WarnerMedia CEO Jason Kilar has officially said the studio will be producing 10 movies next year for HBO Max exclusively.
On an AT&T earnings call, the man mentioned that while motion picture format movies still matter, citing the success of Godzilla vs. Kong in theatres, the team will be trying to drive subscriber growth on its streaming service as the new normal post-pandemic.
Highlighting the plan to adopt a 45-day theatrical window from 2022, Kilar mentioned that there are other movies that appeal to consumers when screened in the home via HBO Max. Executive VP and general manager Andy Forssell also added that the industry has changed, and that players will continue experimenting with shorter windows in the future.
The plan for Warner Bros., as such, is to produce around 10 movies that will be available exclusively on HBO Max “on day one” in 2022. There are no titles officially disclosed yet but it’s likely that Batgirl might be one of these films.
A spin-off TV series from their upcoming movie Suicide Squad titled Peacemaker, starring John Cena, is set to debut on HBO Max in January 2022.
With the release window for movie releases set to become shorter, fans and geeks will be able to enjoy viewing more content within a shorter theatrical frame, so no complaints there!