Warner Bros.’ latest Batman film will be available to watch exclusively in cinemas when it debuts next year on March 4, 2022, but it turns out that fans of the caped crusader who’d prefer to check out Matt Reeves’ take on the iconic character at home won’t have too long of a wait ahead of them.
That’s according to WarnerMedia CEO Jason Kilar, who recently spoke on Cox’s Recode podcast and revealed that The Batman will make its way onto his company’s streaming service, HBO Max, on April 19, 2022. This is just 46 days after the film’s theatrical debut.
“Think about when movies would show up on HBO, which is eight to nine months after theatrical premiere,” Kilar said before confirming the date. “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.”
Kilar went on to clarify that many of Warner Bros.’ biggest 2022 films, which include other superhero blockbusters such as Black Adam and The Flash, will also be available to stream on HBO Max just 46 days after their theatrical premieres.
“I feel really, really good knowing that The Batman, and Black Adam, and The Flash, and Elvis, and a whole host of other movies, are literally going to be showing up on day 46 on HBO Max in a variety of territories all over the world,” Kilar said. “That is a very, very big change that I don’t think people appreciate, and I feel really good about it.”