HBO Max February News

It’s a volatile time at Discovery Warner Bros. Just what shows remain while cancellations continue? Find out with the HBO MAX March 2023 Release Schedule.

HBO Max March 2023 Releases

March 1

A Dangerous Method, 2011
Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb, 2014 (HBO)
Basic, 2003 (HBO)
Beatriz at Dinner, 2017 (HBO)
Best of Enemies, 2015 (HBO)
Bloodsport, 1988 (HBO)
Breathe, 2017 (HBO)
Cobra, 1986 (HBO)
Creed, 2015
Creed II, 2018
Finding Forrester, 2000 (HBO)
Ghost Ship, 2002 (HBO)
The Expendables, 2010
House at the End of the Street, 2012 (HBO)
I Am Love, 2009 (HBO)
I Love You, Man, 2009 (HBO)
Iris, 2014 (HBO)
Lemon, 2017 (HBO)
Long Shot, 2019 (HBO)
Lucy, 2014 (HBO)
Make Your Move, 2013 (HBO)
Milk, 2008 (HBO)
My Bloody Valentine, 1981 (HBO)
Next Day Air, 2009 (HBO)
Outrage, 2009 (HBO)
Results, 2015 (HBO)
Rocknrolla, 2008 (HBO)
Selena, 1997
School Life, 2016 (HBO)
Sinister, 2012
Spawn 1997
Speed Racer, 2008 (HBO)
Tangerine, 2015 (HBO)
The Accused, 1988 (HBO)
The Big Hit, 1998 (HBO)
The Blue Lagoon, 1980
The Brothers Bloom, 2008 (HBO)
The Circle, 2017 (HBO)
The Expendables 2, 2012
The Expendables 3, 2014
The Jacket, 2005 (HBO)
The Kid, 2019 (HBO)
The Wife, 2018
Trespass Against Us, 2016 (HBO)
This is the End, 2013
Un Gallo Con Muchos Huevos (“A Brave Little Rooster”), 2015 (HBO)
Vampire in Brooklyn, 1995 (HBO)
White God, 2014 (HBO)
Whitey: United States of America v. James J. Bulger, 2014 (HBO)
You Got Served, 2004

March 2
Marlon Wayans: God Loves Me, Max Original Premiere
Mariachis, Max Original Season 1 Premiere

March 6
Perry Mason, Season 2 Premiere (HBO)
Rain Dogs, Season Premiere (HBO)

March 8 
Mortal Kombat, 2021

March 12
The Last of Us, Season Finale Premiere (HBO)

March 17
Beach Cottage Chronicles, Season 2

March 19
All the Beauty and the Bloodshed, Documentary Premiere (HBO)

March 23
Only You: The Animated Shorts Collections, 2023 

March 26
Succession, Season 4 Premiere (HBO)

March 29 
Those Who Wish Me Dead

Get the most HBO Max news here at Pop Culture Press for February 2023.

HBO Max Will Be Renamed a New Max Streaming Service

Variety buried the lead in a recent interview with the Chief Content Officer at HBO, Casey Bloys. The puff piece showcases Bloys rise at HBO through his choices in what programs get greenlit and which get axed. It all started when he advocated Danny McBride’s Eastbound and Down back in 2009.

Now at age 51, Bloys is poised to rename the soon-to-be combined Discovery library with HBO’s Warner Bros. available properties. He reveals the ‘max’ brand will most likely survive the renaming of the combined Discovery+ and HBO Max streaming services. We won’t have to wait long. The service and name will be revealed spring of 2023. 

Casey Bloys: HBO and HBO Max Chief Content Officer
Casey Bloys: HBO and HBO Max Chief Content Officer

As an aside, while the article positions Bloys as a genius in program selection, you have to ask yourself just how true that is when you learn how he decided to go with The Last of Us. He didn’t play the game. He didn’t have a son, daughter, niece or nephew rave about the game either. Documentary writer Craig Mazin produced a recent HBO project and pitched it passionately. In Bloys own words, 

I don’t even play video games, but we were betting on Craig, not the game.

What is clear from the Variety interview with Bloys is his measured demeanor has drawn the respect of both his network colleagues and creatives alike. Historically, it is these types of men (and women) who make the best leaders. Whatever HBO Max becomes, it seems it could be in good hands despite the recent and ongoing bloodletting of show cancellations. 

Curated House of the Dragon Deleted Scenes on Reddit

If you can’t wait for season two of House of the Dragon, you can deep dive into first drafts and deleted scene information from season 1 over at Reddit by megamindwriter. Fansided has parsed out some to spotlight if you would rather skip the minutia and read about some key topics left on the cutting room floor from Season 1 of House of the Dragon

Biggest News Yet For HBO Max Penguin Series

What is the one thing every TV series leaves out of any series surrounding Bruce Wayne’s hometown of Gotham? Batman. While this news doesn’t impact the DCU, the fact that Robert Pattinson will reprise his role as Batman in the HBO Max Penguin series is huge news that will instantly validate the show. 

James Gunn Announces Four DCU Shows for HBO Max

It appears HBO Max is finding new value after being decimated with IP removal. In January of 2022, DC Studios co-CEOs James Gunn and Peter Safran announced the overall plan of the DC Universe with a host of releases without specific dates. The details have been slowly trickling out in news releases since. The latest news is for HBO Max which will receive four DCU stories. The news comes via Hollywood Reporter. The stories appear to be series starting with Waller, Paradise Lost, Booster Gold, and an animated feature Creature Commandos. All of these titles look to be projects that Gunn was talking to Warner Bros. about prior to taking the co-helm CEO role. It’s becoming clear how he came to the job. 

Colin Farrell Reveals How Many Episodes in The Penguin Series

In DC’s Elseworlds, The Batman has been rumored to have a Penguin series coming to HBO Max. James Gunn has recently confirmed it, and it appears many participants including actors have been given the green light to speak about what’s to come. In an interview in Variety, Colin Farrell who plays the Penguin revealed that the Penguin series will be eight episodes. The story will pick up a few weeks after the events in The Batman and is meant to lead into The Batman: Part II

DC Studios Projects Come To HBO Max

The first DC Studios project is Lanterns. James Gunn, Co-CEO of DC Studios, describes it as a True Detective style story that will be the premise for DC Studios HBO Max series, Lanterns. It will feature both Hal Jordan and John Stewart as they buddy up to solve terrestrial-based challenges in their Green Lantern precinct, Earth. According to James Gunn, the two Lanterns “Discover a terrifying mystery that ties into our larger story of the DCU,”  when the two find an ancient horror on earth.  This is almost not news as Gunn spoke of the same Lanterns project on HBO in 2022, however, it’s been retooled and had feature character changes to align with the new DCU 10-year plan. 

The second and less well-known DC property to launch on HBO Max will be Booster Gold. Booster is a loser from the future that uses time travel tech to jump back into our present day (his past) to be a superhero in an effort to be liked.  While he suffers impostorism along the way, he manages to still do some good. You’d think under Gunn this property will be comedic gold, (no pun intended), Booster Gold can be downright gritty. Didn’t they do that with Peacemaker? 

While neither title has a release date, they both seem to be in the middle to late part of the schedule Gunn recently outlined in a video announcement. That would place them both after 2025. 

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