PHILIPPINES, MARCH 1, 2022 – Kapow! Gotham City’s most famous resident is taking over HBO GO. Drumming up excitement surrounding the theatrical release of The Batman in cinemas on March 2, the streaming service will host more than 30 Batman movies and series for fans of all ages.
From now till March 13, fans can enjoy the many on-screen incarnations of DC’s iconic Super Hero and his alter-ego, Bruce Wayne. Check out these blockbusters which have captured the imagination of Batman fans the world over on HBO GO:
Zack Snyder’s Justice League (2021)
Determined to ensure Superman’s ultimate sacrifice was not in vain, Bruce Wayne aligns forces with Diana Prince to recruit a team of metahumans to protect the world from an approaching threat of catastrophic proportions. Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Cyborg and The Flash must face the demons of their own pasts to transcend that which has held them back, and come together as an unprecedented league of heroes. The film stars Ben Affleck, Gal Gadot, Jason Momoa, Ray Fisher and Ezra Miller.
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Ultimate Edition (2016)
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice was the first live-action film to feature Batman and Superman together, as well as the first live-action cinematic portrayal of Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Cyborg and The Flash. In the film, criminal mastermind Lex Luthor manipulates Batman into a pre-emptive battle with Superman, whom Luthor is obsessed with defeating. Stars Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Jesse Eisenberg, Diane Lane, Laurence Fishburne, Jeremy Irons, Holly Hunter and Gal Gadot.
The Dark Knight Rises (2012)
Grossing more than US$1 billion at the box office, The Dark Knight Rises is the epic conclusion to Academy Award-winning director Christopher Nolan’s trilogy of Batman films. Eight years have passed since Batman assumed blame for the death of D.A. Harvey Dent and sacrificed everything for what he and Commissioner Gordon hoped was the greater good. However, everything changes with the arrival of a cunning cat burglar with a mysterious agenda. Stars Oscar winner Christian Bale, Anne Hathaway, Tom Hardy, Academy Award winner Marion Cotillard, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Oscar winner Michael Caine, Gary Oldman, and Academy Award winner Morgan Freeman.
The Dark Knight (2008)
The second of the trio of Batman films by Oscar-winning director Christopher Nolan and the first to gross over US$1 billion at the box office, The Dark Knight sees Batman set out to destroy organized crime in Gotham City with the help of Lieutenant Jim Gordon and new district attorney Harvey Dent. They enjoy early success but soon find themselves prey to a rising criminal mastermind known as The Joker. Stars Christian Bale, Gary Oldman, Aaron Eckhart and the late Heath Ledger who won the Academy Award for Best Support Actor in this role.
Batman Begins (2005)
The first Batman film directed by Christopher Nolan. As a young boy, Bruce Wayne watched in horror as his millionaire parents were slain. However, the opportunity to avenge his parents eludes him. After seeking counsel with the dangerous but honorable ninja cult leader Ra’s Al-Ghul, Bruce returns to the decaying Gotham City overrun by organized crime and dangerous individuals manipulating the system. The discovery of a cave under his mansion and a prototype armoured suit leads Bruce to assume a new persona that strikes fear into the hearts of wrongdoers: Batman. Stars Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Liam Neeson, Katie Holmes and Gary Oldman.
*Please see the Appendix for the full list of Batman titles streaming on HBO GO.
The Batman Comes to Life at Orchard Road
Beyond the on-screen action, Batman fans can enjoy an in-person DC experience in Singapore by partners Singapore Tourism Board. From now to March 13, The Batman “Unmask The Truth” pop-up event at Level 1 of Shaw House on Orchard Road is the perfect selfie location with a life-sized Muckle figure of The Batman, a replica Bat Signal and a thematic photo booth, for fans to recreate their own movie poster. Limited-edition merchandise from Singaporean brands will be on display, while those who visit each evening from 7-10pm can check out ION Orchard’s ambient screen to catch the Bat-Signal.
Fans can also participate in The Riddler’s Challenge, an interactive online riddle-based game that sends players down Orchard Road to test their knowledge of Singapore’s famous shopping stretch with Batman-themed merchandise up for grabs. Singapore fans can visit DCTheBatmanExp.com for more details.
Filipinos can stream all 33 Batman movies and kids’ titles from now till March 13 on HBO GO. Subscribe to HBO GO online at http://www.hbogoasia.ph or the mobile app via the App Store or Play Store on your device for as low as ₱99.70/month. Or access HBO GO via Cignal, Globe and Skycable. HBO GO is also available on Android TV, Apple TV, LG TV and Samsung Smart TV – and comes with AirPlay and Google Cast functionality.