Update: TechRadar can only confirm the will of Christopher Nolan’s Batman movies no will leave HBO Max in February.
Yesterday (January 26) we revealed it The Dark Knight Trilogy will be removed from HBO Max on Saturday, February 11. This meant that subscribers only had two weeks left to broadcast Batman Begins, dark Knightand The Dark Knight Rises.
However, an HBO Max representative exclusively told TechRadar that the Batman movies, which are some of the best superhero movies of all time, do not leave the main Warner Bros. streaming service after all. discovery.
Essentially, Nolan’s iconic films were in danger of being removed from HBO Max’s back catalog as their licensing deal was about to expire. However, the deal for the film series has been renewed, ensuring that Nolan’s trio of Batman movies will no longer leave one of the best streaming services around.
The original story follows.
HBO Max is getting ready to be removed The Dark Knight Trilogy from his previous catalogue.
In a surprising move, HBO Max will no longer be streaming Christopher Nolan’s iconic Batman franchise starting Saturday, February 11. This means that – at the time of writing – viewers in territories served by HBO Max have 16 more days to watch them.
In the UK, the film franchise will continue to be available to watch on Now TV. In Australia, they are available on Binge, home to HBO Max Down Under.
The Dark Knight Trilogy – Batman Begins, dark Knightand The Dark Knight Rises – revived Batman’s big on-screen fortunes after two critically scanned mid-1990s offerings. The trio raised a combined $2.46 billion between 2005 and 2012, winning numerous awards along the way. Unsurprisingly, Nolan’s movies then appear high in our ranking of the best Batman movies.
Nolan’s critically acclaimed work also helped usher in the current era of gritty neo-noir Batman detective films. This includes Ben Affleck’s turn as the Caped Crusader Zack Snyder’s Justice League (among others) and 2022 Batmanstarring Robert Pattinson while in our review Batmanwe called it “a stunningly meticulous and suspenseful DCEU movie that doesn’t lose sight of the iconic vigilante’s comic book roots.”
The Dark Knight TrilogyThe upcoming removal from HBO Max is a strange decision. Movies are not available to stream on HBO Max rivals like Netflix or Prime Video. Also, no other streamer will become the new home for Nolan’s videos after February 11. The reason for the trio’s impending departure is therefore unclear, as is when they could return to the streaming service.
Not so super (hero) reverse catalog
The Dark Knight Trilogy is not the only superhero project whose time on HBO Max is coming to an end.
On January 25, it was confirmed that two of the best HBO Max shows – Titans and Doom Patrol – will end after the airing of their fourth season. The comic book characters moved to HBO Max after the closure of their original home, DC Universe, in January 2021. However, despite their popularity, Hollywood reporter (opens in a new tab) (THR) has revealed that neither show will move forward beyond the conclusion of season four.
In a statement, a spokesperson for HBO Max told THR: “Though these will be the final seasons Titans and Doom Patrolwe are very proud of these series and can’t wait for fans to see their culminating conclusion.
“We are grateful to Berlanti Productions and Warner Bros. Television for creating such an exciting, action-packed and heartfelt series. Titans showrunner Greg Walker, executive producers Greg Berlanti, Akiva Goldsman, Sarah Schechter, Geoff Johns, Richard Hatem and the Weed Road Pictures team. Down Doom Patrolcelebrating showrunner Jeremy Carver and executive producers Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter, Geoff Johns, Chris Dingess and Tamara Becher-Wilkinson.
“For four seasons, fans have fallen in love with The Titans and Doom Patrolinvesting in their trials and tribulations and in their legendary battles, saving the world again and again.”
In the aftermath of the WBD announcement, online rumors suggested that the pair had been canned as a result of James Gunn and Peter Safran’s new plan for the DC Cinematic Universe (DCU). However, Gunn took to Twitter to confirm this was not the case, adding that the decision to end the shows “precedes us [myself and Safran]”.
The decision to end the series is ahead of us. But I certainly wish all the best to the talented group of creators, actors and the rest of the crew that produced both shows. https://t.co/jdqDc9TqU1January 26, 2023
Despite everything, The Dark Knight Trilogyupcoming trip plus end Titans and Doom Patrolmeans HBO Max’s previous superhero catalog won’t be as strong as before.
Sure, there are still plenty of superhero movies and shows to stream on the platform like Joker, A wonderful womanand Teen Titans. But given that Nolan’s movies and the above-mentioned shows are extremely popular, removing them from HBO Max and ending them seems like a mistake.
But given that Nolan’s movies and the aforementioned shows are hugely popular, it seems like a mistake on HBO Max’s part to completely remove the former and end the series of the latter.
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