Warner Media is giving fans an early gift this holiday season with the announcement that their entire upcoming 2021 slate will hit HBO Max at the same time as their film’s theatrical releases.
After one month on the streaming service, each film will be removed and then will only be available in theaters until its VOD, On Demand, and home video release.
This is huge! There will be a ton of new movies available to subscribers, including Godzilla vs. Kong, The Conjuring 3: The Devil Made Me Do It, Mortal Combat, The Little Things, In the Heights, Space Jam, Suicide Squad, Malignant, Dune, Matrix 4, Reminiscence, The Many Saints of Newark, King Richard, Cry Macho, and Wonder Woman 1984, and Those Who Wish Me Dead.
The reason for the new model is the pandemic. The studio likely made the decision so that there would be no more delays in releases like we’ve seen all year. The movie will also boost HBO Max’s subscription numbers. But, no matter what the reason is, we’re happy the decision was made. I guess it’s time to signup for HBO Max.