HBO Max’s DC Movie Access Is More Confounding Than Any Riddler Puzzle

HBO Max’s DC Movie Access Is More Confounding Than Any Riddler Puzzle
Same, Bats. Same. (Image: Warner Bros.)
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Ever since HBO Max launched a the streamer’s odd relationship with DC Universe ” which increasingly seems like it’s on the way out ” and its puzzling approach to just what DC movies are available on the service and when. Unsurprisingly, even now, the platform continues to confound.

Editor’s Note: HBO Max is not currently available in Australia.

Back in June, Max caused a hubbub among DC fans when it revealed that, just a month into operations, a chunk of the already-sporadic DC movie content on the platform was set to leave, leading to HBO and Warner announcing plans for regular rotations of the DC content available on Max. Just a few weeks later, the studio partially backpedaled: some of the content DC movies set to leave in July had that DC Universe) by The Dark Knight and both seasons of Harley Quinn, as previously rumoured. To make things even more confusing, Batman Begins and The Dark Knight will also land on NBC’s rival streaming service, Peacock, this month.

The sporadic notification of just what is leaving HBO Max ” and now seemingly equally as important, how long it’s leaving Max for ” is especially frustrating with the DC material, in the wake of DC Universe’s month to month?

When Gizmodo reached out to HBO to see how long these movies would be staying around on Max (again), an official simply told us that “films cycle in and cycle out as all catalogue titles on streaming platforms,” and would not further clarify if any of the returning titles this month would see their licenses extended in the same way multiple DC films did in July.