A new trailer for Wonder Woman 84 showed up online but was almost immediately made private. But not before some people loaded it and saw the card at the end saying Wonder Woman 84 will be on HBO Max and in theaters.
If it’s true, it’s going to have pretty big impacts on movies going forward potentially.
Some movies I still do but most others not so much. I’ve been spoiled with iPic here in Austin. It’s almost like having the theater to yourself. We would do it only for the big Marvel or Star Wars Movies though with the kids…
What will be interesting is seeing how movie budgets change. With streaming ones marketing budgets go way down, but you also don’t have all the ticket sales. So we may be at the end of seeing multiple 100 million+ moviees coming out each year and only having a few big blockbusters a year like the olden days.
Don’t worry, soon the movie companies will get the TV companies to develop AI with cameras so when you go to watch the movie, it can count how many people are in the room watching and charge you accordingly…
Movie companies are moving to what I heard was a 17 theater release now, that will more than likely continue after the pandemic. This means that they will co-release to purchase/theater at the same time, and certainly within weeks of release. The news about WW84 isn’t that surprising at this point.
I hear ya…I will say one thing for the most part I will enjoy watching movies at home but I’m already missing the social aspect of going out with family or friends (or both) and seeing a highly anticipated film with a couple hundred movie goers as excited to see it as I am. I may not do the whole movie thing as much moving forward as I used to but every few months I think I wouldn’t mind having a date or family night out.
I do think after this covid mess is finally over some theaters will close. No getting around that but when things do go back to the new normal I am sure going out to the movies will be part of it. Hoping so anyway.