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Wonder Woman 1984 Is Being Delayed
In a move that was bound to happen sooner or later, the release date for Wonder Woman 1984 is being pushed back. The film, a follow-up to Patty Jenkins’ wildly successful 2017 movie Wonder Woman, will now hit theaters in August of this year. The shift comes as theaters around the world are shuttered in an attempt to stop the spread of Covid-19. “We made Wonder Woman 1984 for the big screen and I believe in the power of cinema,” Jenkins wrote on Twitter Tuesday. “In these terrible times, when theater owners are struggling as so many are, we are excited to re-date our film to August 14th, 2020 in a theater near you, and pray for better times for all by then.”
Prince Charles Has Tested Positive for Coronavirus
Speaking of the coronavirus, Charles, the prince of Wales, has reportedly tested positive. His wife, the Duchess of Cornwall, has been tested but the results came back negative. Charles has mild symptoms, but “otherwise remains in good health,” according to a report from the BBC. The heir to the throne, who is 71, and Camilla, 72, are both self-isolating. Queen Elizabeth II hasn’t seen her son since March 12, according to Buckingham Palace and is “in good health.”
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The Medical Advisor on Contagion Tested Positive Too
The head scientific consultant on the movie Contagion—the film a lot of people have been watching as the pandemic intensifies—has Covid-19. Ian Lipkin, who is currently the director of the Center for Infection and Immunity at Columbia University, shared the news in an appearance on Lou Dobbs Tonight on Tuesday. “I would just like to say, on this show tonight, that this has become very personal to me too, because I have Covid as of yesterday,” he said. “It is miserable. It is miserable.”
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