Warner Brothers has begun preparations for the big DC film Joker, which will be released in theaters on October 4, 2019. Will ‘Joker’ be coming to Netflix in the near future? Let’s take a look at the streaming status around the world of the movie.
Over the years, Joker has been reincarnated many times with Heath Ledger and Jack Nicholson each having their respective versions. He’s Batman’s biggest nemesis and his new solo movie has been getting quite a few headlines but not necessarily for the right reasons.
Todd Phillips directed and wrote the movie. Joaquin Phoenix will play the iconic DC villain.
Joker won't be available on Netflix in the near future. After its theatrical run, it’ll be due out on HBO where Warner Brothers have an overall movie output deal. It's not surprising, considering that Warner owns HBO and produces the film.
Sadly, even past the first and second windows, it would appear it’s unlikely it’ll be headed to Netflix in the United States. With HBO Max gearing up for release next year, it looks as though it’ll be earmarked for that service. There are no surprises here as Netflix has invested in its own superhero content, such as titles from Millarworld or Dark Horse Comics.
Joker will soon be available in other Netflix territories, it seems.
Aquaman streaming now on Netflix Australia 9 months after it was released in cinemas. This would indicate that we might see Joker stream sometime in 2020.
After their Sky run ends, Netflix UK receives DC movies. According to our schedule, Netflix releases new movies every two years. Meaning we’re not expecting Joker to be on Netflix UK till at least 2021 assuming this deal is still in place at the time.
Most European regions and some Latin American countries still get DC movies further down the road too but again, don’t expect anything in the next year or so.
We’ll keep this post updated over time as we learn more on the streaming plans for the movie.