Matt Reeves’ The Batman is set to release on HBO Max on April 2022. The film is set to hit theaters on March 4, 2022, afterwards, the film will debut on HBO Max. The Batman starring Robert Pattinson as Bruce Wayne / Batman, Zoë Kravitz as Selina Kyle / Catwoman, Jeffrey Wright as James Gordon, Andy Serkis as Alfred Pennyworth, Paul Dano as Edward Nashton / Riddler, and Colin Farrell as Oswald “Oz” Cobblepot / Penguin.
In an interview with Vox’s Recode (via Comicbook), WarnerMedia CEO Jason Kilar revealed that the film will debut on HBO Max on April 19, 2022. The Batman will join DC’s selection of movies and films 46 days after its release after a 45-day theatrical exclusive window. Read Kilar’s statement below,
“Think about when movies would show up on HBO, which is eight to nine months after theatrical premiere. The Batman is going to show up on day 46 on HBO Max. That is a huge change from where things were in 2018, 2017, 2016.”
Read “The Batman” synopsis:
Two years of stalking the streets as the Batman (Pattinson), striking fear into 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)-amongst the city’s corrupt network of officials and high-profile figures, the lone vigilante has established himself as the sole embodiment of vengeance amongst his fellow citizens. When a killer targets Gotham’s elite with a series of sadistic machinations, a trail of cryptic clues sends the World’s Greatest Detective on an investigation into the underworld, where he encounters such characters as Selina Kyle/aka Catwoman (Kravitz), Oswald Cobblepot/aka the Penguin (Farrell), Carmine Falcone (Turturro), and Edward Nashton/aka the Riddler (Dano). As the evidence begins to lead closer to home and the scale of the perpetrator’s plans becomes clear, Batman must forge new relationships, unmask the culprit, and bring justice to the abuse of power and corruption that has long plagued Gotham City.
With the statement of Jason Killar Warner Bros., new release strategies to theatrical release and lockdowns implemented by the COVID-19 pandemic throughout 2021 are altered. Warner Bros. released films onto HBO Max simultaneously with their theatrical releases of Wonder Woman 1984, The Suicide Squad, Dune, and The Matrix Resurrections. With theatres reopening, Killar once more reconsidered the strategy, stating that Warner Bros. would rerelease their slate to theatres first, albeit with a shorter 45-day exclusive window.
The Batman will release on HBO Max in April 2022.
Watch the trailer below.