Simultaneous OTT and Theatrical Release Possible?

Simultaneous OTT and Theatrical Release Possible?

Hollywood film, Wonder Woman 1984 had its trailer released this morning and it has sparked a discussion. The trailer stated that the movie will release on HBO Max on Christmas day (December 25th) at no extra cost for subscribers.

It also mentioned that the movie will release in theaters on the same day. This is the first time, a movie is releasing simultaneously in the theaters and the OTT. Many actually say that this should be the way forward at least in the Pandemic.

Recent OTT releases like Soorarai Pottru (Aakasam Nee Haddura in Telugu) and Mookuthi Amman (Ammoru Thalli in Telugu) have released on OTT and got hit talk. People feel that these films would have been a success in theaters and the filmmakers are losing it. However, one can wonder how the OTT platforms will let go of the advantage by agreeing to a simultaneous theatrical release.