- HBO Max is the newest player in the Streaming Wars, launching on Wednesday for $15/month for new subscribers and including 10,000 hours of content to start with.
- One of the most high-profile additions to the streamer, however, won’t actually arrive until 2021.
- That’s when
HBO Maxwill add the long-awaited director’s cut of Zack Snyder’s Justice League, often referred to by fans as the “Snyder Cut.”
HBO Max, the new streaming service from AT&T’s WarnerMedia that executives hope can stand as a credible threat to Netflix, launched with much fanfare on Wednesday and brings subscribers a value proposition that includes 10,000 hours of content right out of the gate. If you’re a new subscriber, the price is a bit steep compared to other streaming products (at $15/month) — but, at the same time, millions of people will have access to
Thanks to the launch this week, there’s a ton of content that fans are the most excited about, including the availability of classic TV shows for all audiences like Rick and Morty, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, The Big Bang Theory, and Sesame Street.
I don’t know who needs to hear this but Fresh Prince is streaming on HBO Max. pic.twitter.com/emZinwktlw
— Brandon Walker (@BWalkerSEC) May 28, 2020
HBO Max is overwhelming and has the potential to dethrone Netflix
— karsten runquist (@RunquistKarsten) May 28, 2020
But one of the best things about
WarnerMedia chairman Robert Greenblatt was a guest on the Recode Media podcast the day before the
“It isn’t as easy as going into the vault, and there’s a Snyder Cut sitting in there to put out,” Greenblatt said. “It does not exist. Zack is actually building it, and it’s complex, including — and I don’t want to get into too much detail that we haven’t already talked about yet — new FX shots. It’s a radical rethinking of that movie, and it’s complicated and wildly expensive.”
It was so complicated, in fact, that Greenblatt adds some of the final hurdles to
He's coming… to HBO Max pic.twitter.com/tthWwAqzWp
— Zack Snyder (@ZackSnyder) May 27, 2020