Warner Brothers will release all of its movies online and in theaters at the same time in 2021. After a year of expensive failed theatrical releases, the studio does not want to take any more chances.
The online releases will come out on HBO Max but only for the month that they are in theaters. The head of AMC, the largest movie theater chain, is predictably not happy about this. He says he agreed to do this for “Wonder Woman 1984” at Christmas as a one-time thing. But he had to know that this writing was on the wall.
Warner has 17 films scheduled for release next year and they include “Matrix 4,” “Dune,” and “Godzilla vs. Kong.”