Disappointments continue for DC fans and HBO Max subscribers, as a recent report confirmed that Warner Bros. Discovery has dropped another batch of projects headed for the popular streaming service, including the long-awaited DC animated series Batman: Caped. Crusader. According to TVLine, the show is among six animated projects that have been scrapped, but will continue production while heading to other companies.
Batman: Caped Crusader was ordered by HBO Max and Cartoon Network 15 months ago, and is produced by J.J. Abrams, Bruce Timm and Matt Reeves, director of Batman (85%), a successful film starring Robert Pattinson as the Dark Knight, which hit theaters in early March this year. Batman: Caped Crusader is an animated reimagining of Batman: The Animated Series, the popular 85-episode show that aired on Fox Kids from 1992-1995, co-created by Timm.
The cancellation of Batman: Caped Crusader comes amid the complex restructuring of Warner Bros. Discovery under the company’s new CEO, David Zaslav, and the extreme changes in programming at HBO Max, where numerous projects are being rejected and others that that were already part of the catalog in the service are being eliminated.
Gotham City Watch fans were really excited about the animated show coming to HBO Max, and it certainly sounds pretty promising. Much of the excitement for the project was due to those behind it as creators: Reeves, Timm and Abrams. As previously mentioned, Reeves directed The Batman, the latest live-action adaptation of the DC Comics superhero, while Abrams, in addition to his numerous Star Trek and Star Wars projects, serves as an executive producer on the Justice League Dark series yet to come. in development for HBO Max.
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