Warner Bros. is surprisingly releasing Dwayne Johnson’s Black Adam movie on digital platforms before the start of the holiday season. The DC Universe didn’t have many movies released in 2022, but Warner Bros. Discovery did release Black Adam, an anti-hero film that had been in development for a while with Johnson playing the title character. This October, Johnson finally joined the DC Universe as Black Adam and brought the Justice Society of America to the big screen after spending years in development hell.
Warner Bros. is bringing Black Adam home for audiences almost a month after it opens in theatres. Black Adam may now be purchased digitally for $24.99, according to the studio, and it is also currently available for 48-hour rentals via PVOD on a number of digital platforms for $19.99 SRP. Black Adam, the next DC Universe film, will be released on 4K ($49.98), Blu-ray ($39.98), and DVD ($34.98) on January 3, 2023, according to Warner Bros.
Black Adam can be bought digitally, but the studio hasn’t yet made it available on HBO Max. Johnson’s DC Universe movie is most likely anticipated to be available for streaming on their platform either on that exact day or at least sometime that month, even though Warner Bros. hasn’t provided an exact release date for HBO Max as of yet. This is because Black Adam will be released in early January. The HBO Max launch date is typically not made public by the studio too far in advance, but rather just before it goes live for streaming.
The Warner Bros. Discovery merger is causing a lot of changes at HBO Max, including the service merging with Discovery Plus in 2023. It’s safe to assume that those adjustments are not the reason that Black Adam is only accessible through digital purchase and not through streaming. Black Adam’s availability for digital download at Warner Bros. was unquestionably a strategy used by the company to capitalise on the start of the holiday season, which will help the DC Universe film.
Despite earning $366.9 million at the worldwide box office, Black Adam is nevertheless regarded as a modestly successful business venture. Black Adam and the Justice Society of America are relatively unknown to the general public, unlike Black Panther: Wakanda Forever or The Batman. With Black Adam’s digital release today and physical release in January 2023, hopefully the home release numbers will assist Johnson’s franchise in getting closer to getting a sequel approved.