Batman: Crusader Capeda new animated series from JJ Abrams, has been picked up by Amazon Studios after it was canceled from HBO Max.
The TV show, which is billed as a reinterpretation of the Dark Knight mythos, has received a two-season order for First videoAmazon’s streaming platform, according to Variety (opens in a new tab).
Batman: Crusader Caped was originally slated to debut on HBO Max, the main streamer of Warner Bros. Discovery (WBD) and the studio that owns the rights to all things Batman. The animated show, which was developed and produced by Abrams, The Batman director Matt Reeves, and Batman: The Animated Series co-creator Bruce Timm, received a straight-to-series order in May 2021.
However, Batman: Crusader Caped was one of several in-development HBO Max projects canceled by WBD — with the studio citing cost-cutting measures for its removal — in August 2022. Now, it looks like Amazon’s streaming service will become the new home of the series, despite netflix, HuluAnd Apple TV Plus all vying to add the animated offering to their back catalogs.
It is not clear when Batman: Crusader Caped will take off on Prime Video. WBD and Amazon Studios have yet to sign the deal (per The Hollywood Reporter (opens in a new tab)) and, with the show in active development, it could be a while before it arrives. Still, we know its first season will be 10 episodes long, comic book writer Ed Brubaker on its creative team (Brubaker is Timm’s right-hand man on the show), and it’ll rely on beats of history and animation. style seen in Batman: The Animated Series.
The bat is back in the big time
It’s a good time to be a Batman fan. After a few years of uncertainty over the character’s live-action and animated future – namely Ben Affleck’s decent but somewhat controversial run as the Dark Knight – several Batman movies and TV shows are in development. in many WBD departments.
To start, batman part II — a sequel to Reeves’ critically acclaimed film about the billionaire vigilante — is in development. It is currently slated for release in October 2025 and will be one of the Elseworlds stories that exist alongside the reimagined DC Cinematic Universe of James Gunn and Peter Safran (DCUs). The new co-heads of DC Studios confirmed this during Gunn announced movie and TV lineup for DCU Chapter Oneaka Gods and Monsters, late January.
The Penguinan HBO Max spin-off from The Batman with Colin Farrell’s Oswald Cobblepot, is also on the way. It’s currently being filmed for a late 2023/early 2024 release and also exists in Matt Reeves’ Batman Elseworlds universe. Reeves is also developing an Arkham Asylum spin-off series set in the same universe. Expect both shows to arrive on our best HBO Max shows list once they are published.
Although Reeves is moving forward with his own Batman-Verse, Gunn and Safran will also set up a separate Batman movie in the DCU, which will be DC Studios’ main superhero franchise going forward. Called The brave and the daringThe DCU’s first Batman movie will adapt Grant Morrison’s comedy series of the same name, which tells the story of Bruce Wayne/Batman and his sociopathic son Damian, who eventually adopts the superhero alias Robin. The brave and the daring is one of TechRadar’s most anticipated DCU movies – find out why in our Most Exciting DCU Movies and TV Shows guide.
We won’t have one, but two Batmans the flash film, which also arrives in theaters on June 16. Ben Affleck’s DC Extended Universe (DCEU) of the character will appear first, before Michael Keaton’s beloved Dark Knight takes center stage once Barry Allen’s time travel (and multiverse-altering) plan goes awry.
Add to Joker: Madness for Twothe sequel to Todd Phillips’ multi-award winning 2019 film Jokerwhich is another Elseworlds production and stars Joaquin Phoenix as Batman’s most famous antagonist, and Batman fans will have plenty of content to enjoy in the years to come.
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