Several streaming platforms are interested in Batman: The Caped Crusader

Several streaming platforms are interested in Batman: The Caped Crusader

Several streaming platforms are interested in Batman

Only a few days we brought you the news that Batman: The Caped Crusader, the animated series dedicated to the Dark Knight produced by Matt Reeves, Bruce Timm and J.J. Abrams, would no longer be aired on HBO Max but it had not been canceled in fact the work was proceeding quickly and the series would have found a new home. A few hours after the news of the signing of the new contract that will bind Matt Reeves, we remember the director of The Batman and the mind behind a series of television projects related to the franchise, Warner Bros. Discovery receives the news that several streaming platforms would be interested in Batman: The Caped Crusader.

Which streaming platforms would be interested in Batman: The Caped Crusader?

According to the authoritative THR, there are three streaming platforms interested in Batman: The Caped Crusader. These are Hulu, Netflix and Apple TV Plus. Three suggestive hypotheses for different reasons. Hulu because Disney Plus is in orbit, Netflix which would like to attract new subscribers and with which Warner Bros. already has relationships having subcontracted on international markets including Italy series like Gotham or Titans, and finally Apple Plus TV to which Warner Bros. already has "Sold" the hit Ted Lasso and a rapidly expanding platform.

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About Batman: Caped Crusader

Batman: Caped Crusader was announced last May, produced by Warner Bros Animation, Bad Robot Productions and 6th & Idaho, and entrusted to Matt Reeves (The Batman), Bruce Timm (Batman the Animated Series) and J.J. Abrams as executive producers, the legendary Ed Brubaker is instead the showrunner. The series will show a real reinterpretation of the mythology of Batman, which will "reinvent" not only the figure of the super hero, but also that of his most iconic opponents, through sophisticated narratives, characters rich in nuances and intense action sequences. , all set in a visually stunning world.

Reeves, Timm and Abrams, in a joint statement, said they are overly excited to be working together on this new cycle of stories set in Gotham City, and that Batman: Caped Crusader will be an electrifying series, with a strong cinematic cut and which will predominantly represent the noir roots of Batman, while immersing itself deeper and deeper into the psychological background of the most iconic characters.

Here you are. behind the scenes of Batman: Caped Crusader:

HBO Max Cancels More Animation, Including ‘Batman: The Caped Crusader’ and 2 ‘Looney Tunes’ Projects

HBO Max continues its baffling decisions regarding its animated programming, with six animated projects no longer making their way to the direct-to-consumer streaming platform, TheWrap has confirmed.

Among the projects that will no longer stream on the platform: “Batman: The Caped Crusader,” from “The Batman” director Matt Reeves, J.J. Abrams and comic book luminary Ed Brubaker; “Did I Do That to the Holidays: A Steve Urkel Story,” an animated “Family Matters” spinoff; and two high-profile “Looney Tunes” features.

While those projects are still in development, some of which are pretty far along, TheWrap has confirmed that “Driftwood,” an original HBO Max animated feature from Victor Courtright, has been fully canceled.

“Batman: The Caped Crusader,” from Reeves, Abrams, Brubaker and “Batman: The Animated Series” vet Bruce Timm, was described at a recent DC fan event as “more ‘Batman: The Animated Series’ than ‘Batman: The Animated Series,’” promising to lean into that aesthetic and sensibility in a big way. Additionally, “Merry Little Batman,” a Christmastime animated feature from executive producer/director Mike Roth and writer Morgan Evans, was a kind of Batman-ified version of “Home Alone,” with Damien Wayne in Wayne Manor alone for the holidays who has to defend his castle against intruders.

On the “Looney Tunes” side, there was “The Day the Earth Blew Up: A Looney Tunes” movie, written by Kevin Costello, which had a science fiction bent and saw Porky and Daffy uncovering an alien conspiracy. There was also “Bye Bye Bunny,” a big, animated jukebox musical that was written by Ariel Dumas, a head writer for “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert.” The movie was set on Broadway. They were doing a number from “Little Shop of Horrors.” What could possibly be better? (This one was very far along and footage was screened during this past summer’s Annecy Festival in France, with Warner Bros. previously very bullish about the project.)

“Did I Do That to the Holidays: A Steve Urkel Story,” with Jaleel White reprising his iconic role and Wyatt Cenec writing and executive producing, was also canceled, as well as “The Amazing World of Gumball: The Movie.” The latter, directed by Ben Bocquelet and written by Shane Mack, was meant to be a bridge from the original “The Amazing World of Gumball” series and a new show called “Amazing World of Gumball: The Series” (we can’t make this up). The show is still supposed to be happening but the movie … who knows?

Most of these projects will still be shopped around to other streamers. But their cost and how closely associated they are with another company or studio could make them tough to pick up.

Additionally, “Driftwood,” an original animated feature that was announced just a few months ago, is kaput. Officially described as ““an original animated space opera with big laughs, heart and adventure for the entire family,” it would have shared the vibe of Courtright’s earlier endeavors for HBO Max/Warner Bros., “Thundercats Roar!” and “Aquaman: King of Atlantis.”

More perplexing is that Warner Bros. was a studio built on its animation legacy and the maniacs that inhabited the shabby building lovingly dubbed “Termite Terrace.” Their animation was arguably more artful and oftentimes funnier than what Walt Disney and his brother Roy were producing, and the anarchic spirit of Warner Bros. cartoons has helped define not only their output but animation in general, so profound was its effect.

TVLine was the first to report the news about the Batman, “Looney Tunes,” Urkel and “Amazing World of Gumball” projects. Cartoon Brew first reported the “Driftwood” news.


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