“Surprise Girl 1984” isn’t skipping theaters or shifting to 2021, however it’s altering course. The final large blockbuster holdout of 2020 continues to be opening in U.S. theaters on Christmas Day however it’ll even be made accessible to HBO Max subscribers freed from cost for its first month, Warner Bros. mentioned Wednesday.
The movie will even debut in worldwide theaters on Dec. 16.
“As we navigate these unprecedented occasions, we’ve needed to be revolutionary in holding our companies shifting ahead whereas persevering with to super-serve our followers,” mentioned Ann Sarnoff, Chair and CEO of WarnerMedia Studios and Networks Group in an announcement.
It’s an unprecedented technique for a movie of its dimension, however an indication of the extraordinary measures that many Hollywood studios have needed to resort to within the COVID 19-era. Most main movies that had been set for 2020 have both delayed theatrical releases till 2021 or despatched them to streaming platforms for a premium rental value, because the Walt Disney Co. did with “Mulan.”
Audiences haven’t been going again to the theaters in vital numbers since they started to reopen throughout the nation in late August and most studios have pushed their greatest movies, from the James Bond movie “No Time to Die” to “West Aspect Story” and “Black Widow” to subsequent yr.