This just in-
Warner Bros. Pictures just announced that yes, some of their upcoming biggest theatrical releases will be premiering on streaming service HBO Max.
2021’s Warner Bros. Pictures releases including “Dune,” “The Suicide Squad,” “The Matrix 4,” “The Many Saints of Newark,” “In the Heights,” “Space Jam: A New Legacy,” “Mortal Kombat,” and “Godzilla vs. Kong” will be following the release model of Wonder Woman 1984, and hitting HBO Max.
Each of these films will be hitting HBO Max the same day they open in theaters.
WarnerMedia CEO and chair Ann Sarnoff 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 theaters in the U.S. will likely operate at reduced capacity throughout 2021.
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. 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.”
It is worth noting that HBO Max will be ending their free trial offer before “Wonder Woman 1984” hits the streaming service on Christmas Day, 2020.