It's Not An April Fool's Joke, Three DCEU Movies Are Now Streaming On Disney+

It's Not An April Fool's Joke, Three DCEU Movies Are Now Streaming On Disney+ It's Not An April Fool's Joke, Three DCEU Movies Are Now Streaming On Disney+

Comic book fans initially thought the social media post was an April Fool's joke but it turns out that three films from Zack Snyder's DCEU are now streaming on Disney+/Hulu.

By MarkJulian - Apr 01, 2024 06:04 PM EST
Filed Under: Wonder Woman

When the streaming wars were first getting underway, the idea that a studio would allow its content to stream on a rival's platform was unthinkable...however, that's exactly what's happening at the moment.

In a non-April Fool's Day post, the combined Disney+ & Hulu app just posted a trailer for what's coming in April, and to the surprise of comic book fans, it seems three DCEU films were on the list- Wonder Woman, Shazam, and Shazam: Fury of the Gods.


It wasn't too long ago that the DCEU films showed up on Netflix, an idea of Warner Bros. Discovery CEO David Zaslav who hinted that the films could find themselves on other streaming services after their time on Netflix ended.

Said Zaslav, "Someone might have it for three months or six months. We always have those movies and we have the complete set of all those movies.”

 “And candidly, we have found that we won’t do it unless the economics are significant. But in many cases, it really helps us. People come back and then they want to see the full bouquet of DC movies and the only place to do that is with us."

Streaming on Netflix is one thing as in years past, Netflix was the streaming destination for every network and studio before they all decided to become competition instead of clients.

 But no one could have predicted that the DCEU films would show up on WB's direct rival within the comic book movie genre.

This is a sign that the times are changing as investors and boards of directors are becoming frustrated with the huge overhead and upkeep costs associated with maintaining their own steaming apps as opposed to licensing shows and movies for profit.

There are a ton of rumors swirling around the Hollywood trades and finance magazines that WB Discovery could be sold soon be acquired or merge with another, midsize studio.

When Discovery acquired Warner Media from AT&T in Spring 2022, they took on a ton of debt and haven't really seen the profits they envisioned thanks to the pandemic and this past summer's WGA and SAG-AFTRA strikes. 

This month, the legal restriction that prevents  Warner Bros. Discovery from merging or acquiring more studios expires and insiders expect Zaslav to entertain all options, including the sale of sub-companies (like DC Comics and DC Studios) or Warner Bros. in its entirety.

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AmazingFILMporg
AmazingFILMporg - 4/1/2024, 6:11 PM
What😳?....
Evansly
Evansly - 4/1/2024, 6:12 PM
Alrighty then
harryba11zack
harryba11zack - 4/1/2024, 6:12 PM


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AmazingFILMporg
AmazingFILMporg - 4/1/2024, 6:14 PM
WB is so desperate for cash that they will sell their content to anyone 😅
SonOfAGif
SonOfAGif - 4/1/2024, 6:36 PM
@AmazingFILMporg - It sounds like a potential sell off is coming soon.
darthgeekboy
darthgeekboy - 4/1/2024, 8:38 PM
@AmazingFILMporg -
for TWO straight years, WB has had FIVE massively profitable movies(Dune, Wonka, and Barbenheimer). more than Disney could ever say. even Aquaman 2 was a little profitable. if anything, Disney seems like the desperate one.
Humperdink
Humperdink - 4/1/2024, 11:02 PM
@darthgeekboy -

Disney seems like the desperate one.


Isn't WB the one throwing their own movies in the trashcan no one has even seen yet for tax write-offs?
whoknows
whoknows - 4/2/2024, 4:24 AM
@JDL - actually espn has been a hole in Disneys pocket. That’s why recent years they’ve tried to couple espn+ in bundles and try to figure out how to monetize its content. I’m not sure what recent numbers are but I know up til last year most share holders meeting would acknowledge what they are doing to combat espn not doing well.
Blergh
Blergh - 4/2/2024, 5:04 AM
@darthgeekboy - WB is looking to merge with Universal because of their massive debt. They are in a desperate state, that's why they're canceling movies for tax cuts left and right
ObserverIO
ObserverIO - 4/2/2024, 5:10 AM
@darthgeekboy - It was close, but I don't think Aquaman manged to break even.
JDL
JDL - 4/2/2024, 6:37 PM
@whoknows - No. They made a profit of 2.9B in 2022 on a 16B gross. That said they are getting hurt by cord cutting, nowhere near as bad as you think, but long term it's concerning. That's why ESPN and sports in general are getting streamed.
JDL
JDL - 4/2/2024, 6:42 PM
@darthgeekboy - You gotta be kidding. Disney has the Parks, ABC, ESPN, & Cable Channels all turning at least some profits. As for WB's 'profit' on Barbie Mattel gets most of it.

Look when AT&T shed WB's they did so in such a way that the company had very little cash and no realistic way to borrow anything significant. Imo they are going to get resold. YMMV.
whoknows
whoknows - 4/7/2024, 12:55 PM
@JDL - it’s had a 35% drop since the , to the point Bob was considering selling it last summer. So reports said.
JDL
JDL - 4/7/2024, 4:51 PM
@whoknows - The phrase you used denotes running at a loss which is not the case yet. That said if it continues that eventually would indeed happen.
braunermegda
braunermegda - 4/1/2024, 6:15 PM
while that those fat [frick]s nerdies from this site and more fight each other over whos best
AmazingFILMporg
AmazingFILMporg - 4/1/2024, 6:19 PM
@braunermegda -


Wut?😑
TheVisionary25
TheVisionary25 - 4/1/2024, 6:16 PM
Well , I haven’t seen Fury of The Gods but WW & Shazam are 2 of the best DCEU films imo so I’m glad they are atleast showing those then as weird as it is.

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Th3Batman
Th3Batman - 4/1/2024, 6:23 PM
The streaming era is coming to an end.
jst5
jst5 - 4/1/2024, 8:02 PM
@Th3Batman - There won't be many left over the next 5 to 6 years....Netflix will end up being the last one standing...Disneyplus will probably be the last major one to fall but it's coming.
Sabre81
Sabre81 - 4/2/2024, 3:29 AM
@jst5 - Disney+ frighteningly lost 17 million subscribers in 2023 and to think of the hundreds of millions of dollars they spend on Marvel and Star Wars shows, it's not a good sign. Anyway, the article is over sensationalizing this as it's more of a Hulu thing than a Disney thing. I mean, FFS, in the UK we can use the VIP section to see shows like The Walking Dead and Only Murders in the Building which have nothing to with Disney apart from the fact they are majority shareholders in Hulu.
JustAWaffle
JustAWaffle - 4/2/2024, 3:40 AM
@jst5 - No one is going back to Cable TV. What do you think the alternative will be for all these shows from the various platforms? Unless you think Netflix will hold a massive monopoly of streaming?
jst5
jst5 - 4/2/2024, 4:18 PM
@JustAWaffle - It won't look anything like what it looks like right now....probably headed towards a Netflix hosting in one or two new streaming services where numerous platforms host their content.
JustAWaffle
JustAWaffle - 4/2/2024, 4:55 PM
@jst5 - That sounds like what Apple TV and Roku already does, but with more steps within a single app.

But you may be right.

Just wonder what’ll be a sustainable model for these studios.
jst5
jst5 - 4/3/2024, 6:36 PM
@JustAWaffle - Correct but we'll see where this is all headed....Hollywood is in really.......bad shape right now.
TheLight
TheLight - 4/1/2024, 6:23 PM
"Three DCEU Movies Are Now Streaming On Disney..."



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This is what it's come down to isn't it? The legacy of the DCEU.


GarthRanzz
GarthRanzz - 4/1/2024, 7:53 PM
@TheLight - You realize Max has had a couple of Marvel movies in the past. Heck Deadpool might still be on there...
TheLight
TheLight - 4/1/2024, 9:30 PM
@GarthRanzz - Doesn't change the fact that WB's desperation is one idiotic sign away from delivering DC to the House of Mouse. And with Gunn at the helm of his planned DCU, most likely his ties to Marvel/Disney are closer than we all think to acquiring DC movies down the line.

I've already said when/if that happens, I'm done with DC cinema.
JustAWaffle
JustAWaffle - 4/2/2024, 3:41 AM
@GarthRanzz - Yeah, DP, Spider-Man, and a few others are still on Max.
Se4M4NSt4ine
Se4M4NSt4ine - 4/1/2024, 6:40 PM
Wait… are you telling me Disney could end up buying DC by the end of the month?😳
ObserverIO
ObserverIO - 4/2/2024, 5:15 AM
@Se4M4NSt4ine -
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Matador
Matador - 4/2/2024, 9:02 AM
@ObserverIO - As much as I would love to see something on the big screen like that we all know the current leadership pod will muck that up too.

Also if they did buy it before Deadpool 3 that would also benefit from Deadpool multi-verse jumping.
ObserverIO
ObserverIO - 4/2/2024, 1:01 PM
@Matador - Deadpool meets his DC variant, Deathstroke (or should that be the other way around?).
Matador
Matador - 4/2/2024, 1:11 PM
@ObserverIO - Deadpool would annoy the heck out of Deathstroke

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Forthas
Forthas - 4/1/2024, 6:52 PM
The chaos continues...

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Warner Brothers would not be in this situation if they had rejected Zack Snyder's DCEU and paired the Dark Knight Trilogy with Man of Steel and used that as the template for their films instead of falling over themselves to copy Marvel. The humiliation of having Disney showcase DC films must sting!
MuadDib
MuadDib - 4/1/2024, 7:33 PM
@Forthas - except Nolan and Bale said they weren’t interested in a shared universe.
Forthas
Forthas - 4/1/2024, 7:49 PM
@MuadDib - NO! Actually Nolan discussed the idea of a shared universe with zack Snyder and Snyder rejected the idea...

https://screenrant.com/dceu-dark-knight-trilogy-connection-christian-bale-batman/

...and Nolan himself suggested - PUBLICLY - that they do a spinoff Catwoman film...

https://www.theguardian.com/film/2012/jul/12/anne-hathaway-dark-knight-rises
GarthRanzz
GarthRanzz - 4/1/2024, 7:54 PM
@Forthas - U realize Marvel movies have been on Max in the past...I think there is one there right now actually...
Forthas
Forthas - 4/1/2024, 8:01 PM
@GarthRanzz - Not MCU Marvel!
Deadinside
Deadinside - 4/1/2024, 8:10 PM
@GarthRanzz -
@Forthas -
Right now, there's Deadpool, Elektra, Fantastic Four (2015), X-Men: Days of Future Past, X-Men Origins: Wolverine...☮️😉
Forthas
Forthas - 4/1/2024, 8:14 PM
@Deadinside - I think the fFox Legacy films were contracted to run on Max prior to the sale of Fox to Disney. I doubt we will ever see any film in the MCU (except maybe Incredible Hulk) on Max streaming.
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