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Christopher Nolan Slams Warner Bros' Plans for 2021, Calls HBO Max the 'Worst Streaming Service'

Christopher Nolan Slams Warner Bros' Plans for 2021, Calls HBO Max the 'Worst Streaming Service'

Christopher Nolan is not happy at all about Warner Bros.’ plans to put all of their 2021 movies on HBO Max on the same day they are released in theaters.

If you didn’t know, Warner Bros. is the studio that released Nolan‘s latest movie Tenet, along with nearly all of his former films.

“Some of our industry’s biggest filmmakers and most important movie stars went to bed the night before thinking they were working for the greatest movie studio and woke up to find out they were working for the worst streaming service,” Nolan said in a statement on Monday (December 7), via The Hollywood Reporter.

The statement continued, “Warner Bros. had an incredible machine for getting a filmmaker’s work out everywhere, both in theaters and in the home, and they are dismantling it as we speak. They don’t even understand what they’re losing. Their decision makes no economic sense and even the most casual Wall Street investor can see the difference between disruption and dysfunction.”

Nolan also spoke out in a new interview on Monday.

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While talking to Entertainment Tonight, Nolan was asked about his reaction to the news. He said, “Oh, I mean, disbelief. Especially the way in which they did.”

Nolan continued, “There’s such controversy around it, because they didn’t tell anyone. In 2021, they’ve got some of the top filmmakers in the world, they’ve got some of the biggest stars in the world who worked for years in some cases on these projects very close to their hearts that are meant to be big-screen experiences. They’re meant to be out there for the widest possible audiences… And now they’re being used as a loss-leader for the streaming service — for the fledgling streaming service — without any consultation. So, there’s a lot of controversy. It’s very, very, very, very messy. A real bait and switch. Yeah, it’s sort of not how you treat filmmakers and stars and people who, these guys have given a lot for these projects. They deserved to be consulted and spoken to about what was going to happen to their work.”

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