Is Batman: Caped Crusader still happening?

Batman: Caped Crusader. Image courtesy HBO Max, Warner Bros.
Batman: Caped Crusader. Image courtesy HBO Max, Warner Bros. /

Batman: Caped Crusader had its future called into question when HBO Max cancelled the project, but is that really the end of the road for it?

We’ve had many animated Batman projects over the years. While DC animation has found considerable success with its original movies, no animated project has ever quite reached the levels of the ground-breaking Batman: The Animated Series. Nevertheless, The Dark Knight continues to be a favorite of the DC animated bracket.

In fact, he was set to star in yet another project for HBO Max. Batman: Caped Crusader is produced by Matt Reeves, J.J. Abrams, and Bruce Timm and promises to “reimagine the Batman mythology” by exploring the character’s noir roots and delving into the psychology of some of the most iconic of Batman’s characters.

However, HBO Max decided to pass on the project earlier this year, resulting in Caped Crusader becoming one of the many casualties of the Warner Bros. / Discovery merger. But is that really the end for the show?

Has Batman: Caped Crusader been cancelled?

While Batman: Caped Crusader was cancelled by HBO Max, the thing that separates it from the other projects that the streamer cancelled this year is the fact that production was allowed to continue on it. The show is being shopped to other outlets, with The Hollywood Reporter confirming that Apple TV+, Hulu, and Netflix have all shown interest in it.

Another recent update from the world of DC animation suggests that the show could find life on a different streaming service. Warner Bros. TV boss Channing Dungey revealed that WBD is currently “closing a big deal with Amazon featuring DC branded content in animation”.

With that in mind, it’s possible that Batman: Caped Crusader could end up on Amazon Prime Video. If not, it could still be picked up by another streaming service and / or network. After all, the fact that it is still being produced in spite of HBO Max passing on it suggests that we could see it on our screens some day.

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