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'Godzilla vs. Kong' Will Still Be Released on HBO Max After Warner Bros. Nears Deal with Legendary

It looks like fans will still be able to watch Godzilla vs. Kong from the comfort of their own homes on the same day the movie hits theaters.

Warner Bros. previously announced that the studio’s entire 2021 film slate would premiere on the streaming service HBO Max on their theatrical release dates, but this angered many movie stars and filmmakers because of the loss of potential profits.

THR is reporting that Warner Bros. is nearing a deal with Legendary Entertainment, the production company that financed most of Godzilla vs. Kong‘s massive $200 million budget.

“Legendary is still negotiating with talent on Godzilla but that is not expected to derail a deal. The movie will keep its May 21 release date in theaters, including IMAX, as well as HBO Max,” the outlet reported.

Legendary is also the production company behind the movie Dune, which was also announced to be getting an HBO Max release. That deal is expected to be more complicated and details are not yet known.

Warner Bros. Reveals Plans for Lots of Upcoming DC Comics Movies & TV Shows!

A new report is revealing all of the exciting movies and TV shows that Warner Bros. is preparing for the DC Comics Extended Universe.

DC Films president Walter Hamada spoke to the New York Times for a feature this weekend in which the plans were unveiled.

The report says that starts in 2022, fans can expect up to four DC movies to be released in theaters every year and two additional DC movies will be released annually on HBO Max.

“The most expensive DC movies are designed for release in theaters,” the report said. Movies “focused on riskier characters like Batgirl and Static Shock” will arrive exclusively on the streaming service.

DC Films is also working on developing TV series that will run on HBO Max and be connected to the big-screen movies. Hamada said, “With every movie that we’re looking at now, we are thinking, ‘What’s the potential Max spinoff?’”

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All of Those Warner Bros. Movies Won't Be on HBO Max Forever - Here's the Fine Print!

If you plan on watching Wonder Woman 1984 on HBO Max, or any other Warner Bros. movie coming out in 2021, make sure to do it right away!

When Warner Bros. announced earlier this month that the studio’s entire 2021 film slate would be released on HBO Max the same day as the theatrical release, one detail didn’t get that much attention.

All of the movies, including Wonder Woman 1984, will only be available on HBO Max for 31 days. After that one-month period, the films will continue to play exclusively in theaters until they reach the traditional home entertainment period. At that point, the movies will be available to rent on iTunes, Amazon, and other digital retailers. It’s not known if the movies will return to HBO Max at any point.

So, that being said, make sure to watch each movie within 31 days of their release!

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Judd Apatow Puts Warner Bros. on Blast for the 'Disrespect' of HBO Max Streaming Decision

Judd Apatow is calling out Warner Bros.

After the studio revealed that they’ll be releasing their entire slate of 2021 releases via HBO Max, the King of Staten Island director spoke out against the decision as part of Variety‘s Virtual FYC Fest.

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During the appearance, he discussed how his Universal film The King of Staten Island skipped theaters amid the pandemic and went straight to premium video-on-demand in June.

“It was a very respectful conversation about how to get the movie out there,” he said.

“The only thing I really have to give to the human race is something pleasant at a time like this that might make you feel happy and appreciate the people that are risking their lives for you.”

However, he said watching the Warner Bros. decision “certainly made me appreciate Universal.”

“It’s somewhat shocking that a studio for their entire slate could call what appears to be nobody. It’s the type of disrespect that you hear about in the history of show business. But to do that to just every single person that you work with is really somewhat stunning,” he said.

He also discussed how he and Universal worked out compensation before his movie went to PVOD, which was different from switching movies that were meant for theatrical distribution to a streaming service.

“It creates a financial nightmare, because most people are paid residuals — they’re paid back-end points. What they get out of it for years and years of hard work is usually based on the success of their films. And so now what does it mean to have a movie go straight to streaming? How do they decide what to pay you? Do you even have a contract that allows you to negotiate, or is it really just up to them at this point? It raises thousands of questions, which I’m sure are very complicated.”

The Dune director similarly has spoken out against the decision.

'Dune' Director Slams Warner Bros. for HBO Max Deal, Reveals How He Learned the News

Denis Villeneuve, the director of the upcoming Dune remake, is not happy that Warner Bros. plans on releasing his movie on HBO Max on the same day as the theatrical release.

The 53-year-old director, who is Oscar-nominated for his movie Arrival, wrote an op-ed piece for Variety in which he slammed the studio for the move.

Denis also said he learned about the studio’s decision by reading it in the news along with the rest of the world.

“I learned in the news that Warner Bros. has decided to release Dune on HBO Max at the same time as our theatrical release, using prominent images from our movie to promote their streaming service. With this decision AT&T has hijacked one of the most respectable and important studios in film history. There is absolutely no love for cinema, nor for the audience here,” Denis said in his statement.

He added, “Warner Bros.’ sudden reversal from being a legacy home for filmmakers to the new era of complete disregard draws a clear line for me. Filmmaking is a collaboration, reliant on the mutual trust of team work and Warner Bros. has declared they are no longer on the same team.”

Denis called Dune “by far the best movie” he’s ever made and he believes that Warner Bros. “might just have killed the Dune franchise” with this decision.

Learn about the action that the producer of Dune might be taking against Warner Bros.

You can read the full piece on Variety.com.

'Dune' & 'Godzilla vs. Kong' Producer Might Sue Warner Bros. Over HBO Max Release Plan

Legendary Entertainment, the production company behind movies like Dune and Godzilla vs. Kong, reportedly is considering filing a lawsuit against Warner Bros. over the studio’s new release plans for the movies.

The studio recently revealed that its entire 2021 slate, including Dune and Godzilla vs. Kong, will be released on the streaming service HBO Max on the same day they are put in theaters.

Variety reports that Legendary, which co-financed the big budget movies, was “largely kept out of the loop” about the plans.

The report says that Legendary is “hoping to first negotiate a more generous deal, but isn’t taking legal action off the table should the two companies fail to come to a compromise.” There’s a possibility that Warner Bros. might buy the films from Legendary, but if that doesn’t happen, breach of contract could become an issue.

Find out which high-profile director just slammed Warner Bros. and called 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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