Hollywood is upset with WarnerMedia’s move to release 2021 films online and in theaters at the same time

WarnerMedia wants HBO Max to be able to compete with all the other big streamers. In a huge move, the company is putting all of Warner Bros.’ 2021 movies on HBO Max the same day they open in theaters. Photo by WarnerMedia.

In a written statement, “Tenant” director Christopher Nolan blasted WarnerMedia’s decision to release its entire film slate next year on HBO Max and in theaters simultaneously. That includes blockbusters like “Wonder Woman 1984.” Nolan called HBO Max “the worst streaming service.” Many in Hollywood are upset and preparing to take this to court. 

The Hollywood Reporter: Christopher Nolan Rips HBO Max as "Worst Streaming Service," Denounces Warner Bros.' Plan

The Business: Industry surprise: All 2021 Warner Bros. movies will stream on HBO Max the same day they open in theaters

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  • Kim Masters - editor-at-large of The Hollywood Reporter, and host of KCRW's “The Business.” - @kimmasters