Amid all the movie delays and postponements happening across the board as the COVID-19 situation continues, it seems that some films have managed to find other solutions to get out. For one, Warner Bros.’ Scoob! will still release on 15 May, but on premium video-on-demand instead of in theatres.
The movie featuring the titular Scooby-Doo and the rest of Mystery Incorporated will be available for 48-hour rental for US$19.99 in the US and Canada, and will also be available for purchase for US$24.99.
Had it not been for the coronavirus, of course, Scoob! would have been well on course to release in theatres, but it appears that it may have found a good solution in premium VOD. The first movie in 2020 to make the jump was Universal’s Trolls World Tour, which released over the Easter weekend to great effect, grossing US$80 million in just two weeks after its release.
If this keeps up, a lot of studios may have to resort to releasing their upcoming films in this format, which might not be such a bad idea given the current circumstances. At present, however, Warner Bros. has yet to announce whether upcoming blockbusters such as Wonder Woman 1984 or Tenet might be going straight to premium VOD.
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Marion has a serious RPG addiction. Sometimes it bleeds into real life; he forgets to sleep because he thinks he has a Witcher’s body clock. Forgive him in advance if he suddenly blurts out terms such as “Mind Flayer” and “Magic Missile”, because never once does he stop thinking about his next Dungeons & Dragons game.