Just last month, we told you about how The Batman: The Complete Series is being awarded its much overdue release on Blu-ray. Well, I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but it’s been hit with a delay. Okay, it’s not the biggest of delays, but we’re going to have to wait an extra month to get our mitts on it.
Here’s the official press release:
Warner Bros. Home Entertainment (WBHE) has shifted the release date of the Emmy Award-winning The Batman: The Complete Series to March 1, 2022 on Blu-ray+Digital ($69.99 SRP) in the United States, and a Blu-ray only package ($79.98 SRP) in Canada.
This is the first time the fully-remastered, 65-episode series has been distributed on Blu-ray. Produced by Warner Bros. Animation and DC, the six-time Emmy Award-winning series follows 20-something-year-old Bruce Wayne’s early adventures as he balances his daytime persona as a bachelor billionaire with his nighttime guise as a caped crimefighter. Along the way, Batman is joined by allies Robin and Batgirl as they combat Gotham City’s Rogues’ Gallery, including updated versions of his familiar foes as well as a bevy of rarely seen villains like Killer Moth and The Everywhere Man. Join one of the most complex and intriguing character in comic book history for action-packed super heroic adventures that test the limits of this legendary character’s extraordinary physical prowess and super-sleuthing skills.
The date change was made in order to enhance the visibility of the box set in retail outlets.
Based on that final sentence, I’d say that means supply chain issues are to blame for the delay. Such unfortunate events have affected everything from the comic books we read to the groceries we buy, so it shouldn’t come as any surprise the home video market is the latest victim. We’ll keep you updated if any other changes are made.