The Coronavirus pandemic has caused numerous changes when it comes to enjoying the film premieres. With most movie theaters having to close, studios have had to opt to release their premieres in the streaming services without going through theaters or doing a simultaneous premiere in both media.
Although Disney Plus has taken some of its most powerful releases and has launched them on the platform at an additional cost of its Premium service, from HBO Max, WarnerMedia’s streaming service, has chosen to launch all Warner premieres both in cinemas and on the streaming platform throughout this 2021, something that has not finished sitting too well for both film directors and the rooms themselves.
However, it seems that it is not something that will become customary, since Jason kilar, Warner’s executive director, has confirmed that from 2022 Warner’s most important films will be released previously in theaters before including them in the HBO Max catalog, so premieres such as The Batman or Fantastic Animals 3 will be they will have to enjoy themselves on the big screen if you don’t want to wait for them to reach the streaming service.
“I think it’s very fair to say that a great, you know, let’s say a great DC movie … It’s very fair to say that that would exclusively go to theaters first and then go somewhere like HBO Max after it’s in the movies. cinemas, “Kilar commented in an interview for Recode Media.
For its part, Cineworld, the company that owns the Regal cinema chain in the United States, announced that it has an agreement to launch warner movies in their theaters for 45 days before they go to the streaming service, so it is a matter of time before other chains of cinemas reach similar agreements with Warner to prioritize the release of these films in theaters.