While Batman: Caped Crusader is no longer set to stream on HBO Max, it is receiving interest from a number of different streaming companies and now we know the frontrunners for the upcoming animated series.
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Batman: Caped Crusader is currently being shopped around by Warner Bros. Animation, along with a variety of other animated films and series. These include Merry Little Batman, The Day the Earth Blew Up: A Looney Toons Movie, Bye Bye Bunny: A Looney Toons Musical, Did I Do That to the Holidays: A Steve Urkel Story, and The Amazing World of Gumball: The Movie. However, it’s the Batman project receiving the most interest. The Hollywood Reporter notes that Apple, Hulu, and Netflix all have “intense interest” in the series.
According to the report, it’s not a quality issue with the programs that saw them no longer set for HBO Max, but rather one of strategy and money. The top brass at Warner Bros. simply believes that selling off the films and other content will make them more money than airing them on their own streaming platform.
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Billed as a more adult animated series focusing on the iconic Batman, Batman: Caped Crusader will be led by Bruce Timm, J.J. Abrams, and Matt Reeves. While not much of the plot is known, it’s said to be a reimagining of the character that aims to bring things back to their noir roots, and focuses on the earlier years of Batman’s journey through Gotham City as a crimefighter, before he befriended Commissioner James Gordon and the GCPD.