Warner Bros. has announced that its entire 2021 movie slate will debut in theaters and on HBO Max. In the weeks that followed, Christopher Nolan and Denis Villeneuve publicly criticized the move in their own separate statements. Villeneuve directed one of the films that will go to HBO Max, Dune, and he wrote a statement on Variety to express his displeasure.
“My team and I have devoted more than three years of our life to [Dune] a unique experience on the big screen, “said Villeneuve.” The image and sound of our film were meticulously designed to be seen in theaters. I speak on my own behalf, even though I stand in solidarity with the sixteen other filmmakers who are now facing the same fate. Villeneuve also said he was not aware of WarnerMedia’s decision in advance. Not only did he learn about it in the news, but he also saw footage of Dune used to promote the ad. One of the producers of the Mortal Kombat movie also said as recently as November that they won’t even release a Mortal Kombat trailer until other theaters open.
While waiting for the release of the new Mortal Kombat movie, discover the bizarre history of Mortal Kombat TV and movie adaptations and the full cast of the new Mortal Kombat movie, and find out more about the big news from HBO Max regarding their upcoming films. , read the pros and against WB’s streaming and venues decision.
Petey Oneto is a freelance writer for IGN.