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When is The Batman streaming on HBO Max?

What we know about when and where you can stream the latest DC superhero outing.

Published onApril 18, 2022

Zoe Kravitz and Robert Pattinson in silhouette as Batman and Catwoman in The Batman - when is the batman streaming on hbo max
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The Batman is a hit, continuing in the footsteps of Spider-Man: No Way Home as a superhero blockbuster beating the box-office slump of the last few years. Of course, many are still reasonably wary of public gatherings. Or, others may simply want to save a few bucks. So, when is The Batman streaming on HBO Max?

Great news! As of April 18, The Batman is streaming on HBO Max

See also: Every Batman movie ranked

Read on for everything we know. And if you’re not already an HBO Max subscriber, you can hit the link below to sign up.

Max, formerly HBO Max, is your home for HBO titles, Warner Bros-made movies and TV shows, the DC Comics superheroes, and more. It's also the home for new and original movies and shows available nowhere else.

What is The Batman about?

After years in development, and originally set to star Ben Affleck, continuing his tenure as Batman after Batman v Superman and Justice League, The Batman is finally here.

Directed by Matt Reeves, the new film sees Bruce Wayne (Batman) working with James Gordon and Selina Kyle (Catwoman) to take down a sadistic killer who’s leaving cryptic clues behind.

We won’t spoil anything, but notable characters from the comics and previous films return, including The Riddler, Penguin, Carmine Falcone, and more, in this noir, gritty, street-level take on the Caped Crusader.

It’s still not clear whether Warner Bros. will try to roll this version of the Dark Knight into its growing DC Expanded Universe, but for now, The Batman is a brand-new, standalone entry in the character’s history.

Who is in The Batman?

Robert Pattinson as The Batman - when is the batman streaming on hbo max
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Among the main cast of The Batman are some pretty big names. These include:

  • Robert Pattinson as Bruce Wayne/Batman
  • Zoë Kravitz as Selina Kyle/Catwoman
  • Andy Serkis as Alfred Pennyworth
  • Paul Dano as The Riddler
  • Colin Farrell as Penguin
  • Jeffrey Wright as James Gordon
  • John Turturro as Carmine Falcone

Other members of the cast include Peter Sarsgaard, Jayme Lawson, Barry Keoghan, Charlie Carver, and Max Carver.

Where can I watch The Batman?

Andy Serkis as Alfred Pennyworth in The Batman - when is the batman streaming on HBO Max
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The Batman was released in theaters on March 4, 2022, and is currently still available to audiences in theaters in certain markets.

The film is now also streaming on HBO Max, or you can also rent or buy it on VOD.

Check out: The best movies on HBO Max

The Batman had already scored nearly $500 million at the global box office after just 10 days on the big screen. As of just a day before the HBO Max launch, it had earned over $750 million. In short, this has been a massive hit for Warner Bros already. 

Warner Bros. owns the prestige streamer, and it has been releasing its own films there for a while. Some Batman films are streaming on competing services, but that’s likely due to prior contracts or temporary arrangements.

Recent DC titles like Batman v Superman, Joker, Birds of Prey, Wonder Woman 1984, The Suicide Squad, and Zack Snyder’s Justice League are all available on the streamer. Some older titles, like Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight trilogy, can also be found there.

Where can I watch Batman movies?

Batman Returns showing Batman and Catwoman
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There’s a huge number of titles featuring the Caped Crusader, and nearly all of them are streaming.

Below is a list of all of the theatrically-released Batman feature films, along with links to sites and streaming services where you can watch them. (Zack Snyder’s Justice League wasn’t released in theaters, but it’s effectively an extended director’s cut of the 2017 Justice League, and it’s hard to categorize, so we included it.)

  • Batman (1966) — Rent or buy on VOD
  • Batman (1989) — Stream on HBO Max
  • Batman Returns (1992) — Stream on HBO Max
  • Batman Forever (1995) — Stream on HBO Max
  • Batman & Robin (1997) — Stream on HBO Max
  • Batman Begins (2005) — Stream on Netflix and HBO Max
  • The Dark Knight (2008) — Stream on Netflix and HBO Max
  • The Dark Knight Rises (2012) — Rent or buy on VOD
  • Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016) — Stream on HBO Max
  • The LEGO Batman Movie (2017) — Stream on HBO Max
  • Justice League (2017) — Stream on HBO Max
  • Zack Snyder’s Justice League (2021) — Stream on HBO Max

Once you’ve caught up with The Batman on HBO Max, you can revisit your favorites.

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