- "Wonder Woman 1984" will premiere in theaters and on HBO Max on December 25, Christmas Day.
- The blockbuster sequel is the first in a series of Warner Bros. movies that will premiere on HBO Max and theaters at the same time.
- HBO Max subscribers won't have to pay extra to stream "Wonder Woman 1984," but the movie will only be available for one month.
- The HBO Max streaming app costs $15 per month, though it's usually included if you already pay for HBO through your cable provider.
"Wonder Woman 1984" will arrive in theaters and on HBO Max on December 25. The movie is the first in a series of Warner Bros. films that will be available for streaming the same day they hit the big screen.
Director Patty Jenkins and stars Gal Gadot and Chris Pine return for the sequel to 2017's ""Wonder Woman." The action picks up 40 years after the conclusion of the last film. Kristen Wiig plays Cheetah, a villain who can match Wonder Woman's superhuman abilities, and "The Mandalorian" star Pedro Pascal plays nefarious businessman Maxwell Lord.
"Wonder Woman 1984" will be available on HBO Max for just one month starting December 25. It's possible the movie will return to the service at a later date once it finishes playing in theaters. Viewers outside the US will be able to see "Wonder Woman 1984" in theaters starting December 16, with dates staggered through January based on region.
This article was updated on 12/17/20 to reflect the release of the HBO Max app on Roku and PlayStation 5.
How to watch "Wonder Woman 1984" on HBO Max
You can watch "Wonder Woman 1984" on HBO Max starting December 25. Streaming access to "Wonder Woman 1984" won't cost extra for HBO Max members. "Wonder Woman 1984" will remain on HBO Max for 31 days. The movie will then be removed from the HBO Max library, but it's possible that it could be added back in the future.
The HBO Max service is priced at $15 per month, and new members can currently receive over 20% off if they prepay for six months. You can sign up directly through the HBO Max website, with your cable subscriber, or through select streaming services, like Hulu. If you already pay for HBO through your cable provider, you should be able to access HBO Max for no extra cost, with some restrictions.
The HBO Max app is available on Apple devices, Android, Roku, Chromecast, Fire TV, Xbox, PlayStation and Samsung smart TVs. Deals bringing the HBO Max app to Roku and FireTV were announced just weeks before the release of "Wonder Woman 1984," ending months of tense negotiation between AT&T, Amazon, and Roku.
"Wonder Woman 1984" will be the first movie on HBO Max to stream in 4K with support for high dynamic range (HDR). "Wonder Woman 1984" will meet the standards for HDR10, Dolby Vision, and Dolby Atmos on supported devices, matching the maximum quality typically seen on Netflix and Disney Plus.
What other Warner Bros. movies are coming to HBO Max?
The next scheduled Warner Bros. release on HBO Max is "The Little Things" starring Denzel Washington and Rami Malek, which is due out on January 29, 2021. Other major releases set to arrive on the streaming service throughout 2021 include "Dune,""The Matrix 4,""The Suicide Squad,""The Conjuring 3," and more.
Hopefully HBO Max will be able to maintain the level of technical quality it's setting with "Wonder Woman 1984" as more theatrical releases launch in 2021. HBO Max representatives said 4K support will arrive for more films and TV shows in 2021, but it's unclear which will be prioritized.