DCU News – Batman starts streaming on HBO Max a little earlier than expected

At Marvel and DC, streaming services have become a key part of their future plans.Not only are the two companies launching popular high-budget original content on their respective services, but recent big-screen blockbusters are moving from theaters to streaming faster than ever, and Batman Next is.

After years of changes in directors, actors and universes, Batman Finally released on March 4, it was an immediate hit with audiences. Just over a month after its release, Matt Reeves and Robert Pattinson’s DC debut is still in the millions, at just over $735 million.

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The latest blockbuster is the first since 2020 wonder woman 1984 Forgo simultaneous streaming and theatrical releases.But as the theatrical run begins to wrap up, Warner Bros. is preparing to give up Batman on HBO Max.

HBO Max announces Batman streaming date

HBO Max recently started touting upcoming streaming releases Batmanconfirms that the critically acclaimed blockbuster hits theaters on Monday, April 18.

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WarnerMedia has previously said that all Warner Bros. films in 2022 will begin streaming on HBO Max 45 days after their theatrical release, until further notice. The April 18 streaming date closely follows this pattern, although it was previously reported to arrive a day later on April 19.

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Official Inside HBO Max Twitter The account later shared the launch announcement, confirming an April 18 streaming launch to follow Batman On HBO Saturday, April 23 at 8 p.m. ET:

“@wbpictures’ global blockbuster #TheBatman, produced by filmmaker @mattreevesLA and starring Robert Pattinson and ZoĆ« Kravitz, will air Monday, April 18th on @HBOMax: https://hbom.ax/TheBatman Batman will also air on @HBO on Saturday, April 23rd at 8pm ET. “

Just the Beginning of Batman on HBO Max

Batman Leaving theaters and jumping to HBO Max is a big step for director Matt Reeves’ new universe and for DC in general.Since the start of the pandemic, every DC release has been released in theaters and streaming simultaneously, with Batman is the first since 2020 Wonder Woman 1984 to Spend time exclusively in theatre.

Meanwhile, this is just the beginning of Robert Pattinson’s Gotham on the streaming service, with two original spinoff series already on the way. Penguin, played by Colin Farrell, will lead his own spinoff exploring his rise in the criminal world of Gotham as the second horror-inspired series takes place in Arkham Asylum.

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Two spinoffs are already on the way, and there will almost certainly be more in the coming years. Zoe Kravitz’s Catwoman is apparently the lead in her own series, marking Selena Kyle’s first solo outing since Halle Berry’s acclaimed 2004 film.

since Batman It turned out to be a major financial hit, and Matt Reeves’ Gotham has a bright future, with sequels and more streaming spinoffs on the horizon. But for now, Robert Pattinson’s Dark Knight debut is in theaters, with its HBO Max streaming release scheduled for April 18.

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