Nearly 20 DC superhero films were set to leave the brand new streaming service HBO Max barely a month after launch, but now more than half of them are set to stay through the end of the year.
HBO Max made the announcement a few weeks ago, offering little explanation as to they the movies were departing. It’s very likely that these movies have streaming rights that are tied up elsewhere, but that explanation doesn’t mesh with HBO’s sudden “nevermind.”
The DC movies staying are:
- Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice
- Justice League
- Suicide Squad
- Superman: The Movie
- Superman II
- Superman III
- Superman IV: The Quest for Peace
- Superman: Unbound
- Wonder Woman
Unfortunately, a small number of films are leaving, including Batman, Batman Forever, Batman & Robin, Catwoman, Jonah Hex, The Lego Batman Movie, The Losers, Steel, Teen Titans Go! to the Movies, and the animated Wonder Woman.
HBO again didn’t offer much of an explanation for why certain movies are now staying, only saying this decision was “by popular demand.”
Overall, HBO Max carries more than 30 DC titles, with 25 of them being exclusive to the service.