early/late. wouldn't go anyway.
The implication in TFS is that they are available later and making them available sooner may or may not cause people to watch them.
They're not even available later. They're not available at all. Look at all the Netflix movies that are only on DVD. Last night I looked for The Lobster and found it was only on DVD. So it's not in the theater any more and not available streaming and I don't have a DVD player and the world has moved on from DVDs.
So if they want me to watch, make it available sometime at least. I'm not watching it if it's not available at all.
Pondering of the relative merits of early vs. late release timing when the current situation is there is no release at all is moot.