Of Warner Brothers’ plan to stream all its 2021 films on HBO Max, director Christopher Nolan said, “There’s such controversy around it, because they didn’t tell anyone.”
He added, “They’ve got some of the top filmmakers [and] 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.”
He said: “They’re meant to be out there for the widest possible audiences. And now they’re being used as a loss-leader for the…fledgling streaming service – without any consultation. So, there’s a lot of controversy…Filmmakers and stars…deserved to be consulted and spoken to about what was going to happen to their work.”
Nolan’s Warner Brothers-produced films include the Dark Knight trilogy and Inception.
His recent blockbuster Tenet was praised by critics. It has so-far grossed some 360 million dollars globally – which would be viewed as a disappointment in any normal year.