A new Batman animated series is on its way. Longtime DC animation wizard Bruce Timm (Batman: The Animated Series) will return to the world of Gotham once again, but this time he’s bringing along some new friends.
Today, we have learned that Timm will collaborate with J.J. Abrams and The Batman director Matt Reeves to bring to life a new animated Batman adventure. The team is crafting Batman: Caped Crusader, which has received a straight-to-series order from HBO Max and Cartoon Network. You can find the first poster down below.
Tom Ascheim, President, Warner Bros. Global Kids, Young Adults and Classics (GKYAC) and Sam Register, President, Warner Bros. Animation (WBA) and Cartoon Network Studios (CNS), offered up their feelings on the upcoming series.
“It is always fun to feed the insatiable appetite fans have for all things, Batman. Batman: Caped Crusader will entertain first-time and die-hard fans alike and, with such an impressive creative team in place, we know we have another future Batman classic in the making,” Ascheim said.
Register would go on to add, “Batman: The Animated Series was a masterpiece that shaped the perception of the character for an entire generation of fans. It is in that spirit that we are bringing together three master storytellers in J.J., Matt, and Bruce – each with their own intuitive understanding and affection for the character – to create a new series that will continue in the same groundbreaking legacy.”
In a joint statement, Timm, Abrams, and Reeves express their excitement for this project: “We are beyond excited to be working together to bring this character back, to tell engrossing new stories in Gotham City. The series will be thrilling, cinematic, and evocative of Batman’s noir roots while diving deeper into the psychology of these iconic characters. We cannot wait to share this new world.”
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