The Batmanone of the most critically acclaimed hits of 2022, is available now on TV and digital streaming in the UK, slightly earlier than expected – just 46 days after its initial release in cinemas.

The Batman reboot, which stars Robert Pattinson, Zoe Kravitz and Paul Danolaunched on digital VOD stores in the UK, as a premium rental, on April 19.

The film was originally scheduled for release in June 2021, but was delayed due to the pandemic. It was finally released in UK cinemas on March 4, 2022.

In the United States, viewers can stream it on HBO Max (at no additional cost to subscribers), starting April 18.

But as HBO Max is not yet available in the UK (unless you use a VPN), UK home viewers will need to pay extra (see pricing details below).

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physical editions of The Batman – DVD and Bluray – are already available for pre-order on Amazonalthough an exact release date has yet to be announced.

Judging by previous releases, these will likely ship in May (in the US, the official release date is May 24, 2022).

Batman and James Gordon
Photo: Jonathan Olley/Warner Bros.

The Batmandirected by Matt Reeves began his life when Ben Affleck was always ready to play the superhero – but when he gave up, Robert Pattinson was cast instead.

Two years of stalking the streets as Batman, striking fear into the hearts of criminals, led Bruce Wayne deep into the shadows of Gotham City.

With only a few trusted allies – Alfred Pennyworth (Andy Serkis), Lt. James Gordon (Jeffrey Wright) – among the city’s corrupt network of officials and high-profile figures, the lone vigilante has established himself as the sole embodiment of revenge among his fellow citizens.

When a killer targets Gotham’s elite with a series of sadistic schemes, a trail of cryptic clues sends the world’s greatest detective on an investigation into the underworld, where he encounters characters such as Selina Kyle/aka Catwoman (Zoë Kravitz), Oswald Cobblepot/aka The Penguin (Colin Farrel), Carmine Falcone (John Turturro), and Edward Nashton/aka the Riddler (Paul Dano).

As the evidence begins to close in on them and the extent of the perpetrator’s plans become clear, Batman must forge new relationships, unmask the culprit, and bring justice to the abuse of power and corruption that is rampant. long time in Gotham City.

How to watch Batman on TV in the UK

The Batman is now available for purchase and digital streaming in the UK (since 19 April 2022) as a “Home Premiere” (also known as Premium Rental).

The cost, to date, is £15.99, for 4K (UHD), Full HD or SD editing.

This is similar to the cost of past premium rentals, such as no time to die and Dunes earlier this year (but cheaper than top-tier rentals on Disney+, which normally cost £19.99).

As with all video rentals, once you start playing it all you need to do is 48 hours to complete your viewing.

The movie is available on major video-on-demand services, such as Amazon’s Prime Video store, Rakuten TV, Google Play Store, and more.

The Batman Poster

Although there is still over a month to go after the film’s theatrical release (in the UK), it is still much sooner than films of the past, where it took many months before films were transferred from movie theaters to home entertainment.

At a later date (usually a few months after the release of Digital Rental), The Batman will hit subscription streaming, most likely on Sky and its NOW streaming service.

(This article was originally published on April 12, 2022, then updated with additional information).