April 11, 2022
The DC Comics-based film The Batman will arrive on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray and DVD May 24, following its debut for premium digital ownership and on HBO Max April 18, from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment.
The film is directed by Matt Reeves from a screenplay by Reeves and Peter Craig, based on characters created by DC, and stars Robert Pattinson (Tenet, The Lighthouse).
In the film, more than a year of stalking the streets as the Batman (Pattinson), striking fear into the hearts of criminals, has led Bruce Wayne deep into the shadows of Gotham City. With only a few trusted allies — Alfred, Lt. James Gordon —amongst the city’s corrupt network of officials and high-profile figures, the lone vigilante has established himself as the sole embodiment of vengeance amongst his fellow citizens. When a killer targets Gotham City’s elite with a series of sadistic machinations, a trail of cryptic clues sends the masked crusader on an investigation into the underworld, where he encounters such characters as Selina Kyle, the Penguin, Carmine Falcone and the Riddler. As the evidence begins to lead closer to home and the scale of the perpetrator’s plans becomes clear, the Batman must forge new relationships, unmask the culprit, and bring justice to the abuse of power and corruption that has long plagued Gotham City.
The film also stars Zoë Kravitz (TV’s “Big Little Lies,” Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald) as Selina Kyle; Paul Dano (Love & Mercy, 12 Years a Slave) as Edward Nashton, aka The Riddler; Jeffrey Wright (No Time to Die, “Westworld”) as Gordon; John Turturro (the “Transformers” films, “The Plot Against America”) as Falcone; Peter Sarsgaard (The Magnificent Seven, “Interrogation”) as Gotham D.A. Gil Colson; Jayme Lawson (“Farewell Amor”) as mayoral candidate Bella Reál; Andy Serkis (the “Planet of the Apes” films, Black Panther) as Alfred; and Colin Farrell (The Gentlemen, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them) as Oz, aka The Penguin.
Special features on 4K Ultra HD disc and Blu-ray include:
- “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
Extras for premium digital ownership include all of the above except for “Unpacking the Icons.” The DVD includes only “Unpacking the Icons.”