The Batman is now available to watch on HBO Max. Last month, Matt Reeves‘ adaptation of the Dark Knight hit theaters, earned excellent reviews, and went on to earn $750 million at the worldwide box office, making it the highest-grossing film of 2022 so far (though I doubt it’ll keep that crown once summer blockbuster season gets underway
To commemorate the release, HBO Max released a bittersweet photo of Robert Pattinson‘s Batman from the film. Take a look:
— HBO Max (@hbomax) April 18, 2022
One of the most common complaints about The Batman was that its three-hour runtime felt excessive. With some bladders put to the test with audiences all around the world were left wondering when they might safely use the restroom. Expect this to be a major success for HBO Max!
Warner Bros appears to have viewed The Batman as a promising start to a new bat franchise. Both Reeves and Pattinson have expressed their desire to see what happens next in this narrative, with multiple plans for a trilogy already in place.
We’ll also see Penguin again in a spinoff series following him as he ascends the criminal underworld in Gotham City. This has been billed as a limited series chronicling Penguin’s rise through the criminal underworld from before The Batman.
In the near future, we will also be receiving an Arkham Asylum-focused horror series that has been described as an anthology show in which the origins of Batman’s rogue’s gallery members.
All of the above will be available on HBO Max at some point over the next several years, but The Batman is available now!
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