The decision follows Warner’s move to release “Wonder Woman 1984” on Christmas Day via its streaming platform at the same time as the big screen—a radical gamble for a major Hollywood studio which the industry had widely assumed would be a one-off

Warner Bros. will release its entire 2021 slate of movies on HBO Max streaming and in theaters simultaneously, including “The Matrix 4” and Denis Villeneuve’s “Dune” remake, the studio announced Thursday in a landmark response to the pandemic.

The announcement comes as Hollywood scrambles to cope with the reality of theaters closed across much of the United States due to Covid, and sees one of Tinseltown’s biggest studios shatter the traditional “window” in which blockbuster movies are available only on the big screen at release.

“We’re living in unprecedented times which call for creative solutions,” said Warner Bros chair and CEO Ann Sarnoff.

“No one wants films back