Wonder Woman 1984 and In The Heights have joined the long list of theatrical releases that have been delayed due to concerns about the coronavirus.
Warner Bros. announced on Tuesday, March 24 that the theatrical release dates for both Wonder Woman 1984 and the big screen adaptation of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Tony Award winning musical, In The Heights, have been delayed
According to Variety reports, Warner Bros. has officially moved Wonder Woman 1984’s release date from June 5 to August 14.
Unfortunately for In The Heights fans, though the adaptation was originally set to debut on June 26, the highly anticipated movie musical’s release has been put on hold indefinitely.
“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 August 14,” Warner Bros. Pictures group chair, Toby Emmerich, said in a statement. “We hope the world will be in a safer and healthier place by then.”
Lin-Manuel Miranda, meanwhile, consoled disappointed fans on his Twitter account.
“We had the best summer of our lives filming #InTheHeightsMovie last year. We gathered in Washington Heights and told this story, on location in this neighborhood, with our neighbors and community. We couldn’t wait to share it with you. But we are going to have to wait a little longer,” wrote Miranda in a text post signed by himself, director Jon Chu, and writer Quiara Alegria Hudes.
“With the uncertainty in our world, right now, the release of In The Heights is being postponed. When we can safely gather again, flags in hand, we will be there, enjoying this movie in theaters. We’ll have the premiere uptown. The best summer of our lived, together. Patience & Faith. Paciencia y Fe.”
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— Lin-Manuel Miranda (@Lin_Manuel) March 24, 2020