WarnerMedia CEO Feels No Pressure to Push Films to Streaming Despite Disney’s ‘Mulan’ Move

”Our orientation is theatrical and we haven’t moved off that,“ WarnerMedia CEO Jason Kilar says

Jason Kilar, CEO of Warner Bros. parent company WarnerMedia, is not interested in following Disney’s move to skip theaters for tentpole films like “Mulan” and release them directly on streaming or on-demand video.

“Our orientation is to lean to theatrical, for not just ‘Tenet’ but also ‘Wonder Woman’ and other titles,” Kilar told TheWrap. “I think it would be unfair for me to say that any of us can predict the future and where COVID-19 goes… We’re in a very privileged position, because we have these great movies that are in our shop, and now it just comes down to the decisions that we make to be able to get them in the hands of consumers. Our orientation is theatrical and we haven’t moved off that.”

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Trey Williams

Film Reporter covering the biz • trey.williams@thewrap.com • Twitter: @trey3williams

Tim Baysinger

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