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How to watch The Batman – can you stream it?

The Batman is coming to HBO Max. But can you stream it in the UK?

The Riddler, Batman, Penguin and Catwoman on poster for The Batman
Warner Bros
Published: Tuesday, 19th April 2022 at 4:23 pm

At long last, Matt Reeves’ superhero reboot The Batman starring Robert Pattinson and Zoe Kravitz landed in cinemas in March 2022.

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The Se7en-inspired serial killer mystery, which is perhaps the darkest interpretation of the source material yet, offers a deeply chilling tone and aesthetic and sees Batman investigate killings by the mysterious villain known as The Riddler (Paul Dano), teaming up with Lieutenant James "Jim" Gordon (Jeffrey Wright) to prevent his murderous spree of the wealthy Gotham elite.

Alongside Pattinson, Dano and Wright are a host of stars, including Zoe Kravitz as Catwoman/Selina Kyle, Andy Serkis as Bruce's butler Alfred Pennyworth and Colin Farrell portraying the gangster known as The Penguin/Oswald "Oz" Cobblepot.

Fans may be wondering how to watch the movie from the comfort of their own homes.

There's good news on this front: The Batman 2022 already has an official DVD/Blu-ray/4k release date – and there isn’t too long to wait. Read more about this below.

If you're wondering about streaming options, then read on as it is a different situation in the UK compared to the US when it comes to The Batman.

Read on for the latest streaming information for The Batman, as well as the latest updates on when the film will be out on DVD and Blu-ray.

Meanwhile, we’ve got all your spoilers in our guide to the movie's ending, or you can read more about the post-credits scene here.

Alternatively, if you're wondering which Batman movies to watch before The Batman 2022, then feast your eyes on our guide to all Batman movies in order.

How to watch The Batman

The Batman was released in UK cinemas on 4th March 2022.

For a long stretch this was the only means to watch the box-office success, but the film will soon be available to stream from the comfort of your own home - and with toilet breaks!

Watch The Batman online

The Batman is available to stream on HBO Max in the US and to rent digitally in the UK.

Fortunately, for fans who want to watch The Batman from the comfort of their own home in the US, HBO is here to save the day.

The streaming platform HBO Max in the US in April 2022, while UK fans will be able to rent on Premium Video on Demand the following day.

When is The Batman coming to HBO Max?

The Batman arrived on HBO Max in the US on Monday 18th April 2022.

WarnerMedia CEO Jason Kilar previously hinted that The Batman would be available to stream on HBO Max in the US from 19th April – exactly 45 days following its initial release in cinemas, but this date is yet to be confirmed.

Robert Pattinson and Jeffrey Wright in The Batman
Robert Pattinson and Jeffrey Wright in The Batman Warner Bros / Jonathan Olley / DC Comics

"The Batman is going to show up on day 46 on HBO Max," Kilar told Vox's Recode Media podcast in December 2021. "That is a huge change from where things were in 2018, 2017, 2016."

How to watch The Batman online in the UK

The Batman was made available to rent on Premium Video on Demand in the UK from Tuesday 19th April 2022.

These services include streaming stores including iTunes and Amazon Prime Video.

The film costs £15.99 to rent for 48 hours on these services.

HBO Max is yet to be made available in the UK.

Do we have a digital release date for The Batman in the UK?

The Batman was released digitally on premium Video On Demand services in the UK on Tuesday 19th April 2022.

The platforms that the film will be available on include iTunes and Amazon Prime Video.

The Batman DVD and Blu-ray release date

The Batman will arrive on DVD, Blu-ray and 4k on Monday 13th June 2022, Warner. Bros have confirmed.

The DVD, Blu-ray and 4K Ultra HD discs for The Batman are available to pre-order on Amazon.

Zavvi and HMV are offering the standard DVD for just £9.99, while the Blu-ray will cost you £14.99 and the 4K options £24.99.

Is The Batman 2022 DVD and Blu-Ray available to pre-order?

The Batman
Warner Bros

The official DVD/ Blue-Ray/4k release date might be a little while off, but fans needn't fear.

The Batman is available to pre-order on Amazon ahead of its release.

Other retailers include Zavvi and HMV.

Who stars in The Batman?

The Penguin
Colin Farrell as The Penguin in The Batman (WB)

Of course, Robert Pattinson takes on the eponymous role of The Batman/Bruce Wayne.

He is joined by Zoe Kravitz who portrays femme fatale Selina Kyle in the film, while Paul Dano portrays the lead anatagoist, a serial killer dubbed The Riddler.

Jeffrey Wright portrays Batman's ally, Lieutenant James Gordon, while Andy Serkis takes on the role of Bruce Wayne's loyal butler, Alfred Pennyworth.

Elsewhere, Severance star John Turturro portrays gangster Carmine Falcone, while Peter Sarsgaard plays District Attorney Gil Colson.

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Finally, Irish actor Colin Farrell plays the extravagant gangster Oswald "Oz" Cobblepott, aka The Penguin.

The Batman is in UK cinemas now. For more, check out our dedicated Movies page or our full TV Guide.

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