HBO Max has been streaming new films on the same day as their theatrical release, and now Warner Bros. is set to provide even more films in 2022.
According to Variety, WarnerMedia CEO Jason Kilar confirmed that the company will provide “at least” 10 films to HBO Max next year. Warner Bros. began allowing films to be streamed on the day of their release because of movie theater restrictions brought on by the coronavirus pandemic.
“Clearly motion pictures matter and will continue to matter,” Kilar said. “They also matter at home in terms of the response we’ve gotten. He added that he expects we will “see this industry continue to evolve and innovate in ways that work for not only consumers and fans but also for our business partners.”
This past year, Warner Bros. provided major film releases like Space Jam: A New Legacy, In The Heights, Mortal Kombat, and Godzilla vs. King Kong to the streaming platform.
Along with providing select releases for streaming, Kilar said that Warner Bros. will be looking into increasing its number of made-for-HBO films.