In an unprecedented announcement, Warner Bros. has just announced it will be moving its entire 2021 film slate to its streaming services HBO Max.
While this is certainly insane news that will change the landscape of the movie going experience, it does come with some limitations. The films will still head to theaters were they are open and they will only stay on HBO Max for one month before leaving the platform for what we assume would be PVOD.
The list of movies head to Max is massive and will certainly turn heads and push other studios to have the same discussions. It’s also important to note the films will be released in 4K Ultra HD and HDR.
Warner Bros. CEO Ann Sarnoff has this to say, “We’re Living in unprecedented times which call for creative solutions, including this new initiative for the Warner Bros. Picture 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 will the reality that most theaters in the U.S. will likely operate at a reduced capacity throughout 2021.”
As more develops on this story we will keep you posted but here is the list of films head to Max as part of this new venture.
The Little Things
Judas and the Black Messiah
Tom & Jerry
Godzilla vs. Kong
Those Who We 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 Neward