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BATMAN: CAPED CRUSADER Coming to HBO Max from JJ Abrams, Matt Reeves and Bruce Timm

The Hollywood Reporter:

J.J. Abrams and Matt Reeves are re-teaming for a new Batman animated series.

The powerhouse directors, along with DC animated universe veteran Bruce Timm, have received a straight-to-series order for Batman: Caped Crusader from HBO Max and Cartoon Network. The series is billed as a “reimagining of the Batman mythology.”

“We are beyond excited to be working together to bring this character back, to tell engrossing new stories in Gotham City,” said Abrams (Star Wars: The Force Awakens) and Reeves (The Batman) in a statement. “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.”

The first key-art is at the top of the post, and definitely has a Detective Comics #27 vibe.

Interesting to me that Matt Reeves is going to be so tied to the Batman universe for the next few years.

My hope is that this is closer to Batman: The Animated Series than the Timm-directed DC Animated movies from the past decade or so. They’ve been a serious mixed bag, so I’m definitely hedging my excitement here.