Suicide Squad is DC’s final superhero film, straddling the sequel and reboot of the 2016 Suicide Squad movie.
While DC’s first antihero movie was almost universally hated, there is a lot of hype for The Suicide Squad as it is directed by James Gunn (of Guardians of the Galaxy) and features a stellar cast that includes Margot. Robbie, Idris. John Cena and Peter Capaldi.
Suicide Squad is one of the Warner Bros. movies that will be released both in theaters and on HBO Max on the same day. This means that American viewers will have the opportunity to go to the movies and watch it at home.
But what about the fans who don’t live in the United States? We’ve rounded up everything you need to know so you don’t miss out on DC’s new antihero movie.
When does The Suicide Squad open in the UK?
The Suicide Squad opens in theaters around the world on August 6, in conjunction with the premiere of HBO Max.
You can take a look at the mind-blowing trailer for a preview of what’s to come. We are personally in love with King Shark, voiced by Sylvester Stallone.
However, if you prefer to watch the movie at home, there is a way.
Will The Suicide Squad be released on VOD or DVD?
The Suicide Squad will not be released on streaming services concurrently with theaters in Europe or Latin America. This double premiere will only take place in the United States.
After a few months it will surely be available in other countries on HBO Max as well and even on DVD (for those over old school).
This means that if you want to see it as soon as it releases, your only options are to go to the movies or use our tips for accessing HBO Max in the US from any territory.
How to watch The Suicide Squad on HBO Max from Europe or Latin America
If you don’t feel like going to the movies, you can catch The Suicide Squad on HBO Max here in Europe after the movie releases on August 6.
If you want to subscribe to HBO Max, you can do so on the website for $ 14.99 per month. There will be a cheaper subscription for the release of Suicide Squad, but you won’t be able to see new movies with this type of package.
However, keep in mind that the platform is not available in any territory. We recommend that you check out our article: In which countries is HBO Max available?
However, you can sign up for an account from Europe or another territory using a phone and a VPN. VPNs (virtual private networks) bypass your IP address so that you can surf the internet as if you came from another country.
To watch The Suicide Squad on HBO Max, you need to connect to a US server. For the best performance and the best price, we recommend NordVPN or SurfShark. You can also check out our pick of the best VPNs for HBO Max for more recommendations.
How to get an HBO Max account in Europe or Latin America?
For the next step, you will need the HBO Max app. We have successfully tested this method using NordVPN and an Android phone.
Once you’ve purchased the VPN you want, you’ll need to download it to your iOS or Android device. The HBO Max website currently only allows you to sign up if you have a linked US payment card. If you don’t have it, here are the steps to follow:
- Start your VPN on your iOS / Android device and connect to a US server
- Create a new Apple ID / Google Play account in your browser which is linked to the United States (leave the country blank)
- Register your new account in the App Store of your iOS / Android device
- You should now have access to the US App Store – download and install the HBO Max app
- Tap “Ignore” if the App Store asks you to add payment information to your iOS / Google Play account before you have installed HBO Max
- Create a new account in the HBO Max app with your email address and password
- Use PayPal as payment method (can be UK account)
Once your account is verified, you can log in from any device
There have been reports of users who were unable to install HBO Max on iOS because the App Store requires users to register their payment information and does not accept PayPal from Europe if you try to register. with this account.
To avoid this, we recommend purchasing US App Store credit via a digital gift card, which can be added as a payment option in the US.
You can buy it from places like Amazon US, although other retailers are available. You will need a website that allows you to pay with bank details from Europe. The typical minimum amount you can buy will be $ 25, enough to cover a month’s subscription to HBO Max.
When the site asks you to enter the recipient, enter your own email address and the code to redeem the money will be sent to your inbox.
Then when you need to add your payment information in the App Store, select “Redeem Gift Card or Code”, and you should be able to add the money as a credit to your account.
With this, you should be able to sign up for an HBO Max account. Once your account is active, you can change your payment information on your UK PayPal account through the website to avoid having to pay a new gift card each time.
We would like to point out that all of these methods are technically against HBO’s terms of service, so the company may terminate your account at any time. Proceed at your own risk.