Max Announces Release of Newest Justice League Movie

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Warner Bros. officially announced the Max streaming release date for the latest 2024 Justice League movie.

While there has only been one live-action Justice League movie (excluding the Snyder Cut), DC's greatest heroes have assembled many times in animation.

The team was most recently featured in a three-part adaptation of Crisis on Infinite Earths, the final chapter of which will be released on July 16.

New Justice League Movie Coming to Max

Justice League: Crisis on Infinite Earths Part Two movie wallpaper

The Justice League's latest movie adventure was released for digital purchase on April 23 in the form of Justice League: Crisis on Infinite Earths Part Two. Now, about three months later, Maxhas confirmed the the animated film will be released on the streamer on Monday, July 15.

Here are the rest of the upcoming DC superhero on-screen projects coming to Max throughout the rest of 2024:

Kite Man: Hell Yeah!

Kite Man and Golden Glider in Kite Man: Hell Yeah!

With the success of the animated series Harley Quinn, other avenues to explore other characters in its universe were only natural. Enter Kite Man: Hell Yeah!, which follows the titular character running a bar with his girlfriend, Golden Glider.

They won't be alone either, as Kaley Cuoco and Lake Bell will be back to reprise their roles as Harley and Poison Ivy respectively. Kite Man: Hell Yeah! flies onto Max on July 18, 2024.

The Penguin

Colin Farrell as Oswald Cobblepot in The Penguin

The Batman universe is continuing in television form, with The Penguin centering on Colin Farrell's Oswald Cobblepot as he navigates a post-flooded Gotham City in the wake of Carmine Falcone's death.

Bringing other members of Gotham's underworld like Cristin Milioti's Sofia Falcone and Clancy Brown's Salvatore Maroni, the show should be a gritty, grounded dive into the city's seedy underbelly when it premieres on Max on September 19, 2024.

Creature Commandos

Creature Commandos cast, Creature Commandos logo

Officially set as the first entry in James Gunn's rebooted DCU, Creature Commandos will introduce fans to a whole new cast of wacky characters to face off against Wonder Woman villain Circe (played by Anya Chalotra).

The animated series lands on Max in December 2024, with characters introduced in the show expected to make the jump to live-action later down the road.

Harley Quinn Season 5

Harley Quinn looking at her phone in Harley Quinn Season 4

If Harley Quinn fans couldn't get enough of the universe, a new season is confirmed to release later this year. Co-creator Dean Lorey confirmed exclusively to The Direct that Harley Quinn Season 5 would be released "before the end of the year."

Expect more Harlivy antics on Max very, very soon.

The Justice League's Movie Future Is Bleak (For Now)

DC's animated Tomorrowverse will close out next month with Crisis on Infinite Earths Part Three. As of writing, no release date has been confirmed for Part Three on Max, but the three-month digital-to-streaming window for the sophomore chapter may point to a release around mid-October.

After that, there appears to be no new universe taking its place to continue the blue brand's long legacy of interconnected straight-to-home movies. 

James Gunn's DCU is set to unify the brand across movies, TV, animation, and gaming with only limited Elseworlds projects outside of that. From now on, future animated movies are likely to take place in this new cinematic universe, meaning they will have to fit into the ongoing story of that saga.

As DC Studios is expected to take its time in building up its Justice League, it may be a long wait before the team is seen on screen together again. After all, Gunn already has plenty of movies and shows in his "Chapter 1: Gods and Monsters" slate to work through before then, making the team unlikely to return before 2030.

That said, perhaps a Justice League project or two could work its way into the Elseworlds line-up before then to keep the team present and on screens.

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Justice League: Crisis on Infinite Earths Part Two will start streaming on Max on July 15, with Part Three set to follow for digital purchase on July 16.

Read more about the Justice League:

All 5 Justice League Heroes In James Gunn's Superman Movie (Confirmed)

James Gunn Calls Out Mistake With DC's 2024 Justice League Movie Announcement

Justice League 2: Did DC Cancel the Superhero Sequel?

- About The Author: Sam Hargrave
Sam Hargrave is the Associate Editor at The Direct. He joined the team as a gaming writer in 2020 before later expanding into writing for all areas of The Direct and taking on further responsibilities such as editorial tasks and image creation.