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DC Universe under threat from HBO Max but working on Titans spinoff nonetheless

May 12th, 2020 by Marc Comments

It looks like all eyes are focusing their sights on HBO Max, the new streaming service which arrives on May 27th.

However, this could mean bad news in the long term for DC Universe, the DC TV streaming service which seems to have, let’s be honest, been in trouble since the start.

The service gave us Titans, Doom Patrol, the short-lived Swamp Thing, Young Justice and the current (and brilliant) Harley Quinn animated series, with Stargirl on the way this month too.

However, there has been rumors that the much wider-reaching HBO Max may be bad news for DC Universe and may even, due to also having a lot of planned DC content, eventually absorb it.

Business Insider’s recent feature on DC Universe had this to say according to a former Digital Labs employee: “The feeling in the office is that DC Universe is going to be around for at least another year or two… There’s commitment and funding.”

In fact, they go on to say that at the minute DC Universe is looking at developing a Titans spin-off series (Hawk and Dove has been rumoured as a spin-off from the streamer’s earliest day).

Another insider said: “They want to keep it around but they want to keep it small.”

And it seems that Titans in the jewel in the crown of the service right now.

Honestly, I see DC Universe being absorbed into HBO Max and shows like Titans and Swamp Thing leading into Max’s planned Justice League Dark and Green Lantern shows.

What say you all? DO you have DC Universe? Do you enjoy it? Let me know all your thoughts.

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….