BATMAN: CAPED CRUSADER Goes Behind-The-Scenes At DC FanDome

by Joshua Raynor
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At this year’s DC FanDome, fans got their first glimpse into the world of Batman: Caped Crusader, the upcoming all-new animated series and reimagining of the Batman mythology.
In a video created exclusively for DC FanDome, Executive Producers Bruce Timm, J.J. Abrams and Matt Reeves along with Co-Executive Producer James Tucker share their inspirations and early insights for this next animated chapter of the Dark Knight.

The panel revealed much, including that this will be a new story, not a direct continuation of Batman: The Animated Series. Timm had the following to say of the show:

“One of my elevator pitch versions of this show is that it’s more ‘Batman: [The] Animated Series’ than ‘Batman: [The] Animated Series.’ It kind of goes back to the original principles of the show that we originally came up with back in the early ’90s. There was certain limitations on what we could do, in terms of adult content, in terms of violence, and adult themes. My idea is basically to say, ‘Okay, it’s 1990 again, but I get to do what I want to do this time.'”

Abrams further described this is as an “incredibly complex, psychological story.” It’s also explained that allies such as Commissioner Gordon do not yet have Batman’s trust in this universe. He will largely be starting from scratch. Timm also added a bit about how this show will treat its villains:

“It gives us the opportunity to say the versions of Joker, and Catwoman, and Penguin, those versions that we did on Batman: The Animated Series were really great and iconic. There are lots of different ways we can take these characters that we hope will be just as iconic, and just as powerful.”

You can check out the video below:

Batman: Caped Crusader does not yet have a release date set, but will be coming to HBO Max and Cartoon Network soon.

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