Warner Bros. Just shocked the whole entertainment industry by announcing that all of its 2021 movies will simultaneously release on HBO Max as well as in theaters on the same day.
The full HBO Max 2021 movie range will include blockbusters like The Little Things, 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, Reminiscence, Malignant, Dune, The Many Saints of Newark, King Richard, Cry Macho and Matrix 4.
We’re living in unprecedented times which call for creative solutions. 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.Ann Sarnoff, chair and CEO of WarnerMedia Studios and Networks Group
This move from the film giant could change the landscape of the way movies are viewed drastically. AMC theaters have already expressed dissatisfaction of the decision, stating that even though rules were changed for “Wonder Woman 1984” with the ongoing pandemic still going on, they see things changing for the better with the announcement of a vaccine coming to fruition.