When will Black Adam be on streaming? HBO Max confirms release date

Black Adam vs Hawkman
(Image credit: DC/Warner Bros.)

Black Adam's place in the DCEU may be in flux, but at least there's some good news for fans who have been waiting to catch it on streaming. The superhero movie will be available on HBO Max very soon, just a few months after its release in theaters. 

The movie stars Dwayne Johnson as the titular superhero who is reawakened after 5000 years. However, his unique approach to justice lands him in trouble with the aptly named Justice Society of America, made up of Aldis Hodge's Hawkman, Noah Centineo's Atom Smasher, Quintessa Swindell's Cyclone, and Pierce Brosnan's Doctor Fate. 

If you've been waiting to see the DC movie on streaming – or you're just desperate for a rewatch after catching it in theaters – we've got all the details you need to know about its streaming release.

When is Black Adam on HBO Max?

Black Adam will be available on HBO Max on Friday, December 16

You'll need a subscription to the streaming service to be able to watch it, but this will be exciting news for fans of the DC superhero. The movie was only released in theaters on October 21, 2022, so will be landing on streaming after 57 days.

The wait is pretty standard for the streamer after they stopped adhering to the 45-day theatrical window set during the pandemic. For example, Elvis took 71 days to hit the streamer following its successful theatrical release (whereas The Batman arrived on HBO Max after 45 days, despite performing well at the box office).

Given Black Adam performed relatively at the box office, we were expecting to be waiting a little longer to see Johnson's anti-hero. But it seems HBO Max has decided to give fans a festive treat to tide them over to the next DC movie Shazam! Fury of the Gods arrives on March 17, 2023. 

In the meantime, if you're all caught up on Black Adam, check out our guide to watching the DC movies in order to get up to speed on the DCEU so far. 

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Molly Edwards
Entertainment Writer

I'm an Entertainment Writer here at GamesRadar+, covering all things film and TV for the site's Total Film and SFX sections. I previously worked on the Disney magazines team at Immediate Media, and also wrote on the CBeebies, MEGA!, and Star Wars Galaxy titles after graduating with a BA in English. 

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