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'Moonfall' (2022) by German director Roland Emmerich was released on January 3rd, 2022. But, when can you watch the movie online?

‘Moonfall’: How can you watch Halle Berry’s new space movie online?

Who doesn’t love movies about space & astronauts? It looks like people never get enough of them, space provides an infinite scenario to talk about several human conditions, unexplored but still possible at the same time. We have Kubrick’s 2001: Space Odyssey (1968), Cuarón’s Gravity (2013) starring Sandra Bullock, and Claire Denis’s High Life (2018). But what about Moonfall (2022)?

Moonfall (2022) by German director Roland Emmerich was released on January 3rd, 2022, and is not recommended for kids under twelve to watch. Moonfall is the story of the world facing the possibility of extinction when the moon gets out of orbit towards the Earth, pushed by an unknown force. A team of astronauts commits to a mission to prevent the apocalypse. 

This Lionsgate sci-fi apocalyptic story definitely sounds like a promising movie, but is it only available to watch in theaters? When can Moonfall be watched online? Here’s all you need to know about its digital release.

Space operas

Space movies are so loved there quickly became an entire subgenre of “space operas”. But why do people love space so much? In these stories, characters tend to belong to the hero-villain archetype, also, typical storylines deal with travels & battles. Similar to Homer’s Odyssey, maybe that’s where’s all the mystery originates. 

Space provides a modern and unknown scenario to project all human fears & archetypal situations. Even though humans have traveled to the moon and there are several books & documentaries about it, space is still an unknown field for everyone. Any space scenario is almost like thinking of the bottom of the ocean, lonely, fascinating, and unbearable.     

Online release 

Before looking for the precise date Moonfall will be available to watch online, let’s think of where it’d be watched. You can start discarding HBO Max since Moonfall isn’t a Warner Bros movie. If you pay for this platform, consider that it’ll no longer stream theatrical movies in 2022. So, now that Euphoria arrived at its finale, you might want to take this into consideration. 

Last year, Warner Media released its theatrical state on streaming, which means that platform users could watch several classic movies from home. Nevertheless, this year Warner Bros theatrical movies will run exclusively in theaters for forty-five days before being watched on HBO Max. Anyway, HBO isn’t the only platform to watch movies, what about Netflix? 

Well, we’re sorry to inform you that as Moonfall wasn’t produced by Netflix, it won’t have an online release there. So, there’s nothing to hold on to to think that it might be there someday. However, if the movie ever gets to the Netflix catalog it won’t be soon, years could go by.

Streaming Moonfall

An online release for Moonfall hasn’t been announced. Predicting when the film will be able to be watched on streaming platforms can be tricky since Moonfall is a Lionsgate release. Unlike other movie studios with the pandemic, Lionsgate doesn’t seem to be worried about generating online release strategies. 

Sticking to the American Underdog online release, which is a previous Lionsgate movie, we can think of April 2022 as a possible date for Moonfall to be watched online. American Underdog was projected in theaters in December 2021 and got a release on digital platforms till February 2022, around two months after. 

However, each movie follows its own distribution strategy, even though they come from the same studio. So let’s keep in mind that times & dates could be completely different with Moonfall. But don’t worry, you’ll eventually get to watch this movie online from the coziness of your couch. Hopefully, by April 2022, Moonfall will be available on Amazon Prime, iTunes, Vudu, or Google Play.  

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Have you watched Moonfall yet (in theaters, obviously)? Tell us what you think in the comments below!

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