HBO Max, the new competitor to Disney Plus, Netflix, Amazon Prime Video and Apple TV in the region, which launched last May in the United States, will expand to Latin America and Europe during the second half of 2021.
This was confirmed by the director of HBO Max Global and did so on the same day that Warner Bros., owner of HBO, anticipated that all the films scheduled for 2021 will debut simultaneously in theaters and HBO Max, with one exception.
The release date will be the same as in theaters, but on HBO Max, the content will be available for a month, and then continue only in theaters. They will return to the platform as the months go by. The strategy, something strange and that will hurt theaters but give the brand new streaming service a strong boost, will be in testing for a year.
Movies that Warner Bros plans to release simulcast include (titles are kept in English, as they may vary in Spanish in different markets): 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, and The Matrix Four.