Is Robert Pattinson's 'The Batman' Coming to HBO Max? What You Need to Know
The Caped Crusader's latest movie made its streaming debut on Monday.
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The Batman packed theaters in the wake of its March 4 release, and it landed on HBO Max on Monday. The 2022 HBO Max streaming model sees Warner Bros. movies holding a 45-day exclusive theatrical release window, before heading to the streamer on day 46.
When did The Batman come out?
The Batman hit theaters in the US and the UK on March 4, and in Australia on March 3. Thought the movie would come out earlier? It was originally scheduled to hit theaters last June.
Yes. The Batman is available for streaming on HBO Max as of Monday.
Let's discuss Warner Bros.' controversial "day-and-date" release plan. In 2021, Warner Bros. movies, such as Wonder Woman 1984, all headed straight to HBO Max on the same day they were released in theaters. This didn't sit well with theater companies, and a deal was struck whereby Warner Bros.' 2022 slate would be shown on the big screen during an exclusive 45-day window. If The Batman had kept its original 2021 release date, it might have gone straight to HBO Max. But that's not the case.
In a nutshell, Warner Bros. movies will hit HBO Max on day 46 of their theatrical release.
Why mangle words? Here are Warner Bros.' exact synopsis:
"In his second year of fighting crime, Batman uncovers corruption in Gotham City that connects to his own family while facing a serial killer known as the Riddler. Robert Pattinson delivers a raw, intense portrayal of Batman as a disillusioned, desperate vigilante awakened by the realization that the anger consuming him makes him no better than the ruthless serial killer he's hunting."
Who's in the cast?
Robert Pattinson as Bruce Wayne / Batman
Zoë Kravitz as Selina Kyle / Catwoman
Paul Dano as Edward Nashton / Riddler
Jeffrey Wright as James Gordon
John Turturro as Carmine Falcone
Peter Sarsgaard as Gil Colson
Andy Serkis as Alfred Pennyworth
Colin Farrell as Oswald "Oz" Cobblepot / Penguin
Trailers: 'I'm vengeance'
The Main Trailer for The Batman arrived in October.
The December trailer, titled The Bat and The Cat:
The Funeral Scene, released in January:
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