Fans looking to stream Warner Bros. and DC Films' The Batman on HBO Max don't need to wait quite as long as expected.

Rather than the previously reported April 19, The Batman arrived one day early: Monday, April 18.

In December 2021, outgoing WarnerMedia CEO Jason Kilar confirmed Warner Bros.' 45-day theater-to-streaming window would apply to The Batman 

"Think about when movies would show up on HBO, which is eight to nine months after theatrical premiere," he said at the time.  

"The Batman is going to show up on day 46 on HBO Max... That is a huge change from where things were in 2018, 2017, 2016." 

The Batman stars Robert Pattinson as Bruce Wayne and sees him contend with the likes of Edward Nashton/The Riddler (Paul Dano), Carmine Falcone (John Turturro) and Oswald Cobblepot/The Penguin (Colin Farrell).  

Opening in early March, The Batman has grossed $735.15 million worldwide thus far, with $359.05 of that cume coming from domestic ticket sales.  

"I've made a kind of map for where Bruce's psychology would grow over two more movies," he also noted. "I would love to do it."