The new leadership team Warner Bros Discovery not exactly endearing to DC fans. weeks after the movie by Batgirl was unceremoniously canceled for a tax exemption, the highly anticipated animated series, Batman: Caped Crusader, has also been abandoned by HBO Max. The only good news is that Caped Crusader it’s not cancelled, and it’s being bought from other streaming services. But WBD CEO David Zaslav and company are essentially handing over a new show featuring DC’s flagship hero to one of HBO Max’s competitors.
A via VarietyHowever, the most puzzling aspect of this is that Warner Bros. doesn’t have a bigger superhero brand than Batman himself. Caped Crusader also marks the return of the co-creator of Batman: The Animated SeriesBruce Timm, to the character he revitalized in the ’90s. Batman and Catwoman comics writer Ed Brubaker is on board to write for the series, which is produced by Timm, Matt Reeves of batman and JJ Abrams. This show is also reportedly a more mature version of the title hero than previous cartoons. It is almost certain that he will soon find a new home.
Zaslav and Warner Bros. Discovery seem to have no faith in their animated projects. Several HBO Max original cartoons were recently removed, including those with previously unreleased upcoming seasons. In the latest round of cuts, casualties include merry little batman, The Day the Earth Blow Up: A Looney Tunes Movie, Bye Bye Bunny: A Looney Tunes Musical, Did I Do That to The Holidays: A Steve Urkel Story Y The Amazing World of Gumball: The Movie. As that caped crusader, Warner Bros. is allowing these projects to be purchased. They just won’t have a home on HBO Max.
As for Reeves, dead line reports that it has signed a new umbrella agreement with Warner Bros. Television. Presumably, this means that the spin-off of The Batman’s Penguin HBO Max is safe. But with the current WBD regimen, no one can say that with 100% certainty.