If you want to watch The Batman at home, just wait another 45 days after it premieres. Will hit theaters on March 4, 2022, The Batman is one of Warner Bros. ‘ most anticipated upcoming releases. While the studio’s biggest features were given day-and-date releases this year in 2021, the plan is to use 45-day windows for their new films in the new year, which will last The Batman and other movies that play exclusively on the big screen for about a month and a half.
The streaming release date of The Batman has now been officially confirmed by WarnerMedia CEO Jason Kilar. He states that the film will appear in theaters on HBO Max on the 46th day after its premiere. The 45-day window is also something that will be applied to all of their major releases for 2022 with the state of the industry constantly changing rapidly. Here’s what Kilar had to say about The Batmanrelease date, per ComicBook.com.
“Think about when movies would appear on HBO, which is eight to nine months after the theater premiere. The Batman will appear on HBO Max on day 46. This is a big change from where things were in 2018, 2017, 2016 … I feel really, really good to know that The Batman, en Black Adam, en The flash, en Elvis, and a whole host of other movies, will literally appear on HBO Max on day 46 in a variety of areas around the world. It’s a very, very big change that I do not think people appreciate, and I feel very good about it. ”
The Batman is directed by Matt Reeves and co-written by Reeves and Peter Craig. In an independent universe, it brings in Robert Pattinson to play a new incarnation of Bruce Wayne. The film also stars Jeffrey Wright, John Turturro, Zoe Kravitz, Paul Dano, Colin Farrell and Andy Serkis. There are early plans to develop sequels, as there is hope of launching a new franchise The Batman. At least two spinoff shows on HBO Max is also in the works.
The official summary for The Batman reads: “Two years of haunting the streets as the Batman (Pattinson), fear stings in the hearts of criminals, has led Bruce Wayne deep into the shadows of Gotham City. With only a few trusted allies – Alfred Pennyworth (Serkis), lt James Gordon (Wright) – between the city’s corrupt network of officials and high-profile figures, the lone vigilante has established himself as the only personification of revenge among his fellow citizens.
When a killer targets Gotham’s elite with a series of sadistic mechanisms, a trail of cryptic clues sends the world’s greatest detective on an investigation into the underworld, where he kills characters such as Selina Kyle / aka Catwoman (Kravitz), Oswald Cobblepot / aka the Penguin (Farrell), Carmine Falcone (Turturro), and Edward Nashton / also known as the Riddler (Dano). “As the evidence begins to lead closer to home and the extent of the offender’s plans becomes clear, Batman must forge new relationships, expose the culprit and bring justice to the abuse of power and corruption that has plagued Gotham City for a long time.”
The Batman will be shown in cinemas on March 4, 2022. With its 45-day window keeping it exclusively for theaters, the film is starting to stream up HBO Max on April 19, 2022.
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