HBO Max: Christopher Nolan tears Warner’s streaming service to shreds

The „Tenet“ director criticizes the streaming plans for 2021

by Pierre Lorenz on December 7, 2020

Christopher Nolan and Warner Brothers - the director and the motion picture studio have been working closely together since 2002. From „Inception“ to the „Dark Night Trilogy“ and „Interstellar“ - almost every movie was a complete success. In a conversation with the Hollywood Reporter, the filmmaker criticizes the recently announced plans of releasing all of next year’s movies on HBO Max and in cinemas collaterally. Particularly the fact that the filmmakers were not asked beforehand made Nolan angry. He even goes so far as to say that what was once the greatest film studio has now grown to be the worst streaming provider. Moreover, he doesn’t understand how this concept should pay off financially. Some Hollywood Reporter sources state to have found out that „The Suicide Squad“ maker James Gunn is also understood to be dissatisfied with Warner’s approach. Warner’s associate Legendary Pictures, which co-produced „Godzilla vs. Kong“ and „Dune“, is also less than thrilled, because they, too, are non-involved and have been disregarded. An amicable settlement is currently being sought, but should this fall flat, Legendary Pictures will feel compelled to take legal action. What do you think? Can you understand the deceived filmmakers’ point of view or do you support Warner’s plans? Let us know in the comments!