Wonder Woman Review Embargo Date Revealed - Positive Sign For The Film
Wonder Woman is just a little over a week away and Warner Bros. appears to truly believe in the World War 1 action flick.
They have elected to move up the review embargo to Tuesday at midnight or Monday 9 pm PST.
This is usually a sign of good faith in a movie to capitalize on positive word of mouth. Studios typically maintain review embargoes for as long as possible when they know a film isn't very good to minimize bad publicity.
The originally planned date for reviews to hit the Internet was May 31. While moving the date up two days may seem minuscule, it is most assuredly a sign of confidence.
Just to put it in perspective, Batman v. Superman reviews came out three days before release as well, which is a typical Warner Bros. practice. However, the fact that WB moved the date up for Wonder Woman can only be a positive thing.
I wrote before that Wonder Woman was receiving good initial buzz. Shortly after that article was published, the embargo for reviewers to share their reactions was lifted and they were glowing to say the least.
The general consensus has been that Wonder Woman is the best film in the DCEU (starting with Man of Steel) with a great mix of action, humor and heart.
The press tour for the film has begun with Gal Gadot and Chris Pine appearing on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon and Late Night with Seth Meyers respectively. The marketing has seriously ramped up with new TV spots, clips, and posters filtering out every day.
Wonder Woman was also named the #1 most anticipated movie of the summer in a Fandango survey, beating out even Spider-Man: Homecoming.
Wonder Woman made her first appearance in the DCEU in Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice. Although Gal Godot's performance was praised, the film underwhelmed with some fans and critics.
Warner Bros. obviously needs Wonder Woman to succeed to earn the trust of fans and critics alike as the character is a major building block for the DCEU. She will return in Justice League 1 and 2 and fingers crossed, her own sequel.