This is not a drill folks! Warner Bros. has announced their plans to debut their entire 2021 movie slate on HBO Max!
Basically, what this means is each movie will be released in theaters and and premiere on HBO Max at the same time for the first month of release.
Then, it will leave the platform after a month and continue in theaters domestically and internationally.
BRUH! Get into the list of releases you and I can watch from the comfort out our living rooms:
- The Little Things (starring Denzel Washington)
- Judas and the Black Messiah
- Tom & Jerry
- Godzilla vs. Kong
- Mortal Kombat
- Those Who Wish Me Dead
- The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It,
- In The Heights
- Space Jam: A New Legacy
- The Suicide Squad
- The Many Saints of Newark
- King Richard
- Cry Macho
- Matrix 4
Ann Sarnoff, Chair and CEO, WarnerMedia Studios and Networks Group 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.
While I feel bad about the impact the pandemic has had on movie theaters, I am not mad at being able to chill at home and watch these films.