This past week, I had the privilege of attending a press screening of The Iron Claw in Chicago. Five Haus of Wrestling fans also won a pair of tickets to see it at a special screening in Chicago tonight. Formal reviews of the film have been embargoed until Tuesday, December 12, but I can say that it is a film you may want to seek out. If you want to hear more about it on Tuesday, tune into Rumor & Innuendo as one of the film’s Executive Producers and stars, Chavo Guerrero, will join Robert Karpeles and me to give his insight.
For those unable to access an early screening, you must wait for the film’s formal release on December 22 to catch it in theaters. If you enjoy waiting for movies to be released on streaming platforms so you can watch them from the comfort of your couch, we have good news for you. Variety reports that Warner Bros. Discovery has reached a deal with A24 to bring more films to its Max platform. Among the A24 movies making their way to Max is The Iron Claw, based on The Von Erich family.
“Continuing our relationship with A24 to bring award-winning movies alongside recent fan-favorites to subscribers adds incredible value to the HBO and Max value proposition,” said Royce Battleman, the EVP of content acquisitions for Warner Bros. Discovery. “The diverse range of stories that come from the A24 pipeline make this partnership so impactful for our audience.”
Two other A24 projects that will be added to Max include Sophia Coppola’s Priscilla and Kristoffer Borgli’s Dream Scenario, which stars Nicolas Cage.
Rumors continue to swirl that AEW content will be added to Max, possibly sometime in early 2024. Along with rumors of AEW moving to Max has come speculation that the young pro wrestling promotion will expand its PPV schedule to twelve shows a year. As noted in our exclusive report about Tony Khan passing on bringing ROH to The CW, the AEW President plans to shop AEW and ROH content around as a bundle once AEW’s TV rights become available early next year.