A series of beloved DC titles are moving from DC Universe to HBO Max on January 1, including Batman: the animated series and Batman beyond.
Beginning in 2021, series and films such as Green Lantern: the animated series, Justice League Dark: Apokolips Warand Batman: Bad Blood will be available to HBO Max subscribers. Other DC titles available on other streamers, including Superman: Doomsday and Superman: Man of Tomorrow, will also be available on HBO Max. The full list can be viewed on the WarnerMedia website.
The change is not very surprising considering that DC previously announced that its streaming service DC Universe will become an exclusive comic book platform, to be called DC Universe Infinite, starting January 21. Programs and movies still on DC Universe will be transferred to HBO Max throughout the month.
Until recently, many of the titles were available exclusively on DC Universe, which costs an additional $ 8 a month. For people who are looking for a marathon of their favorite DC movies and series over the holidays, having to keep two subscriptions – one for DC Universe and another $ 15 monthly subscription for HBO Max – is not ideal. However, as WarnerMedia places additional emphasis on the growth of HBO Max, transferring DC Universe titles to its newest streaming service will help to strengthen and retain HBO Max subscribers.
2021 is an important year for WarnerMedia and HBO Max. The company is simultaneously launching its films on HBO Max on the same day that they go to theaters. Executives are hopeful that the change will quickly accelerate the streamer’s subscriber base, which is not growing as fast as industry members would like. HBO Max will also feature some great originals, including Zack Snyder’s Justice League cut and one Gossip Girl restart, among others. Have a series of popular “comfort series” like Batman: the animated series and Batman Beyond can encourage people to keep their HBO Max subscriptions active, even after watching the latest shows and movies.
(This is where I strongly recommend HBO Max’s animated Harley Quinn series if you haven’t seen it. It’s the best TV show I’ve watched all year.)
Not to mention that, if you’re like me, you haven’t asked so discreetly that WarnerMedia move Batman: the animated series it ended for a while. In between The animated series, Batman Beyond, and WandaVision on Disney Plus, it’s a good time for streaming, for both DC and Marvel fans.