'The Suicide Squad,' 'Matrix 4' and More WB Movies to Debut on HBO Max

Per usual, Wonder Woman is leading the charge. Following the simultaneous release of Wonder Woman 1984 in theaters and on HBO Max this month, Warner Bros. will do the same for its entire 2021 slate.

That means the likes of In the Heights, Space Jam: A New Legacy, The Suicide Squad, Dune and Matrix 4 will be available for at-home viewing on the streamer the same day they hit theaters. Here’s the catch: This release model is only in place for 2021 — amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic — and the movies will only stream for an “exclusive one-month access period.”

After that first month, the film will leave HBO Max while continuing to play in theaters “with all customary distribution windows applying to the title.”

Here is the full slate of films being released in theaters and on HBO Max:

The Little Things
Judas and the Black Messiah
Tom & Jerry
Godzilla vs. Kong
Mortal Kombat
Those Who Wish Me Dead
The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It
In the Heights
Space Jam: A New Legacy
The Suicide Squad
Reminiscence
Malignant
Dune
The Many Saints of Newark
King Richard
Cry Macho
Matrix 4

“We’re living in unprecedented times which call for creative solutions, including this new initiative for the Warner Bros. Pictures Group,” said WarnerMedia Studios CEO Anna Sarnoff. “No one wants films back on the big screen more than we do. We know new content is the lifeblood of theatrical exhibition, but we have to balance this with the reality that most theaters in the U.S. will likely operate at reduced capacity throughout 2021.”

Her statement continues, “With this unique one-year plan, we can support our partners in exhibition with a steady pipeline of world-class films, while also giving moviegoers who may not have access to theaters or aren’t quite ready to go back to the movies the chance to see our amazing 2021 films. We see it as a win-win for film lovers and exhibitors, and we’re extremely grateful to our filmmaking partners for working with us on this innovative response to these circumstances.”

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