Mortal Kombat is still expected to open in theaters, but Tom and Jerry can get the HBO Max hybrid release

Warner Bros. is reportedly still planning to bring Mortal Kombat to the theater, but is considering other films, such as Tom and Jerry’s, for the theater and the release of HBO Max. According to the variety, even with the recent reports of the COVID-19 vaccine, the film will struggle in theaters in early 2021. Mortal Kombat will be released in theaters on January 15th, but is currently expected to be delayed.

Warner Bros. has considered a strategy like Wonder Woman 1984 that will make the movie available on HBO Max for the first 31 days in theaters for the new Mortal Kombat movie. Mortal Kombat is expected to be delayed due to traditional theatrical launches, but Warner Bros. is a platform hybrid for Tom and Jerry’s films, Judah and Black Messiah (starring Daniel Kaluuya and Keith Stanfield), and Little Things. Considering release (starring Denzel Washington).James Bond’s new movie, No Time to Die, could be delayed even further. According to Variety, the film will be released in theaters on April 2, 2021, but movie proponents aren’t confident in its release. A significant amount of James Bond’s audience is elderly, and supporters believe that it is unlikely that they will be taken to the theater soon.

Variety also states that Paramount Pictures has no plans to sell the movie to streaming services anymore. Paramount earns hundreds of millions of dollars by selling movies such as The Trial of the Chicago 7th, Cumming 2 America, and Streaming Without Regrets during a pandemic.

Variety points out that putting movies on streaming services is not that easy. According to variety, Wonder Woman star Gal Gadot and director Patty Jenkins had to renegotiate the back-end deal they would have received from the theater-only launch. When Paramount sold Coming 2 America to Amazon, Deadline said the promotion of McDonald’s and Crown Royal whiskey was complicated.

All delayed movies by coronavirus (so far)

Here are all the movies that have been delayed because of the coronavirus. Mortal Kombat fans shouldn’t be too surprised by the potential release date delay, as the film’s producer said a few weeks ago that the film wouldn’t be released during the pandemic.

Petey Oneto is an freelance writer.


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