The COVID-19 pandemic and its deep disruption to new movies sparked an unprecedented wave of new theatrical films to hit streaming services the same day they hit theaters. HBO Max in particular has become synonymous with practice. This is especially related to movie franchises with which HBO Max is already associated, like DC Comics movies.
WITH Batman HBO Max is the first place people will look at.
But the newfound same-day streaming practice has created a misleading hope among moviegoers when everyone new blockbuster movies in cinemas. Without any set standards for moving movies to streaming services, many people are curious when any movie hits the big screen, whether or not it’s streaming.
Will bebe available for streaming on HBO Max (or anywhere)?
Not. This week, Batman will only be available in cinemas.
Batman is distributed by Warner Bros. which is run by the same company as HBO Max. However, HBO Max has ended the practice of listing every Warner Bros. on HBO Max on the same day it hits theaters. While some movies may be released on the same day like this Max, Batman is not one of them.
HBO Max will be the first place Batman will eventually stream, but the company has yet to confirm a date. Overall, Warner Bros. movies they hit HBO Max about five months after their first theatrical premieres; if Batman follows this practice, he will be available to stream to Max around June, July, or August.
What about other movies that have recently hit theaters? Can I stream any of them?
Marry Me, a romantic comedy starring Jennifer Lopez and Owen Wilson, hit theaters last month around the same time she made her Peacock debut. Peacock is owned by Comcast NBCUniversal and Universal Pictures is a distributor for Marry Me. You’ll need to sign up for premium for $ 5 per month or $ 10 per month if you want to watch it or any of Peacock’s other paid shows.
Some other movies from a few months ago are still streaming on the services after they were also available on the same day as the theatrical premiere. It is broadcast Clifford, the Big Red Dog Halloween killswhere (like Marry Me) is for payment.which also requires a membership for $ 5 or $ 10 per month. And Peacock is also transmitting
But almost every other movie that recently hit theaters was not available on the same-day streaming service.