DC FanDome ’21 Will Offer Fans an “Very Early” Look at BATMAN: CAPED CRUSADER


My apologies for missing this in the press release that DC Comics/Warner Bros. sent out yesterday to BOF and many other outlets.  SO…

A “very early look” at the upcoming new animated Batman TV series — BATMAN: CAPED CRUSADER — will be part of DC FanDome 2021.  Here’s what we know so far about this new animated series

J.J. Abrams and Matt Reeves — along with BATMAN: THE ANIMATED SERIES vet Bruce Timm — are teaming up (or reteaming up in the case of Abrams and Reeves) for a new Batman animated series on HBO Max titled BATMAN: CAPED CRUSADER.

Here’s what Abrams and Reeves had to say about it…

We are beyond excited to be working together to bring this character back, to tell engrossing new stories in Gotham City.  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 series is said to be a “re-imagining” of the Batman mythos…

Utilizing state-of-the-art animation techniques and technologies available, this powerful creative partnership will once again reinvent Batman and his iconic rogue’s gallery with sophisticated storytelling, nuanced characters and intense action sequences all set in a visually striking world.

I’m not sure if we’re what we’re going to get a look at, but I suspect that it won’t be actual video footage, but most likely some concept/storyboard art and a few comments about the project from the folks behind it.

ICYMI, you can check out BOF’s original report on DC FanDome 2021 programming HERE. – Bill “Jett” Ramey