We’re nonetheless an extended methods away from HBO Max and Cartoon Community’s animated sequence Batman: Caped Crusader. However because of a behind the scenes video piece rolled out as a part of at the moment’s DC FanDome occasion, we now have a a lot better concept of what to anticipate from the present.
Govt produced by the dream group of Bruce Timm, J.J. Abrams and Matt Reeves together with Co-Govt Producer James Tucker, the 4 minute video takes followers inside the method of making the present, which, whereas not a strict reboot of the basic Batman: The Animated Collection, or immediately impressed by Reeves upcoming The Batman, shares its DNA in each issues.
“Warner Bros. Animation requested if we might be fascinated with working with Bruce on a brand new, animated Batman sequence,” Abrams remembers. “And Matt was engaged on The Batman movie, so it simply felt like a chance to collaborate not simply with Bruce, however with one in all my finest pals on a venture that I knew can be extremely significant to all of us.”
As for what Batman: Caped Crusader will likely be like? Timm teases that his elevator pitch was, “Extra Batman: The Animated Collection than Batman: The Animated Collection.” Elaborating, Timm notes that again within the ’90s there have been “limitations on what we may do, when it comes to grownup content material, when it comes to violence and grownup themes.”
This time, Timm feels… He’ll get to do what he all the time wished to do. Reeves additionally provides that on this iteration, it’s Batman, alone. No Superman, no Justice League, no different heroes… Only a billionaire dressed as an enormous bat, centered on vengeance. It’s additionally an origin story, in a manner, as Tucker notes that when he begins, Batman gained’t have all his great toys. He additionally gained’t have his allies, as he has not but earned their “belief.”
The EPs proceed, noting that whereas it can have a definite movie noir really feel, it can even be extra inclusive and fashionable in its casting. So: outdated, however new. Not a reboot, but additionally a reboot. Hope that clears issues up!
There’s no premiere date for Batman: Caped Crusader but, but it surely’s coming “quickly” to HBO Max and Cartoon Community. You possibly can watch the total video, above.
https://decider.com/2021/10/16/batman-caped-crusader-jj-abrams-dc-fandome/ | J.J. Abrams Teases ‘Batman: Caped Crusader’ Animated Collection