“Wonder Woman 1984” may go to HBO Max. According to reports, Warner Bros. is in the “final stage” of discussions about how to deal with the “Wonder Woman” sequel, which is currently scheduled to be released in theaters on Christmas Day. With movie theaters repeating in the United States (due to the lack of blockbuster movies) and much of Western Europe (due to the second lock-in), Warner Bros. believes that putting “Wonder Woman 1984” there is not worth the risk like it was on Tenet Christopher Nou The persistence of Christopher Nolan.
It is said that the studio is considering two possibilities. The first is to postpone “Wonder Woman 1984” to June 2021 or July 2021. Warner Bros. will promote “Magic: The Devil Lets Me Do It” (June 4, 2021) or LeBron. Space Jam led by James: New Legacy to reserve space for it (July 16, 2021). One to two weeks later, it premiered in theaters around the world on Christmas Day, and then one or two weeks later, it was released by HBO Max, a streaming service operated by Warner Bros. parent company Warner Media.
This is not the first time that a quick door-to-door distribution option has been proposed, but it used to be pay-per-view rather than streaming. People familiar with the matter said Bloomberg reported that the HBO Max route is “getting support”.
Even some movie theaters support this because Warner Bros. will pay them to shorten the theater window. This agrees with Universal Pictures and AMC Theater, the largest chain store in the United States, in exchange for a 17-day theater window for revenue per viewing. Cinemas are getting closer and closer to bankruptcy. The release of “Wonder Woman 1984” (Wonder Woman 1984) will be postponed in the summer of 2021, which means that the Western Hemisphere will have to close more screens.
In addition, this also helps the emerging streaming service HBO Max seek new popular content to attract subscribers, in order to compete with companies such as Netflix and Disney +. HBO Max has spent tens of millions of dollars to buy the Zack Snyder Justice League for four hours, and “Wonder Woman 1984” will be a bigger addition, beyond Hamilton with Hua Mulan Disney+.
Of course, given that HBO Max is limited to the United States, it is not clear how this method will work for everyone else who wants to watch “Wonder Woman 1984” at home (including those of us in India, the United Kingdom, Australia, and other countries).