Wonder Woman 1984 may have pioneered the strategy of hitting theaters and HBO Max simultaneously, but it won’t be the last.
The Warner Bros. Pictures Group announced today that its entire 2021 movie slate, which includes Dune, The Suicide Squad, and Matrix 4, will make their streaming debuts on HBO Max the identical day they open in theaters within the U.S.
The movies will stay out there on HBO Max for one month, past which they’ll proceed taking part in in theaters.
Different titles presently anticipated to open in 2021 following this technique embody House Jam: A New Legacy, Within the Heights, The Many Saints of Newark, The Little Issues, Judas and the Black Messiah, Tom & Jerry, Godzilla vs. Kong, Mortal Kombat, These Who Want Me Lifeless, The Conjuring: The Satan Made Me Do It, Memory, Malignant, King Richard, and Cry Macho. (Because the press launch notes, nevertheless, that record of titles is topic to alter.)
“We’re dwelling in unprecedented instances which name for inventive options, together with this new initiative for the Warner Bros. Footage Group,” mentioned Ann Sarnoff, Chair and CEO of WarnerMedia Studios and Networks Group, in a launch. “Nobody needs movies again on the massive display greater than we do. We all know new content material is the lifeblood of theatrical exhibition, however we have now to steadiness this with the fact that almost all theaters within the U.S. will doubtless function at decreased capability all through 2021.”
Right now, there are not any confirmed plans for this launched technique to proceed previous 2021.