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Here are all the Warner Bros HBO Max movies released or coming in 2022
In 2021, HBO Max released all of Warner Bros’ 2021 theatrical films on the same day they were released in theaters in the US. That was a bold and game-changing move, to say the least. In late 2021, Warner Bros said it will send theatrical films this year to HBO Max just 45 days after they debut in theaters. However, that plan has now changed, and it could take several months for those movies to debut on the service. Even with this change, there will likely be a lot of great movies that will be added to HBO Max in 2022.
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You can sign up for HBO Max now at the link below, where it will cost just $14.99 a month without ads, or $9.99 a month with ads.
So, what movies can you expect to stream on the service? Here’s what we know about this release strategy from one of the biggest movie studios in Hollywood.
How does the Warner Bros HBO Max movie release schedule work?
While there won’t be any day-and-date movie releases on HBO Max in 2022, Warner Bros. Entertainment chairman-CEO Ann Sarnoff confirmed to the Hollywood Reporter in 2021 that its films slated for theatrical release could debut on HBO Max just 45 days after they debut in theaters. However, Warner Bros has since clarified that not every movie will follow that strategy. If a movie is a big enough box office hit, Warner Bros. could decide to hold off on moving the film to HBO Max sometime after that 45-day window.
Will I have to pay extra for watching these Warner Bros HBO Max movies?
If you get your HBO Max subscription under the $14.99 a month plan, you can access the Warner Bros. 2022 theatrical movies for no additional cost.
How long will I be able to watch these films on HBO Max?
Once they hit HBO Max, the Warner Bros. 2022 movies will likely stay on the service for at least a year, if not longer. They will also be released via digital movie stores for rent or purchase, including 4K UHD, Blu-Ray, and DVDs.
Here’s the Warner Bros HBO Max 2022 movies list, in order of their planned theatrical release schedule. Keep in mind that release schedules could, and likely will, change.
Warner Bros HBO Max movies for 2022
The Batman (Now on HBO Max)
The latest movie version of the Caped Crusader has Robert Pattinson starring as Bruce Wayne/Batman. The film is set in the second year of Batman’s war on crime in Gotham City and sees the Caped Crusader fighting with the city’s organized crime leaders, including the Penguin (Colin Farrell under a ton of makeup). He also has to deal with a mysterious killer who seems to have a vendetta against the Wayne family.
Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore (Now on HBO Max)
The third film in the Harry Potter prequel series sees Professor Dumbledore (Jude Law) dealing with the threat of the evil wizard Grindelwald (Mads Mikkelsen). Dumbledore has to recruit a new team to fight against Grindelwald and his followers to combat the threat.
Elvis (Now on HBO Max)
Baz Luhrmann directs this biopic about the life of legendary rock musician Elvis Presley. Newcomer Austin Butler is playing Elvis, while Tom Hanks, using an accent and under a ton of makeup, plays Elvis’s longtime manager, Colonel Tom Parker.
DC League of Super-Pets (Now on HBO Max)
This CGI kids-friendly superhero movie has Dwayne Johnson voicing Krypto the Superdog, the best pal to Superman. When Superman and the rest of the Justice League are captured, it’s up to Krypto to recruit some super-powered pets to defeat this evil force. Some of the other voice actors include Kevin Hart and Keanu Reeves as Batman.
Don’t Worry Darling (Now on HBO Max)
Florence Pugh and Harry Styles star as husband and wife in this psychological thriller set in the 1950s. The young couple moves to what apparently is an idyllic community but soon learns it has some secrets. Chris Pine also stars as the leader of this community, and Olivia Wilde, who directed the film, also appears as Pugh’s friend in the movie.
Black Adam (Now in theaters, could reach HBO Max in late 2022 or early 2023)
Dwayne Johnson stars as the DC Comics anti-hero Black Adam in this superhero action movie. After being in status for thousands of years, he’s rejoined the modern world and may want to tear it down. Will the members of the Justice Society of America (JSA), including Atom Smasher (Noah Centineo) and Doctor Fate (Pierce Brosnan) take him down?
Weren’t there more movies on this list earlier in the year?
You might have noticed that this list is actually smaller than previous versions of this list. That’s because Warner Bros. has moved a few films planned for a theatrical release in 2022. Specifically, Shazam: Fury of the Gods, originally set for release in December 2022, will now be coming out on March 2023, and Salem’s Lot, originally due for release in September 2022, now is coming out on an unspecified date in 2023.
In addition, a few films that were planned for release as HBO Max originals in 2022, including House Party, Evil Dead Lives, and Magic Mike’s Last Dance, will now be released in theaters in 2023 before showing up on HBO Max.