I have good news for movie buffs out there, Warner Brothers and HBO Max have struck a deal that will allow you to watch new releases on the app the same day they hit theaters in 2021. During this COVID-19 pandemic, most of us have watched almost every movie available some of us have watched them all twice. I find myself refreshing home screens on NETFLIX, HULU, Disney +, and now HBO Max over and over hoping for anything different. Wonder Woman and the Justice League are coming to our rescue yet again!

So basically for all of 2021 whether movie theaters are open or not every Capital Region living room can have its own movie premiere. We're talking about approximately 17 films including "Godzilla vs. Kong", "The Matrix 4", "The Suicide Squad", "Dune", "Space Jam: A New Legacy", "Tom & Jerry", "Mortal Kombat", "The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It", and the "Sopranos" prequel, "The Many Saints of Newark". Plus the "Snyder Cut" of the "Justice League" movie is slated to arrive early to mid-2021. We'll get our first look at this partnership on Christmas day when "Wonder Woman 1984" will debut both in theaters as well as the HBO Max app.

In an interview Hollywood Reporter WarnerMedia CEO Jason Kilar said in a statement, “After considering all available options and the projected state of moviegoing throughout 2021, we came to the conclusion that this was the best way for WarnerMedia’s motion picture business to navigate the next 12 months. More importantly, we are planning to bring consumers 17 remarkable movies throughout the year, giving them the choice and the power to decide how they want to enjoy these films. Our content is extremely valuable, unless it’s sitting on a shelf not being seen by anyone. We believe this approach serves our fans, supports exhibitors and filmmakers, and enhances the HBO Max experience, creating value for all.”

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