“The Batman” offers a new take on the Caped Crusader a decade after Christopher Nolan wrapped up his Dark Knight Trilogy and a few years after Ben Affleck’s take on the character somewhat petered out. This new film comes from “War for the Planet of the Apes” and “Let Me In” filmmaker Matt Reeves, who draws from gritty crime procedurals like “Seven” and “Zodiac” to craft a nearly three-hour detective story with a man dressed as a bat following clues left behind by a serial killer calling himself The Riddler. It’s a dark, moody and wildly compelling twist on the Batman character that somehow manages to feel fresh. And it’s poised to be one of the biggest films of the year.
But in these new entertainment consumption times, how do you watch “The Batman?” Will it be streaming? All your burning questions are answered below.
When Does “The Batman” Come Out?
“The Batman” was released worldwide on March 4, although Warner Bros. is pausing the film’s release in Russia due to the country’s invasion of Ukraine.
Is “The Batman” Streaming and in Theaters?
“The Batman” is not streaming yet, but it will be soon.
While in 2021, Warner Bros. released all of its new films on HBO Max the same day they hit theaters – like “Dune” and “Godzilla vs. Kong” and “Mortal Kombat” – the studio has left that model of release behind for 2022.
Instead, “The Batman” was released exclusively in theaters on March 4. So the only way to see the film right now is in a physical theater.
When Will “The Batman” Be Streaming on HBO Max?
“The Batman” will be streaming on HBO Max beginning Monday, April 18. The streaming release will be followed by a linear debut on HBO on Saturday, April 23 at 8:00pm ET/PT.
Warner Bros. announced “The Batman” streaming release date on April 11, sticking to their previously announced plans to give theatrical releases a 45-day exclusively in theaters window — in fact, April 18 is Day 45 since the film first hit theaters, which means “The Batman” is arriving on HBO Max the soonest it could be.
Is “The Batman” on Blu-ray and DVD?
“The Batman” will arrive on Digital April 18, the same day it begins streaming on HBO Max.
The 4K, Blu-ray and DVD release will follow on May 24. Here are the special features you can expect to find on the various home video releases.
“The Batman” Premium Digital Ownership contains the following special features: