Wonder Woman 1984 is coming to HBO Max: Release date, trailer and more

Wonder Woman 1984
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Wonder Woman 1984 is arriving on HBO Max alongside its theatrical release! And with the right streaming devices, you can experience it in glorious 4K and Dolby sound. It’s been a long time coming, but we’ve got all the info about Wonder Woman 2 (also known as Wonder Woman 1984) and its winding road to viewers.

Coronavirus concerns pushed Gal Gadot's second solo cinematic adventure from its original release date. The sequel to Wonder Woman was first announced at San Diego Comic Con in 2017, just a month after the film’s release, with the title Wonder Woman 1984 (abbreviated in promo materials as WW84) later announced the day the film started principal photography in June 2018. 

Then, the film’s first trailer debuted simultaneously online and at CCXP in Brazil. Four new colorful character posters were tweeted from the official Wonder Woman movie account featuring Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Kristen Wiig, and Pedro Pascal. 

During the panel, Jenkins and Gadot revealed that they already have a story in mind for a potential Wonder Woman 3, with the director also considering a spinoff focused on the Amazons further down the line. The third chapter, Jenkins said back in January, would take place in modern times.  

Wonder Woman 1984 on HBO Max

Wonder Woman will debut on HBO Max at the same time as it is released in any theaters open for business. It will stream at no extra cost to subscribers on Dec 25. 

Plus, director Patty Jenkins revealed it will be the first film on HBO Max that will play in 4K Ultra HD, HDR 10, Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos.

Wonder Woman 1984 release date

After some shuffling around the calendar, Wonder Woman 1984 flew to a release date of Dec. 25, Christmas Day. 

With the COVID-19 pandemic continuing in the U.S., many theaters remain closed, which is what led to the decision to also put the film on HBO Max.

Wonder Woman 2's original release date was June 5. When the pandemic hit, it was pushed back to Aug. 14, then October 2 until it finally landed on Christmas.

Wonder Woman 1984 trailers

Warner Bros. debuted the film’s first, and very ‘80s trailer on December 8, 2019 at CCXP in Brazil, as well as online. Watch it below for Wonder Woman in action, teases of her new foes, and an epic remix of New Order’s 1986 hit “Blue Monday.”  

Expect a new trailer at DC FanDome, we'll be adding it here.

Wonder Woman 2 poster

The new Wonder Woman 1984 poster is really cool. Director Patty Jenkins debuted it on Twitter:

Wonder Woman 2's Cheetah and Maxwell Lord

It was officially announced in March that Kristen Wiig had joined the cast as classic Wonder Woman arch-enemy Cheetah, who, in the comics, is Diana’s friend before she turns to feline-themed villainy. Based on what little we see of Wiig in the movie’s trailer, this appears to hold true for the sequel. Also in March, it was confirmed that Game of Thrones and The Mandalorian star Pedro Pascal had signed onto the film, later revealed to be playing Maxwell Lord, a powerful businessman from the comics who has tangled with the Justice League on many occasions. The character has previously appeared in live-action on Smallville and, more recently, Supergirl.  

Wonder Woman 2 cast

Gal Gadot will once again don the armor of Princess Diana of Themyscira (aka Wonder Woman), while Chris Pine will return as Steve Trevor (more on that below). Connie Nielson and Robin Wright will reprise their roles from the first Wonder Woman as Hippolyta and Antiope, respectively. Natasha Rothwell, Ravi Patel, Gabrielle Wilde, Kristoff Polaha, and Amr Waked are all also listed in the cast, but in undisclosed roles.  

Wonder Woman 1984 crew

Zack Snyder, the director who started the whole DCEU continuity with Man of Steel in 2013, announced he is producing the film alongside his wife, Deborah Snyder, in May 2018. Additionally, Dark Knight Trilogy, Man of Steel, and Batman v. Superman composer Hans Zimmer will score the film, having created the (absolutely killer) electric guitar theme that accompanied Wonder Woman’s cinematic debut, which Rupert Gregson-Williams incorporated into the score for her 2017 solo film.  

Wonder Woman 1984 set videos? 

Quite a few, actually! The film often shot on location.  

The production shut down Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, DC in June 2018. You can see Gal Gadot sprinting (very fast!) down the historic street in her full red and blue costume.  

Chris Pine even toyed with some phone camera-armed onlookers while shooting a scene with Gal Gadot in Washington, DC.  

That same month, Kristen Wiig was spotted doing a stunt that hints at her character’s feline abilities, marking our first, albeit unofficial, look at Cheetah proper. Cue the excitement! 

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Henry T. Casey
Managing Editor (Entertainment, Streaming)

Henry is a managing editor at Tom’s Guide covering streaming media, laptops and all things Apple, reviewing devices and services for the past seven years. Prior to joining Tom's Guide, he reviewed software and hardware for TechRadar Pro, and interviewed artists for Patek Philippe International Magazine. He's also covered the wild world of professional wrestling for Cageside Seats, interviewing athletes and other industry veterans.