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Hello, and welcome to another edition of The Monitor, WIRED’s entertainment news roundup.Wonder Woman 1984 Is Being DelayedIn 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 in a post on Twitter on 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 CoronavirusSpeaking of the coronavirus, Prince Charles 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, 71, and Camilla, 72, are both self-isolating. The Queen hasn’t seen her son since March 12, according to Buckingham Palace and is “in good health.”Read all of our coronavirus coverage here.The Medical Advisor on Contagion Tested Positive TooThe 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.”More Great WIRED StoriesHow UFO sightings became an American obsessionA critical internet safeguard is running out of timeCovid-19 is bad for the auto industry—and even worse for EVsGoing the distance (and beyond) to catch marathon cheatersUncanny portraits of perfectly symmetrical pets👁 If AI’s so smart, why can’t it grasp cause and effect? Plus, get the latest artificial intelligence news✨ Optimize your home life with our Gear team’s best picks, from robot vacuums to affordable mattresses to smart speakers
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