The New York Times profile of Walter Hamada had one central message: Streaming on HBO Max will be an indelible aspect of Warner Bros.’ slate for the foreseeable future.
Deeply integrated into that slate will be a sizable number of superhero films. Currently, Warner Bros.’ plan is to release four superhero films a year. While high-profile superhero films like The Batman will likely debut in theaters, so-called “riskier characters” will debut on the streaming service, with the heroes Batgirl and Static Shock specifically referenced as examples. No other information was given on the status of either film.
Higher-profile properties will see connections to HBO Max as well, with films like The Batman and James Gunn’s The Suicide Squad both receiving spin-offs for the streaming service.
The moviegoing experience has changed irrevocably in the past year, with Warner Bros. taking the most radical step thus far of any studio by announcing their entire slate for 2021 will simultaneously debut in theaters and HBO Max. Expect to hear more from Warner Bros. as this plan takes further shape.
Source: New York Times