HBO Max, Disney+, and Hulu to Split Streaming Debuts for All Fox Films in 2022

HBO Max will roll out Fox‘s film slate for one final year — with a catch. The WarnerMedia streaming platform will spend 2022 sharing streaming windows with Disney+ and Hulu for half the studio’s titles, beginning with the upcoming animated film Ron’s Gone Wrong next month, which will land on both HBO Max and Disney+ on Dec. 15.

Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution and WarnerMedia have edited their current output agreement for films from Fox (renamed 20th Century Studios) on HBO and HBO Max. This amendment will run through the 2022 release year, and at the moment, is not expected to renewed, per Variety‘s reporting. Going forward, Disney will keep all 20th Century Studios movies exclusively on its own streaming outlets, which also includes Hulu.

Under the new agreement, HBO/HBO Max will share co-exclusive rights with Disney+ and Hulu to a selection of titles from both 20th Century Studios and Searchlight Pictures. HBO/HBO Max will retain pay-one TV window exclusivity on around half of the slate through 2022. Disney has also agreed to speed up the beginning of the pay-one window for the 20th Century Studios films on HBO/HBO Max, while still honoring the previously announced exclusive theatrical widows. WarnerMedia and Disney have ad-placement rights within some Fox films for their direct-to-consumer services after an ad-free window.

Ron’s Gone Wrong will be the first film available on both HBO Max and Disney+, debuting right at the end of this year. The animated family film will follow Barney (Jack Dylan Grazer), an awkward middle school kid who receives Ron (Zach Galifianakis), an AI device that will supposedly become his best friend. Along with hitting those two streamers, Ron’s Gone Wrong will also be available in digital stores like Apple TV, Amazon Prime Video, and Vudu on Dec. 15 with exclusive bonus features.

Next year’s 20th Century Studios slate also includes the new Predator installation Prey, which will stream on Hulu in the summer of 2020, sharing a window with HBO Max.