Wonder Woman 1984
Wonder Woman 1984 Image Credit: Warner Bros. Pictures

Keep your eyes peeled on Burj Khalifa tonight (December 15) as Wonder Woman flexes her muscles on the façade of the world’s tallest building.

Wonder Woman image displayed on the Burj Khalifa facade
Wonder Woman image displayed on the Burj Khalifa facade Image Credit: Supplied

In the lead up to the release of ‘Wonder Woman 1984’, starring Gal Gadot and Chris Pine, the 160-storey icon will pay tribute to another icon ahead of her big screen adventure. Visuals from the upcoming film, which releases in the UAE on December 17, will be flashed on the façade of Burj Khalifa at 7.30pm, accompanied by an audio soundtrack.

In her latest adventure, Gadot’s superwoman will don wings of gold as she takes on Maxwell Lord and the Cheetah.

‘Wonder Woman 1984’ is directed by Patty Jenkins and is releasing across UAE cinemas and the rest of the GCC a week ahead of its rollout in the US, which is scheduled for Christmas Day. The US market will also get a chance to see the Warner Bros production on the streaming site, HBO Max.

The decision to release the movie simultaneously on a streaming site has drawn criticism from some parts of Hollywood, with director Christopher Nolan being most vocal.

Wonder Woman displayed on Burj Khalifa facade
Wonder Woman displayed on Burj Khalifa facade Image Credit: Supplied

Speaking on the decision, Ann Sarnoff, Chair and CEO, WarnerMedia Studios and Networks Group (of which Warner Bros is part) said in a statement: “We’re living in unprecedented times which call for creative solutions, including this new initiative for the Warner Bros Pictures Group. No one wants films back on the big screen more than we do. We know new content is the lifeblood of theatrical exhibition, but we have to balance this with the reality that most theatres in the US will likely operate at reduced capacity throughout 2021.”