While Batman: Caped Crusader is no longer set to stream on HBO Max, it’s receiving interest from a number of different streaming companies and now we know the frontrunners for the upcoming animated series.
Batman: Caped Crusader is currently being shopped around by Warner Bros. Animation, along with a number of other animated films and series. These include e.g Happy little Batman, The Day the Earth Blow Up: A Looney Toons Movie, Bye Bye Bunny: A Looney Toons Musical, Did I Do That to the Holidays: A Steve Urkel Storyand The Amazing World of Gumball: The Movie. However, it is Batman project that garners 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 shows that saw them no longer tuned to HBO Max, but rather a matter of strategy and money. The top brass at Warner Bros. simply believes that it will make more money selling off the movies and other content than airing them on their own streaming platform.
Billed as a more adult animated series focusing on the iconic Batman, Batman: Caped Crusader will be directed by Bruce Timm, JJ Abrams and Matt Reeves. While not much is known of the plot, it is 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 crime fighter before becoming friend of Commissioner James Gordon and the GCPD.