Earlier this month, studio bosses introduced that their complete roster of 2021 blockbusters, together with Dune, The Matrix 4, and The Suicide Squad, will premiere on the streaming service on the similar time they’re launched in cinemas.
Nolan, who has a long-standing working relationship with Warner Bros., who helped make his blockbusters together with Inception, The Dark Knight trilogy, and Tenet, has expressed his shock and dismay on the studio’s shocking determination.
“Oh, I mean, disbelief. Especially the way in which they did. There’s such controversy around it, because they didn’t tell anyone,” he informed Entertainment Tonight. “They’ve got some of the top filmmakers in the world, they’ve got some of the biggest stars in the world who worked for years in some cases on these projects very close to their hearts that are meant to be big-screen experiences. They’re meant to be out there for the widest possible audiences… And now they’re being used as a loss-leader for the streaming service – for the fledgling streaming service – without any consultation.
“There’s a number of controversy. It’s very, very, very, very messy. An actual bait and change. Yeah, it is form of not the way you deal with filmmakers and stars and people who, these guys have given so much for these initiatives. They deserved to be consulted and spoken to about what was going to occur to their work.”
Nolan also expressed his concern about the future of cinemas and hopes that the Covid-19 vaccine will repair some of the damage done to the industry.
“Long-term, I feel all the studios know that the movie theatre expertise will bounce again and be a vital a part of the ecosystem long-term,” he said, calling Warner Bros.’ decision to stream on HBO Max “an excuse for form of grappling for short-term benefit.”
“It’s not the way in which to do enterprise and it is not the very best factor for the well being of our trade. People love going to the films and they are going to get to go once more,” he shared.