the worst MCU project. Spoiler alert: Most of the votes came in for the Thor sequel.
Patty Jenkins was originally on board to direct Thor 2 and she had some different ideas from what Marvel Studios had in mind. She has noted in the past that she had a vision of a space opera with Romeo and Juliet mixed in. That is a far cry from what the finished movie became. Jenkins has not really talked about the experience very much over the years, but she recently went in depth as to why she left. The director had this to say.
'I did not believe that I could make a good movie out of the script that they were planning on doing. I think it would have been a huge deal - it would have looked like it was my fault. It would've looked like, 'Oh my God, this woman directed it and she missed all these things.' That was the one time in my career where I really felt like, Do this with [another director] and it's not going to be a big deal. And maybe they'll understand it and love it more than I do. You can't do movies you don't believe in. The only reason to do it would be to prove to people that I could. But it wouldn't have proved anything if I didn't succeed. I don't think that I would have gotten another chance. And so, I'm super grateful.'
Obviously, Patty Jenkins made the right decision. Thor 2 came out how it did and she would have been blamed for it, there's no doubt. Even Chris Hemsworth has said, 'The second one is meh.' Taika Waititi came on board for Thor: Ragnarok and reinvigorated the God of Thunder, while Jenkins went on to direct DC's Wonder Woman, which was absolutely massive. She also went on to direct Wonder Woman 1984 and fans will be able to hopefully see the finished product this summer.
While working on Thor 2 didn't work out, Patty Jenkins holds no ill will. 'I really have nothing but positive things to say about Marvel, because, honestly, they gave me that chance in the first place and it was not en vogue to do so,' she said. Marvel Studios does take a lot of chances and having Jenkins on board at that time would have been big, but she went out and found her own franchise to take on.
As for her thoughts on Thor: Ragnarok, she believes they found the right person for the job when they brought on Taika Waititi. She says, 'They found Thor's rightful director. Taika's so good for Thor. Oh my God, I love that movie. His tone with Thor was just masterful. That felt like pure Taika to me.' There's a lot of MCU fans who would agree with her, and more than a few who would have liked to have seen what she could...