The Batman has arrived in cinemas, and it’s expected to be one of the biggest films of the year – with Robert Pattinson donning the cowl and cape for a dark, detective-style spin on the story of the Caped Crusader.
If you’d like to watch the film from the comfort of your own home – either via a streaming service, VOD or DVD/Blu-ray, then we have everything you need to know. We have a similar article for Spider-Man: No Way Home.
You can also check out where to buy cinema tickets for The Batman and find out whether the film has a post-credits scene.
Where to stream The Batman – Is it available on HBO Max or Now/Sky?
The Batman has been confirmed to come to HBO Max on 19 April 2022.
This is due to Warner Bros.’s promise to bring all 2022 film releases to HBO Max after 46 days of being in theatres. Sadly, unlike films in 2021, The Batman will not release on the streaming platform on the same day that it hits cinemas.
Whilst it has been confirmed to come to HBO Max on this date, the UK hasn’t had any confirmation on where it will be streaming after its theatrical release.
We would expect to see it on Now (formerly Now TV) and Sky, as they syndicate HBO and Warner Bros. content. However, this hasn’t been confirmed. We also don’t know when this will be, as Now doesn’t have the same agreement that HBO Max does.
If The Batman isn’t available to stream in the UK – or wherever you are in the world – on 19 April, then you will be able to use a VPN to sign up for a US HBO Max account.
When does The Batman release on VOD?
We don’t yet have confirmation on when The Batman will be available to rent or buy from platforms such as Amazon or Google Play. However, we can take a guess.
Now that cinemas are resuming to some sort of normality, we’re seeing around a two to three-month wait between theatrical releases and VOD releases. Spider-Man: No Way Home has a gap of just over three months, with the film hitting cinemas on 15 December 2021 and releasing on VOD on 22 March 2022.
The Batman was released in cinemas on 4 March 2022. Therefore, we expect it to hit digital platforms either in May or June 2022. When we hear more about this release date, we’ll update this article.
It is worth noting that Warner Bros. film The Matrix Resurrections hit digital platforms after just a month. However, this movie was also released on HBO Max on the same day it hit cinemas – so the home release strategy will likely differ from The Batman’s.
Pre-orders aren’t yet available, so we don’t have prices yet. However, when The Batman does release, it will likely be available on the following platforms:
When does The Batman release on DVD and Blu-ray?
The Batman will likely release on DVD and Blu-ray not long after it releases on VOD. Whilst we don’t have a confirmed date, we expect this to be around late May or June.
For reference, The Matrix Resurrections releases on DVD/Blu-Ray on 8 March in the US, and 21 March in the UK.
When The Batman is available to buy, you’ll be able to get it from the following retailers: