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How to watch The Batman

The Batman Robert Pattinson
(Image credit: Warner Bros.)

The Batman, the latest movie adaptation of the caped crusader starring Robert Pattinson, Zoë Kravitz and more, has been one of the big movies of 2022, but how can you watch it (or rewatch it)? Here is everything you need to know about how to watch The Batman right now.

How to watch The Batman in movie theaters 

The Batman received exclusive run in movie theaters that began on March 4. The movie is still playing in select theaters.

Check the websites for your local movie theaters or sites like Fandago (opens in new tab) for where and when The Batman is playing, with the ability to purchase your tickets ahead of time through these sites.

Looking for a way to make seeing The Batman (and other movies) a bit cheaper? Many movie theater chains in the US and UK offer subscription and free membership deals that give perks to theatergoers, including free and discounted tickets, deals on concessions and more.

Is The Batman streaming? 

The Batman is now available for streaming on HBO Max in the US. A subscription to HBO Max is required to stream the superhero movie.

While HBO Max is not available in the UK, The Batman is also now available to rent digitally in the UK as a premium video on-demand title and get it as a digital download.

The Batman Blu-ray/DVD

Fans of The Batman can get a physical 4K/Blu-ray/DVD copy of the movie starting May 24 in the US and June 13 in the UK.

The 4K and Blu-ray versions of The Batman features plenty of special content. Here's the breakdown:

  • Vengeance in the Making
  • Vengeance Meets Justice
  • The Batman: Genesis
  • Becoming Catwoman
  • Looking for Vengeance
  • Anatomy of the Car Chase
  • Anatomy of the Wingsuit
  • A Transformation: The Penguin
  • The Batmobile
  • Unpacking the Icons
  • Deleted Scenes with director’s commentary

The DVD version of The Batman includes the "Unpacking the Icons" special feature.

Everything you need to know about The Batman

The Batman has proven to be one of the most popular superheroes to appear on the big screen (though closely rivaled by Spider-Man), with a number of actors portraying Batman across numerous movies. In this brand new adaptation of the character, Robert Pattinson will play Bruce Wayne/Batman.

In addition to Pattinson, The Batman stars Zoë Kravitz as the newest Catwoman, Paul Dano as The Riddler, Andy Serkis as Alfred, Jeffrey Wright as Lt. James Gordon and Colin Farrell as Oz/The Penguin. The movie is directed by Matt Reeves (Cloverfiled, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes).

Here is the synopsis for The Batman:

“When the Riddler, a sadistic serial killer, begins murdering key political figures in Gotham, Batman is forced to investigate the city's hidden corruption and question his family's involvement.”

Read What to Watch’s The Batman review right here and check out the trailer directly below.

Michael Balderston is a DC-based entertainment and assistant managing editor for What to Watch, who has previously written about the TV and movies with TV Technology, Awards Circuit and regional publications. Spending most of his time watching new movies at the theater or classics on TCM, some of Michael's favorite movies include Casablanca, Moulin Rouge!, Silence of the Lambs, Children of Men, One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest and Star Wars. On the TV side he enjoys Peaky Blinders, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Saturday Night Live, Only Murders in the Building and is always up for a Seinfeld rerun.