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(Pocket-lint) - After several delays, Matt Reeves' The Batman has released in theatres globally. Starring Robert Pattinson in the title role, the movie tells the story of Bruce Wayne’s "second year" as the Caped Crusader. It details Batman trying to stop the Riddler, who is targeting Gotham City’s elite. Here is everything you need to know about the movie, including where you can stream it.

The Batman (2022): Plot summary

This reboot of the character takes place separately from the DCEU, showing Batman as he teams up with Commissioner Gordon (Jeffrey Wright) and Batwoman (Zoe Kravitz) to take on The Riddler (Paul Dano) and The Penguin (Colin Farrell). It stars Robert Pattinson as Bruce Wayne, with Matt Reeves directing.

Here is the official synopsis:

"Batman ventures into Gotham City's underworld when a sadistic killer leaves behind a trail of cryptic clues. As the evidence begins to lead closer to home and the scale of the perpetrator's plans become clear, he must forge new relationships, unmask the culprit and bring justice to the abuse of power and corruption that has long plagued the metropolis."

The Batman (2022) is rated PG-13 in the US and has a total runtime of 2 hours 56 minutes. Phew!

The Batman (2022): Cast

Here are the main stars of The Batman:

  • Robert Pattinson as Bruce Wayne/Batman
  • Zoe Kravitz as Selina Kyle/Catwoman
  • Paul Dano as Edward Nashton/The Riddler
  • Colin Farrell as Oswald Cobblepot/The Penguin
  • Jeffrey Wright as Gordon
  • Andy Serkis as Alfred Pennyworth

The Batman (2022): Release date

The Batman (2022) released in theatres on 4 March 2022 in the US, UK, and elsewhere. The film is also playing in IMAX theatres, although in most territories its run is coming to an end. 

The Batman (2022): Where to stream

US

The Batman is now available to stream on HBO Max, having released on 18 April 2022 after a period of exclusivity in cinemas. Warner Media released its entire 2021 movie slate simultaneously in theatres and on HBO Max, but it has moved to a more traditional - but still shorter - cinema-first release cycle for many films in 2022.

In the US, HBO Max costs $14.99 a month for the premium, ad-free plan. Or you can pay $9.99 a month for the ad-supported plan.

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Alternatively, you can rent or buy the movie on Amazon Prime Video - it's online, here. It's $24.99 to rent or $29.99 to buy.

UK

In the UK you can now rent The Batman through Amazon Prime Video's Home Premiere lineup at a cost of £15.99. That gets you the film in 4K with HDR so it should look great on a nice TV. Check it out on Amazon here.

The Batman (2022): Trailers

There has been a number of trailers for the movie so far. You can check out the latest one above. We've embedded some others below too.

THE BATMAN - Main Trailer

The Batman | Official Trailer | DC

The Batman - DC FanDome Teaser

The Batman - The Bat and The Cat Trailer

The Batman (2022): How to catch up

You really should watch some of the other Batman movies and shows to be fully prepared to watch The Batman, though it's not necessary.

Luckily, we have a neat watch order here:


What is the best streaming device for your TV? Our top recommendation is the Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K Max. Also excellent are the Google Chromecast with Google TV, the Roku Express 4K, the Apple TV 4K and the Amazon Fire TV Stick.

Writing by Maggie Tillman. Editing by Max Freeman-Mills.