Despite the giant merger of Discovery and WarnerMedia in the foreground, day-to-day business continues to booster subscriptions for WM’s streaming service HBO Max as Batman and Superman return to animated series form.
Batman: Caped Crusader was the biggest announcement as J.J Abrams and The Batman director Matt Reeves are working together for the first time since serving as executive producers on 2018’s The Cloverfield Paradox.
They will be executive producers on this new animated series with Batman: The Animated Series icon Bruce Timm.
What’s great to know, especially for International fans without HBO Max, is the series will be airing on Cartoon Network, as revealed by Deadline.
The inclusion of Timm will give this series a feeling of being part of the legacy of Batman: The Animated Series, and it helps with the look of this Caped Crusader.
What’s also exciting is Abrams and Reeves are talking about going into the character’s noir roots and diving deeper into the psychology of the characters.
It looks like it has nothing to do with The Batman or the Gotham City PD spin-off series, but clearly keeping to the dark tone of the upcoming film and by my looking will be more period piece and a younger Batman.
Meanwhile, the second member of the DC trinity, Superman, has also been picked up for a “two-season” order for HBO Max and Cartoon Network and will be called My Adventures With Superman.
Unlike Batman: Caped Crusader, this series already has actors attached with The Boys’ Jack Quaid voicing Clark Kent, and Lois Lane will be voiced by Alice Lee (Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist).
The series will focus on twenty-something Clark and Lois with their best friend Jimmy Olsen as they work and learn together as investigative reporters for the Daily Planet. Elsewhere, Kent builds his secret identity of Superman and embraces the role of Metropolis’ hero. Lois is growing into a star investigative journalist and takes aspiring photographer Olsen under her wing.
If that’s not all, Clark and Lois are falling in love, sharing adventures and taking on bad guys, stumbling over secrets and learning what it means to be Superman and Lois Lane.
It’ll be interesting who they get to voice Olsen, and they must have Lex Luthor involved in some shape or form.
While the Batman series will be dark and aimed at adults, this series (solely based on the image) targets kids.
I love animation and DC are fantastic in this genre, so I’ll be watching both on Cartoon Network whenever they arrive in the UK.