THE BATMAN Hits HBO Max on Monday, 4/18/22

Robert Pattinson as The Batman and Zoe Kravitz as Selina Kyle in THE BATMAN (© 2021 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. All Rights Reserved.)

THE BATMAN will make its debut 1 week from today on Monday, April 18, 2022, the trades have confirmed.  That will be followed by a linear debut on HBO on Saturday, April 23 at 8 PM ET/PT.

Currently, THE BATMAN is still in theaters and has had very good box office legs over the course of the last 6 weeks due to great reviews and positive word of mouth.  At the time this article went live on BOF, the film has a total worldwide box office of a little over $735M.  I actually went to see it for the 6th time yesterday (Sunday, 4/10/22) at a 12:15 PM screening and my theater was probably 3 quarters full…which surprised the hell out of me.

I thought yesterday was going to be my final viewing at the theater, but after seeing it on the big screen again after a break of a few weeks, I’m thinking I will check it out at least 1 more time at the cinema!

It’ll be interesting to see how much THE BATMAN continues to bring in after it hits HBO Max.  Regardless, it’s already a huge hit and THE BATMAN UNIVERSE has been successfully launched!


While a sequel has not been officially announced yet (that’s coming soon, I’ve heard), an HBO Max series featuring Colin Farrell’s Oz “The Penguin” Cobblepott has been given the greenlight.  Also coming soon to the streamer is a series based in Arkham Asylum, or Arkham State Hospital in the film.  What else is in store for us when it comes to THE BATMAN UNIVERSE?  An HBO Max series starring Zoe Kravit as Selina Kyle, maybe?  Video games?  Books/novels? Animated films/shorts?  We shall see!

It’s a great time to be a Batman fan. – Bill “Jett” Ramey