Warner Bros. is hard at work expanding its slate of superhero content both in and out of the DC Extended Universe. The studio's latest effort comes with Matt Reeves' The Batman, which is finally in theaters after seemingly countless delays over the past couple of years. With Robert Pattinson taking on the leading role, fans are all in on this new version of Gotham City.
Thus far, the film has seen an impressive amount of success from a critical standpoint, even though the numbers for its opening weekend at the box office won't release for a few days. Pattinson leads the way with a new, up-and-coming take on Batman, as he tackles a Gotham City plagued by crime thanks to Paul Dano's Riddler and Colin Farrell's Penguin, among others.
Coming in with a massive budget and high expectations, The Batman seems to be quite a hit in the immediate aftermath of its release, which should only continue over the coming weeks. On top of this, fans already have another date to look forward to for the movie - the day it will be available for purchase via physical media.
The Batman's Blu-ray Release Scheduled
British website Zavvi revealed that the Blu-ray disc for The Batman is scheduled to release on June 13, 2022. Included was a promo image of Robert Pattinson's hero underneath the title card, with his Batmobile parked behind him against a Gotham City backdrop.
Home Release Set for Next DC Movie
With The Batman only having come out in theaters this past week, it's a bit of a surprise to see a Blu-ray release date listed so soon after that debut. But, looking at the actual date, it tracks well with the past few years of home media releases in relation to when their movies originally debuted in theaters.
MCU fans are currently waiting for the Blu-ray release for Spider-Man: No Way Home, which will come in April after the movie first came to theaters in mid-December 2021. On the DC side, Zack Snyder's Justice League came out on Blu-Ray in September 2021 following its March debut on HBO Max, even though that film was a streaming-only release initially.
Given the timing for The Batman, this report indicates that the movie will be available via home release just over three months after its theatrical debut, which tracks similarly to other superhero movies.
This disc set will unquestionably come with behind-the-scenes features, interviews, and more looks into the movie, which should be plenty of material considering the film's nearly three-hour runtime. For now, as fans wait to enjoy the movie from the comfort of their own homes, the theaters will be packed as Pattinson's DC debut shines on the big screen.
The Batman is now playing in theaters worldwide.