Spotify’s first project under a multi-year deal with Warner Bros. And DC Comics’ Batman Unburied podcast script comes out right after the latest Batman movie. The Batman hits theaters on March 4, 2022, and if you haven’t seen it yet, there’s another way to watch it – yes, I’m talking streaming. Last month, Deadline confirmed that HBO Max, as well as HBO’s Linear Network, will premiere the film on April 19 and 23, respectively. The new Batman Spotify podcast begins streaming in a week and a half.
Films that thrive in cinema seem to be a rarity these days. Recently, Hollywood studios have been saving the best movies for the streaming platform. Some “must-see” theatrical releases are still around, just not as often. According to comScore, domestic ticket sales in 2021 were $1.15 billion year-on-year, down 38% from the same period in 2020 ($1.86 billion).
In addition, AMC began to increase the number of movie tickets. To watch Batman, for example, viewers must pay $19.49 at AMC Burbank 16. So HBO Max subscribers can pay just $9.99 a month (or cancel after a month) and stay at home on their comfy couch. while looking at the hits that are already out in theaters.
In addition, the recent release dates for Spotify, Warner Bros., DC Comics “Batman Unbeared” podcasts are another sign that the best way for businesses to get the maximum audience is through streaming.
As TV podcasts become more and more mainstream, it’s becoming easier for people to stay at home and watch content anytime, anywhere.
The thriller drama podcast will premiere on May 3 exclusively on Spotify and will be released in Brazil, France, Germany, India, Mexico, Indonesia, Italy and Japan along with an English version featuring eight local adaptations of the original script. In addition, local, original talent and production team will shine in each non-English version, according to the companies.
The English version starred Winston Duke as Bruce Wayne/Batman, Hassan Minhai as the Riddler, Sam Witwer as the Reaper, and Gina Rodriguez as Barbara Gordon. Other cast members include Lance Reddick as Thomas Wayne, Tox Olagundoy as Martha Wayne, Jason Isaacs as Alfred, Dr. C. Hunter and Ashly Burch as Vicki Vale.
In Batman Unburied, Bruce Wayne works as a forensic pathologist at a Gotham hospital investigating the victims of the Reaper, a cannibal serial killer.
So after viewers watch The Batman on HBO Max, they can head over to Spotify and listen to the new special series featuring their favorite emotionally traumatized superhero.
Will cinemas stay old with so many ways to stream favorite franchises and other content?