As we know, Matrix Resurrections will be the last Warner Bros. movie to arrive in theaters and on HBO Max at the same time.


From 2022, Warner will return to apply exclusive windows to its films, but that does not mean that they will be the same as in the pre-era era. Covid. Instead, they will be halved: before the pandemic, films remained on average 90 days in cinemas. The Warner ones will go to HBO Max after 45 days.

Jason Kilar , CEO of WarnerMedia, confirmed during an episode of the Recode Media podcast that this will also be the case with The Batman . Matt Reeves’ long-awaited film , which will debut in American cinemas on March 4, 2022, will arrive on the streaming platform on April 19.

This is a sea change from “how things were in 2018, 2017, 2016”, explains Kilar, comparing this new window to the waiting time before the arrival of the films on HBO, or “eight to nine months after the première in theaters “.

And in Italy?

The Batman will debut in Italian cinemas on March 3, 2022, one day earlier than in the US. We know WarnerMedia is planning a full-scale launch for HBO Max, which is expected to arrive in 27 European territories by the end of 2022 . However, we do not know if Italy is among these first territories, where agreements with Sky are currently in force (which in fact welcomed Zack Snyder’s Justice League at the time ). We will keep you posted.