DC Exec Reveals HBO Max Spinoffs Being Considered For Every Upcoming Superhero Movie

By Richard Nebens Posted:
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The entertainment industry is heading toward a new era of releasing movies and TV shows, partially due to the difficult circumstances brought on by the worldwide pandemic. Thankfully, the expansion into new shows and movies premiering on streaming services like Disney+ and HBO Max act as a way to give more depth to big screen characters from the Marvel Cinematic Universe and the DC Extended Universe .

Recently, reports revealed that Warner Bros. has a revamped plan for how they will release their DC movies currently in development. The studio stated that a combination of movie theaters and the HBO Max streaming service will be used to deliver their superhero film content to fans.

More news has now come, detailing a bit more of how the DC Extended Universe is primed to grow on both the big and small screen...


Via a recent article in the New York Times , Walter Hamada, the head of DC Films, revealed that Warner Bros. is approaching its new slate of films with the possibility of every new release being considered for a spinoff on HBO Max:

"With every movie that we’re looking at now, we are thinking, ‘What’s the potential Max spinoff?’"


Clearly, HBO Max is becoming an increasingly important part of the DCEU's plans for the immediate future. The streamer debuted Wonder Woman 1984 to at-home audiences on Christmas Day and is set to host to the Snyder Cut of Justice League when it arrives in March 2021.

The big question that remains: Which specific DCEU properties (besides The Suicide Squad and The Batman) will grow via HBO Max spinoffs?

John Cena's Peacemaker series has been given the go-ahead for a release after August 2021's The Suicide Squad , as has the Gotham City prequel spin-off preceding Robert Pattinson's The Batman . With so many fresh characters coming in the DCEU slate, plenty of other options are available for spin-off consideration beyond these projects.

Sequels are confirmed for both Jason Momoa's Aquaman and Zachary Levi's Shazam! , and stars will be born in projects like Black Adam and the Green Lantern HBO Max series . Specific announcements for future spin-offs likely won't officially arrive for some time, but fans are excited to know that plans are already in the works.

- About The Author: Richard Nebens
Richard Nebens joined The Direct in March 2020, now serving as the site's Senior Writer and also working as an assistant editor and content creator. He started his journalism career as a hobby in 2019 and is passionate about sharing news and stories from the entertainment industry, especially comic book movies, comedy, and sci-fi. Richard looks to expand his knowledge about movies and TV every day, and he is eager to stay locked into the latest releases and breaking news at every opportunity.