With batman Quickly closing in on grossing $500 million worldwide, the Matt Reeves film has become a big success. But when will batman debut on home-media, specifically, HBO Max? Well, a technical glitch on the HBO website may have given us our answer.
The glitch showed an advertisement (now removed) which confirmed that batman would debut on HBO Max on april 19th and on HBO linear on April 23rd. This lines up with what WarnerMedia CEO Jason Kilar said last year. The studio’s new strategy is to release their films on HBO Max at least 45 days after their theatrical release, which includes batman and many of WarnerMedia’s upcoming movies. “I really feel, 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.” If you were holding out to watch batman at home on HBO Max or are anxious to have it on repeat for days on end, you should probably make a note on your calendar.
It should come as no surprise that batman is only the beginning of a new franchise. In addition to several HBO Max spin-off series, such as Penguin, a sequel movie is also in the works. “I really believe in what we’ve done and I’d be excited to tell more stories,said director Matt Reeves. “We are already telling other stories in the streaming space, we’re doing stuff on HBO Max, we’re doing a Penguin show with Colin [Farrell], which is gonna be super cool. And we’re working on some other stuff too but we have started talking about another movie.” Reeves has also said that he doesn’t want to rush into the sequel, and I think we’re more than willing to wait for another quality outing.
batman is now playing in theaters, so be sure to check out reviews from our own Chris Bumbray and Jimmy O and let us know what you thought of the film as well.