With WB set to release its entire 2021 slate on HBO Max the same day the films release in theaters, a flurry of opinions have fluttered about the internet and elsewhere. Now, Tenet director Christopher Nolan, who wanted to be the savior of cinemas over the summer with the release of his blockbuster film, spoke with ET Online and shared his thoughts. Nolan mainly takes issue with the fact that WB “didn’t tell anyone” about the move, adding that there are filmmakers who have “worked for years in some cases on these projects very close to their hearts that are meant to be big-screen experiences.” He went on to describe the move as a loss for HBO Max, “for the fledgling streaming service.” Twisting the knife deeper when speaking with The Hollywood Reporter, Nolan added (via ComingSoon.net):
“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. 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.“
And the story continues to develop.
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