Awards season is kicking into high gear, and one of the Oscar front-runners, Will Smith, is back in a big way in the movie King Richard. The week’s big question is: will it be available on the small screen, the big screen, or both? Here’s what you need to know about the King Richard movie.
It was 2015, the last time Will Smith took part in the Oscar talk, before his performance in Concussion. While the performance was excellent, it still wasn’t one of Smith’s best, and since we’ve seen him do an excellent job in Aladdin, Suicide Squad, and more recently Bad Boys for Life.
Smith plays Richard Williams, the father of Venus and Serena Williams. We know this follows the early stages of their lives, how he cared for them, the obstacles they faced, and how they became global icons.
The early reports were kind not only to Smith but also to the entire cast. From the young girls who play Williams sisters Saniyya Sidney and Demi Singleton to Aunjanue Ellis, who plays Brandi, their mother to Jon Bernthal, who plays Rick Macci, their tennis coach. We could be in for a real treat.
When is the release date of ‘King Richard’?
King Richard arrives for movie fans on November 19 around the world, serving as a perfect potential family movie around the Thanksgiving holiday for American audiences or just the rest of the world in general.
That November 19 release date includes both theaters and a daily streaming release on the HBO Max platform. If Warner Bros. 2021 film King Richard will get its 31-day streaming play on HBO Max so that viewers can watch it from home until about December 20, it will eventually return to HBO Max, but on an unspecified date.
Can you stream King Richard online from home?
Yes, you can watch the latest news from Will Smith in the privacy of your home as long as you have an HBO Max subscription. The biopic will be available on November 19, 2021, and in theaters at the same time.
However, one thing you should be aware of is that the movie will only be on the streaming platform for thirty days, and at that point, they take it out for a few months. So make sure you receive your watch within that period.
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King Richard hits theaters and HBO Max on November 19, 2021.
How to watch ‘King Richard’
As discussed above, King Richard will be getting an in-theatre screening and a 31-day window on HBO Max beginning November 19. Here’s what you need to know about watching King Richard when it becomes available.
If you want to see King Richard in the cinema, all you need to do is check if, where and when it’s playing in one of your local cinemas and then buy a ticket for the time that suits you best. Also, please consider the advice on masks and vaccines in your local area so that you and everyone else in the theater can have a safe and enjoyable experience.
For those who want to watch King Richard from the comfort of their couch, make sure you’re signed up for HBO Max’s $14.99 per month subscription. Unfortunately, King Richard won’t be available on any other platform except HBO Max for its limited 31 day period, and even HBO Max subscribers who only have the $9.99 subscription won’t be able to watch the movie (they will see when it returns to the streaming service in the future). However, if you subscribe to the $14.99 HBO Max plan, you can watch King Richard at no extra cost and on any device that supports HBO Max, be it your TV, mobile device, tablet, or computer.
Is King Richard coming to Netflix?
There’s currently no confirmation on whether or not King Richard will appear on Netflix, but given that no other part of the Ghostbusters franchise has made it to the popular streaming service, we guess that it won’t.
Is King Richard Coming on Amazon Prime Video?
While the Ghostbusters movies and TV series are not accessible on Amazon Prime Video, you can rent or buy them. To give you a general idea, 1984 original can be rented for $3.99 or purchased for $7.99. This is a good indication that King Richard will eventually receive the same treatment.
Is King Richard coming to Disney Plus?
Disney Plus is your go-to if you want to stream a Disney movie, as well as anything from Pixar, the Avengers franchise, the Star Wars Empire, and so on. Unfortunately, the Ghostbusters franchise is not owned by Disney, so, unfortunately, we don’t expect Afterlife to make it to Disney Plus.
Is King Richard coming to HBO Max?
Due to a Warner Bros. strategy during Covid, King Richard may only be on HBO Max for a month before hitting theaters alone. This hasn’t been confirmed yet, and it might as well stop when it’s relatively normal by then, but if you’re an HBO Max subscriber, you might want to keep an eye out for that.