Mid March is going to be a great time to be a comic book movies fan.
On March 18th, HBO Max will be releasing the Snyder cut of the Justice League. If you’re not familiar with the buzz behind this version of the DC hero team-up, it’s the Zach Snyder version of the film that fans have been demanding for years now. Celebrities who starred in the film such as Ben Affleck, Gal Gadot, and Henry Caviill have also been vocal about letting the public see this version.
Just a day later on March 19th, Disney Plus will be premiering The Falcon And The Winter Soldier, which will pick up where Avengers Endgame left off with our two title characters, as they try to keep the world safe after the departure of Captain America. It will be the second Marvel-centric series after Wandavision which is currently at mid season.
Who you got?
While the momentum is on the side of Disney and the brand new product, it will once again be a show down between the two powerhouses on the streaming battleground. On Christmas Day we had Wonder Woman 1984 square off against “Soul”. While we don’t get exact numbers, the buzz was on Wonder Woman’s side, even though Soul was the better film.
It will be interesting to see how the subscriber numbers will pick up or turn down. HBO and Warner Bros are releasing their theatrical slate on the streamers the same day it opens wide because of the pandemic, while Disney is unleashing a whole campaign of Marvel and Star Wars shows.
It will likely be the fans that will win if they can swing the price of two streamers at the same time, in addition to what they may be using right now.