To be executive-produced by Batman: The Animated Series co-creator Bruce Timm, The Batman director Matt Reeves, and—ugh—J.J. Abrams. It’s animation, and so far no one’s said Abrams is directing or writing anything. (I just jinxed it, didn’t I?) Here’s the producers’ publicity statement:
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.
Which is making the Batman subreddit think it’s going to be set in the 1940s, as a Timm short film with a similarly costumed Batman was. Then again, BTAS works beautifully in its half-’30s, half-modern alternate world.
I’ve long thought someone should do a Batman show or movie called The Caped Crusader, so seeing it as a real title is neat. No word on a release date or if Kevin Conroy and Mark Hamill are returning (again).
Unfortunately, it’s only going to be available on HBO Max. While I have the service through my cable provider, I despise streaming on principle and think it’s ruining filmed entertainment (for more good news and positive opinions from Sklazmark, tune in at 5!).