Due to the pandemic, big movie releases have experienced multiple delays. Studios have been hoping that things will turn around enough that their movies can premiere as intended — on the big screen.
Warner Bros. made a game-changing move at the end of 2020 by introducing an innovative strategy to reach consumers during the pandemic. They made a commitment to release the entire 2021 film slate on HBO Max the same day they hit theaters. So you can get the theater experience if you want, or catch all the great movies in the comfort of your own home with HBO Max on Fire TV.
$14.99 a month for HBO Max will get you all the new premieres all year long, plus all of HBO and exclusive Max Originals. Each same day premiere will stream on HBO Max for 31 days from its theatrical release. Films and release dates subject to change.
And now, without further ado, here are the dates and deets for the Warner Bros. 2021 Same Day Premieres.
Now Playing: Mortal Kombat
A bold, new cinematic adventure based on the iconic video game franchise in which an Earth’s greatest champions are called upon to battle the enemies of the Outworld. Starring Lewis Tan, Jessica McNamee, Josh Lawson, Tadanobu Asano, Mehcad Brooks, Ludi Lin, Chin Han, Joe Taslim, Hiroyuki Sanada.
May 14, 2021: Those Who Wish Me Dead
A smoke jumper still reeling from the loss of three lives she failed so save from a fire comes across a traumatized 12-year-old boy with nowhere else to turn. Starring Angelina Jolie, Nicholas Hoult, Jon Bernthal, Finn Little
June 4, 2021: The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It
What starts as a fight for the soul of a young boy takes paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren beyond anything they’ve ever seen before, marking the first time in U.S. history that a murder suspect would claim demonic possession as a defense. Starring Vera Farmiga and Patrick Wilson.
June 11, 2021: In the Heights
Lin-Manuel Miranda brings his Broadway hit to the silver screen. Starring Anthony Ramos (Hamilton) as a Washington Heights bodega owner who dreams of a better life. Also starring Corey Hawkins and Dascha Polanco.
Premiering Throughout 2021
July 16, 2021: Space Jam: A New Legacy
Lebron James teams with Bugs Bunny and the Looney Tunes gang for more cosmic hoops. Also starring Don Cheadle and Sonequa Martin-Green.
August 6, 2021: The Suicide Squad
James Gunn directs this DC Comics adaptation that sees the squad on a dangerous mission in South America. Starring Margot Robbie, Idris Elba, and John Cena.
August 20, 2021: Reminiscence
When a scientist discovers a way to relive the past, he tries to find his lost love. Starring Hugh Jackman, Rebecca Ferguson, and Thandie Newton.
September 10, 2021: Malignant
The latest creation from Conjuring universe architect James Wan marks his return to his roots in this new original horror thriller. Starring Annabelle Wallis.
September 24, 2021: The Many Saints of Newark
Much-anticipated feature prequel to The Sopranos set in the explosive 1960s in the era of the Newark riots when the African American and Italian communities were often at each other’s throats. Starring Alessandro Nivola, Leslie Odom Jr., Jon Bernthal, Corey Stoll, Michael Gandolfini, Billy Magnussen, John Magaro, Michela De Rossi, Ray Liotta, Vera Farmiga
October 1, 2021: Dune
Based on Frank Herbert’s novel. A brilliant young man, born into a dynasty, travels to the most dangerous planet in the universe to secure his family’s fortune. Starring Timothee Chalamet, Rebecca Ferguson, and Zendaya.
October 22, 2021: Cry Macho
A former rodeo star retrieves a man’s young son from his alcoholic mother, forming a kinship with the young boy on the trip. Starring Clint Eastwood.
November 19, 2021: King Richard
Will Smith stars as Richard Williams, the father of tennis legends Venus and Serena. Also starring John Bernthal and Dylan McDermott.
December 22, 2021: The Matrix 4
The plot is under wraps, but I bet they’re going to be in the Matrix again.
Starring Keanu Reeves, Carrie-Anne Moss, and Yahya Abdul-Mateen II.