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See where, when, and how to watch the year’s most anticipated action film.
Groundbreaking superhero film noir deemed « among the best of the genre » by Variety, Matt Reeves’s The Batman has arguably been the most anticipated movie of 2022—and soon, you can stream it from home.
Throughout the film’s record two-and-a-half-hour duration, Bruce Wayne (Robert Pattinson) as the Caped Crusader faces the serial killer known as the Riddler (Paul Dano) in his second year fighting crime in Gotham City, while uncovering corruption tied to his own family. Per Warner Bros.’ official synopsis, « 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. »
Zoë Kravitz costars as Selina Kyle, a.k.a. Catwoman, Wayne’s counterpart in crime and, later, romantic interest. If you need another solid reason to see the film, it’s certainly the actors’ onscreen chemistry.
« Pattinson may be the one screaming ‘I am vengeance!,‘ but it’s Kravitz who simmers with a need for payback. Plus, the two actors’ chemistry is undeniable. Whether they’re trading fists or information, it’s all very hot, » Alex Stedman wrote for IGN.
« She’s got all the slinkiness and slyness you could hope for, but, like Pattinson’s Bruce, she’s also incredibly vulnerable, while selling an insatiable need for revenge, » Stedman added.
To join in on The Batman craze, read on for when and where to see the film.
The film is currently available to watch in theaters and will soon be available to stream on WarnerMedia’s direct-to-consumer streaming platform, HBO Max.
WarnerMedia CEO Jason Kilar previously hinted that The Batman would be available to stream on HBO Max come April 19—exactly 45 days following its initial release in theaters—though that date has not been confirmed. « The Batman is going to show up on day 46 on HBO Max, » Kilar told Vox’s Recode Media podcast in December. « That is a huge change from where things were in 2018, 2017, 2016. »
In the meantime, catch the film in local theaters throughout the rest of March.
To fully take in the DC Comics film franchise’s 80-year-plus history, you can enjoy the previous Batman films—including 2017’s Justice League—via Apple TV+ and Amazon Prime Video using the platforms’ monthly streaming subscriptions.