Holy crap it really is the 90s! Should we break out the JNCO jeans and butterfly hair clips and have a snack of Dunkaroos and 3-D Doritos? Ok, maybe not, but nostalgia is rearing its head with the return of Bruce Timm, along with J.J. Abrams and Matt Reeves, to an all-new Batman animated series. We’ve seen multiple animated series for the Dark Knight since the 90s, including Batman: Brave and the Bold and The Batman. But here’s the best part: the show will be returning to its noir roots. Could we see a resurgence of the art deco style with updated animation? Well, the teaser poster image above will have to do for now.
The new show titled Batman: Caped Crusader is a “reimagining of the Batman mythology” and is a straight-to-series order to HBO Max and Cartoon Network.
“We are beyond excited to be working together to bring this character back, to tell engrossing new stories in Gotham City,” said Abrams (Star Wars: The Force Awakens) and Reeves (The Batman) in a statement. “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.”
Abrams and Reeves previously worked together on 10 Cloverfield Lane and for Timm, this is just a reunion with the Batman animated world we all know and love from 1995.
“Batman: The Animated Series was a masterpiece that shaped the perception of the character for an entire generation of fans,” said Warner Bros. Animation president Sam Register. “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.”
More show details from the release: “Utilizing state-of-the-art animation techniques and technologies available, this powerful creative partnership will once again reinvent Batman and his iconic rogue’s gallery with sophisticated storytelling, nuanced characters and intense action sequences all set in a visually striking world.”
With this being an all-new show, we probably won’t be seeing any continuations of the 90s animated series stories but maybe we’ll get a couple of easter eggs! As for the voices, no one has been pegged yet since this is so early in development, but, could we have Mark Hamill and Kevin Conroy back please? Pretty please?
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