Wonder Woman 1984 has had a long storied journey. Originally set to be released in theaters worldwide on December 13th, 2019, the film was then delayed/moved around five times–where it has now seemingly made it’s final landing. Earlier this month, Warner Brothers announced that it would be debuting Wonder Woman on their service on December 25th, Christmas day. Alongside it’s arrival on HBO Max, the film will also make it to theaters concurrently–making it easily the biggest movie to hit the big screen all year, even if it is in a limited capacity.
Well now we have even more news. Not only will Diana Prince bring her epic presence to HBO’s streaming service, but she will be the first to grace the platform with 4K HDR (alongside Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos). The announcement was made via director Patty Jenkins’ official twitter feed, which you can see embedded below.
It’s exciting that Wonder Woman 1984 will finally be bringing 4K HDR to HBO Max. It being 2020, it was all but a failure that HBO Max launched without any 4K support–something that has caused me to avoid the service on more than one occasion. So it’s great to see HBO catching up to the times.
Wonder Woman 1984 won’t be the only new release on Christmas day this year. While it currently isn’t planning on hitting the theater circuit, Disney Pixar’s Soul is hitting Disney+ the same day–albeit for a premium price. While Soul may be the more expensive launch, at least Disney+ actually launched with 4K HDR. Looking at you HBO Max.