Warner Bros. will release the entire 2021 slate on HBO Max

Well, that’s great. In an unprecedented move, Warner Bros. Pictures today announced the release of its full 2021 film album HBO Max. The films will debut in cinemas worldwide with the right release dates. This is the “unique, consumer-centric distribution model” response to the ongoing COVID-19 epidemic.

Included in the Warner Bros. 2021 movie list Dune, Matrix 4, The Suicide Squad, Mortal Kombat, The Conjuring: The Devil Made High, Space Jam: New Legacy, Tom & Jerry, and more.

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After a one-month HBO Max entry period, all films domestically leave the platform and continue theatrically in the U.S. and internationally, with all the usual distribution windows to the title. All movies will be available in 4K Ultra HD and HDR formats on HBO Max.

“We are living in unprecedented times that require creative solutions, including a new initiative from Warner Bros. Pictures Group,” said Ann Sarnoff, president and CEO of WarnerMedia Studios and Networks Group. “No one wants movies to get back on the big screen better than we do. We know that new content is the lifeblood of a theatrical exhibition, but we need to balance this with the reality that most theaters in the U.S. in 2021 are likely to operate at reduced capacity. “

This follows Warner Bros. “decision on release Wonder Woman 1984 at Christmas on HBO Max and in cinemas.

This is a move that is likely to change the game forever. Will Disney + follow suit with the expected releases? What about the other film studios? And what does this mean for movie theaters? 2021 seems to be another weird thing.

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