‘The Batman’ coming to HBO Max April 19; crosses $500 million global earnings mark

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Despite the pandemic, The Batman has so far made $258.3 million dollars domestically, exclusively from theatrical screenings.  But if you've been unable, or unwilling, to venture to your local multiplex to see it, you won't have very long to wait.

A glitch on the HBO website has revealed that The Batman will debut on HBO Max on Tuesday, April 19.  Deadline and other outlets report the information was quickly taken down, but Deadline says it has since confirmed that the date is legit.  The Batman will also bow on the regular pay HBO on Saturday, April 23, according to the info.

As the pandemic continues, Warner Bros. has typically streamed its theatrical releases on HBO Max 45 days after their cinematic opening.  The Batman opened on March 4, making April 19 46 days after its domestic debut.

An HBO Max spinoff series starring Colin Farrell as the Penguin was recently given the green light.

The Batman, starring Robert Pattinson as the Dark Knight and Zoë Kravitz as Catwoman, not only is the highest-grossing domestic release of 2020, but it just crossed the half-a-billion dollars earnings mark globally, grossing $505.8 million as of Wednesday.

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The Bat and The Cat: Warner Bros. surprise-drops a new ‘The Batman’ trailer

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Warner Bros. just dropped a surprise Christmas present for Batman fans: a brand-new trailer for The Batman.

Titled "The Bat and The Cat," the two-and-a-half-minute trailer is less moody and atmospheric than the first two, focusing instead on the relationship between Robert Pattinson's Bruce Wayne/Batman, and Zoë Kravitz's Selina Kyle/Catwoman.  After an initial meeting during which kicks and punches fly, the pair appear to team up to do battle, with lots of action to show for it.

"The bat and the cat," says Selina. "It's got a nice ring to it."

There are also suggestions that The Batman's main villain, The Riddler, played by Paul Dano, may know what Bruce Wayne does at night, as well as hints of a Wayne family secret that even Bruce was unaware of, based on a glimpse of a scene between Pattinson and Andy Serkis, who plays Alfred.

The new trailer comes barely two months after the second trailer dropped October 16 during DC FanDome.

The Batman, also starring Jeffrey Wright, Colin Farrell, John Turturro and Peter Sarsgaard, premieres March 4.

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