While the announcement wasn’t very well-received by the industry last year, HBO Max is pushing through with its deal with WB to release films on the streaming service and theaters on the same day. Just in, we have a new teaser showcasing all the upcoming films of 2021, and we have a new look at highly-anticipated films like Space Jam: A New Legacy, Mortal Kombat, The Suicide Squad, and many more.
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Other films in the roster include The Little Things, Judas and the Black Messiah, Tom & Jerry the Movie, Godzilla vs. Kong, Those Who Wish Me Dead, The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It, In the Heights, Reminiscence, Cry Macho, King Richard, Malignant, Dune, and the Sopranos prequel The Many Saints of Newark.
Admittedly, there were a lot of critics who came out to condemn HBO Max’s actions as WB’s way of trying to boost subscriptions on their streaming service. Needless to say, it looks to be working, seeing as December 2020’s premiere of Wonder Woman 1984 had brought a lot more users to the platform. While some say that this could be detrimental to the theater going experience, I think studios have kind of been boxed into a corner thanks to how unpredictable COVID-19 has made the box office landscape. Surely the model will slowly revert back to normal once things start getting back into gear and the virus slowly gets stamped out.
I guess all we can really do is wait and see what happens. For now, HBO Max is now available in the US.