Wonder Woman 1984 Director Announces 4K Ultra HD For HBO Max Release

By Aeron Mer Eclarinal Updated:
Wonder Woman 1984, HBO Max

Wonder Woman 1984 is set to open a brand new chapter of the DCEU this Christmas. After numerous delays over the past months, the Gal Gadot-led sequel will finally premiere on HBO Max on December 25 while also being released in theaters on the same day. Given that, the anticipation for the sequel is sky-high.

Since then, marketing for the film's eventual release on HBO Max has ramped up in the past weeks, with a couple of promotional posters arriving online to boost fan excitement. Not only that, several TV spots have offered a fresh look at the sequel, providing hints about the role of Chris Pine's Steve Trevor in the overall narrative. 

And now, a new tidbit about the streaming release of Wonder Woman 1984 has been revealed that will surely excite DC fans. 


In a tweet, Wonder Woman 1984 director Patty Jenkins announced that the sequel will be available in “4K Ultra HD, HDR 10, Dolby Vision, and Dolby Atmos” when it premieres on HBO Max on December 25. This marks the first time that a film will be released in that format on HBO Max. 



This reveal provides fans with an added viewing element that will definitely provide a far more unique experience when watching Wonder Woman 1984 at the comfort of their homes. While the film will still be released in theaters on the same day as the HBO Max release, it's possible that the additional feature could end up convincing viewers to stay home instead, especially considering the rising cases of COVID-19 across the United States. 

No doubt, the 4K Ultra HD format combined with the Dolby-related audio features will boost the at-home cinematic experience of fans while watching the DCEU sequel.

Jenkins previously addressed the film's release on HBO Max, admitting that the move is meant to spread joy “over everything else.” Still, the director still urged fans to watch it in theaters for the full movie-going experience, even mentioning the efforts of movie theaters to safely implement health protocols amid the global pandemic. 

Based on the director's latest tweet, it's worth noting the fact that she is still trying to convince fans to go see the movie in cinemas, as evidenced by the emphasis on the words “in theaters.” At first glance, it's obvious that the reason behind the director's continued emphasis on the matter is mainly for the sequel's box office returns and the growing concerns regarding the closure of some movie theaters in the United States. 

In conjunction with that, the other factor is the fact that it's high time for the sequel to be released. At this point, the trailers and TV spots for Wonder Woman 1984 are already painting a picture of how the narrative will unfold. More so, for those keeping up with all the Wonder Woman-related news in previous months, there's a good chance that they already have an idea of how the sequel will play out. This is on top of the previously-released spoiler-heavy plot details from the sequel's tie-in book. 

All things considered, it's still great to know that the options for watching Wonder Woman 1984 present a win-win situation either way. 

- About The Author: Aeron Mer Eclarinal
Aeron is a news/features writer and Content Lead for The Direct who has been working for the site since March 2020. From writing about the inter-connectivity of the Marvel Cinematic Universe to having an extended knowledge about DC TV's Arrowverse, Aeron's expertise has since expanded into the realm of reality TV, K-drama, animated, and live-action shows from Netflix,  Disney+, Prime Video, MGM+, Peacock, Paramount+, and Max. When he isn't writing and watching all things MCU, Aeron is heavily invested with the NBA (go Celtics!) and occasionally watches thrilling matches in the WWE.