The streaming platform HBO Max offers a varied catalog of film productions that will arrive in 2023. Some of them are direct premieres on the platform itself, while others will previously pass through theaters and after several weeks in theaters can be enjoyed in streaming.
DC comics come to the big screen by the hand of Warner and from there they go to the domestic environment through HBO Max
Part of these releases correspond to feature film adaptations of comics and characters coming from the DC publishing house, which belongs to the same conglomerate as the film production company Warner Bros. and the streaming platform HBO Max.
–“Aquaman and the lost reunion”.: Jason Momoa returns as the king of the underwater world, having to protect Atlantis and the world from a potentially catastrophic threat.
–“Barbie”: Mattel’s popular doll is made flesh and blood in the anatomy of Margot Robbie while Ken takes the human form of Ryan Gosling in this film directed by Greta Gerwig (“Little Women.”, “Lady Bird”), who co-wrote the screenplay with his partner and fellow director Noah Baumbach (“A Marriage Story.”). On an amusing note, the teaser trailer offers a peculiar homage to the Stanley Kubrick film “2001, A Space Odyssey.”.
–“Blue Beetle”: Another DC superhero coming to the big screen (and a few weeks later to the streaming platform HBO Max) in the form of Jaime Reyes (played by Xolo Maridueña, Miguel in. “Cobra Kai”), a young Mexican boy from El Paso who receives superpowers from a mystical beetle.
–“Creed III”: Third part of this spin off from the films of the pugilistic saga. “Rocky” where the protagonist is Adonis Creed (played by Michael B. Jordan, who also directs), son of Apollo Creed, legendary first-rival-and-then-friend of Rocky Balboa.
–“Dune II”: Second part of the adaptation of Frank Herbert’s homonymous novel by Canadian Denis Villeneuve. Timothee Chalamet returns as Paul Atreides and together with Zendaya will assume a decisive role in the revolt of the inhabitants of the planet Arrakis against the Harkonen, against the backdrop of the galactic strategy for the control of the melange spice.
–“The Mystery of Salem’s Lot.”: Feature film adaptation of a terrifying novel by Stephen King that already knew two screen adaptations in the form of a television miniseries, one in 1979 directed by Tobe Hooper and starring David Soul and James Mason, another in 2004, starring Rob Lowe and Donald Sutherland. A writer returns after decades to his hometown, where a menacing mansion hides a terrible secret.
–“Evil Dead Rise”: New sequel of the terrifyingly funny saga fruit of Sam Raimi’s talent (this time only as screenwriter) with viscera galore and demons that threaten two sisters in their reunion after years apart.
–“The Nun 2”: Sequel to one of the spin off s (along with. “Annabelle”) from the saga “The Conjuring/Expedient Warren.” and a new opportunity to have a good time of terror and scares by the hand of one of the most disturbing nuns in the history of cinema.
–“Magic Mike’s Last Dance”: Steven Soderbergh returns for the third time to the universe of the dancer and stripper played by the strapping Channing Tatum, who returns to the stage accompanied this time by Salma Hayek.
–“Shazam! The Fury of the Gods!”: Second part of the adventures of young Billy Batson who, after shouting the invocation. “Shazam!” becomes one of the most powerful characters in the DC universe. This time he will not be alone fighting against evil but will be accompanied by his young friends, who will also receive powers.
–“The Flash”: Ezra Miller’s fourth (and quite possibly last) cinematic incarnation as the world’s fastest man. The film has the attraction of the appearance of Ben Affleck but also Michael Keaton, both in the role of Batman they have previously played. In addition, the Spanish Maribel Verdú plays Flash’s mother.
–“The last train to New York”: American remake of the South Korean film “Train to Busan”. A zombie outbreak breaks out in the middle of a moving train without its passengers having many options for escape as the convoy speeds along the tracks, threatening not only their lives but also those of the inhabitants of the destination cities.
–“The Meg 2: The Trench”: Second installment of the fight of the character played by Jason Statham (accompanied by the Spanish Sergio Peris-Menchata) against a giant shark, taking the story beyond the original novel by Steve Alten on which the first film was based and which already gave rise to a literary series, so fans of this struggle of man against shark can expect that the thing does not end here.
–“Wonka”: Third adaptation to the big screen of Roald Dahl’s tale whose eponymous character has already been played by Gene Wilder and Johnny Depp. Now it’s Thimotee Chalamet’s turn as the quirky owner of one of the most famous chocolate factories in literature and cinema, who receives on its premises some lucky young winners of the coveted golden ticket that rewards with a visit that will not be what they expect.