Warner Bros. ruffled some feathers when it introduced it will launch all of its new 2021 motion pictures concurrently on HBO Max, however the firm appears to be betting that theaters received’t turn out to be an apocalyptic wasteland. Variety reports that the corporate plans to launch Furiosa, the prequel to Max Max: Fury Highway, and The Shade Purple first in theaters in 2023.
Warner’s plan to launch subsequent yr’s movies on-line is a great thing for consumers who would relatively keep at residence than threat contracting a lethal virus to see, say, Godzilla vs. Kong. However the plan instantly made enemies of some Hollywood veterans. Director Christopher Nolan referred to as HBO Max “the worst streaming service” and accused Warner Bros. of not telling anybody about its plan till simply 90 minutes earlier than it was introduced.
Regardless of Warner’s rosy outlook on the existence of theaters, the indicators on their marquees may not look the identical by 2023. AMC has warned buyers that it will run out of cash in the midst of January if it may’t discover $750 million.