Here’s What’s Coming to HBO Max in December

There’s a lot coming to HBO Max this December, with arguably no single title quite as big, or as hotly anticipated, as Patty Jenkins’ Wonder Woman 1984The return of Gal Gadot in the title role was supposed to be one of the year’s biggest theatrical releases, but, we know just how difficult 2020 has been. Instead, Wonder Woman 1984 will bow in select theaters and on HBO Max on December 25. The best part? It doesn’t cost anything extra for HBO Max subscribers.

There will be plenty of escape on offer in films, series, documentaries, and more. How about returning to ancient Rome to do battle in the Colesseum in Ridley Scott’s now-iconic Gladiator, which begins streaming on December 1. Gladiator stars Russell Crowe as a former Roman general seeking vengeance against the petulant emperor Commodus (Joaquin Phoenix). If you’re in the mood for love, Stella Meghie‘s The Photograph hits HBO Max on December 5. When we interviewed Meghie she told us about the chemistry between her stars, Issa Rae and Lakeith Stanfield: “They started with the date scene and as soon as they started talking, it was so immediate. I was smiling from ear to ear. It was so obvious.”

If you haven’t had enough of politics yet—or—if you want to live in a world where politics are all about policy arguments, grand ideals, and walking-and-talking at tremendous verbal speed, you’ll be happy to hear that The West Wing begins streaming on December 25. Every season of Aaron Sorkin‘s liberal fever dream of how our politics could function might seem dated by now, but it’s still whip-smart.

For more titles streaming in December, check out this video from HBO Max:

Featured image: Caption: GAL GADOT as Wonder Woman in Warner Bros. Pictures’ action adventure “WONDER WOMAN 1984,” a Warner Bros. Pictures release. Photo Credit: Clay Enos/ ™ & © DC Comics


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