Warner Bros. sets its entire 2021 slate for hybrid HBO Max and theatrical release model

In some completely big information popping out of Hollywood right now, Warner Bros. has introduced that it’s shifting its complete 2021 launch slate to the simultaneous HBO Max and theatrical launch mannequin that it’s using for this month’s Marvel Girl 1984.

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Every of its theatrical releases subsequent yr will debut concurrently on HBO Max in america and theatrically worldwide, with HBO Max subscribers having access to the movies for your complete first month of launch in 4K Extremely HD with HDR.

The record of titles set for the hybrid launch mannequin embrace The Little IssuesJudas and the Black MessiahTom & JerryGodzilla vs. KongMortal Kombat, These Who Want Me Lifeless, The Conjuring: The Satan Made Me Do It, In The Heights, House Jam: A New Legacy, The Suicide Squad, Memory, Malignant, Dune, The Many Saints of Newark, King Richard, Cry Macho and The Matrix 4.

“The hybrid mannequin was created as a strategic response to the affect of the continued international pandemic, significantly within the U.S.,” reads the official WarnerMedia assertion. “Following the one month HBO Max entry interval domestically, every movie will depart the platform and proceed theatrically within the U.S. and worldwide territories, with all customary distribution home windows making use of to the title.”

“After contemplating all out there choices and the projected state of moviegoing all through 2021, we got here to the conclusion that this was the easiest way for WarnerMedia’s movement image enterprise to navigate the following 12 months,” provides Jason Kilar, CEO of WarnerMedia. “Extra importantly, we’re planning to carry customers 17 exceptional motion pictures all year long, giving them the selection and the facility to resolve how they need to get pleasure from these movies. Our content material is extraordinarily invaluable, except it’s sitting on a shelf not being seen by anybody. We consider this method serves our followers, helps exhibitors and filmmakers, and enhances the HBO Max expertise, creating worth for all.”

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“We’re dwelling in unprecedented occasions which name for artistic options, together with this new initiative for the Warner Bros. Footage Group,” states Ann Sarnoff, Chair and CEO, WarnerMedia Studios and Networks Group. “Nobody needs movies again on the massive display screen greater than we do. We all know new content material is the lifeblood of theatrical exhibition, however we have now to stability this with the truth that almost all theaters within the U.S. will probably function at diminished capability all through 2021. With this distinctive one-year plan, we will assist our companions in exhibition with a gentle pipeline of world-class movies, whereas additionally giving moviegoers who might not have entry to theaters or aren’t fairly prepared to return to the films the possibility to see our superb 2021 movies. We see it as a win-win for movie lovers and exhibitors, and we’re extraordinarily grateful to our filmmaking companions for working with us on this progressive response to those circumstances.”

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