With December finally here; thank god too; fans are hoping to experience everything that 2021 has to offer! While most movie studios are looking at the changing entertainment landscape as to how their films will be released, Warner Bros has thrown their cards down!
After Wonder Woman 1984 makes its release this Christmas Day, WB plans to release all their 2021 films in both theaters and onto HBO Max simultaneously. So yeah next year you can watch The Suicide Squad, Dune, Godzilla vs Kong, Mortal Kombat, The Matrix 4, The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It, In The Heights from the comfort of your home or on the big screen.
In a statement from WarnerMedia chair and CEO Ann Sarnoff, she explains this model by saying:
“With this unique one-year plan, we can support our partners in exhibition with a steady pipeline of world-class films, while also giving moviegoers who may not have access to theaters or aren’t quite ready to go back to the movies the chance to see our amazing 2021 films,” she continued. “We see it as a win-win for film lovers and exhibitors, and we’re extremely grateful to our filmmaking partners for working with us on this innovative response to these circumstances.”
With Wonder Woman 1984 and their 2021 slate, HBO Max subscribers can watch them on the service for 31 days. After the one-month mark has passed, those movies will only play in theaters until they reach the traditional home entertainment frame. After that, people can rent through online platforms like Amazon, iTunes, or Fandango.
From a streaming service standpoint, this is one way to rival Netflix and Disney+. For me, I’m a bit mixed. Some of these films I just knew would hit HBO Max like for example Mortal Kombat and Tom and Jerry. Who’s to say how other studios will react and if they’ll follow suit? With an investor meeting with Disney happening next week, it is very possible we could hear some news on their film release slate.
Tell us in the comments below what are your thoughts on this? Are you hyped to watch these movies? Which one are you looking forward to?