This news doesn’t mean for certain that the films developed for specific platforms (like theaters or HBO Max) will only release via those outlets, nor does it mean that this plan isn’t subject to change as world affairs hopefully improve soon. This is simply Warner Bros. working to map out a plan for how to release their new movies currently in pre-production, especially as streaming releases become increasingly more necessary in today’s industry.
News just released on more of DC’s plans going forward for new movies on the horizon.
While studios like Disney and Warner Bros. have projects in the works that are made specifically for a streaming release, the uneasy state of movie theaters could potentially force the movies being developed for the big screen to debut on streaming, just as Wonder Woman 1984 did.
Marvel Studios will officially debut their new wave of films and TV shows in January as WandaVision premieres on Disney+, while the big screen releases like Black Widow and Eternals are firmly set to remain in theaters. DC Films is looking to follow a similar route by working on shows like Peacemaker for HBO Max alongside the new DCEU movies like James Gunn’s The Suicide Squad.
It’s also exciting to see that DC is diligently working on films for characters like Batgirl and Static Shock while the company’s core heroes earn sequels on the big screen. Rumors began circulating in October that a Static Shock movie was in the works with MCU star Michael B. Jordan serving as the director, although no word has come on any plans for a Batgirl feature at this time