The new HBO Max Batman cartoon from JJ Abrams looks like a dark joy

The idea behind Batman: Cape Crusader The upcoming HBO Max animation series was shown for the first time on DC FanDome this weekend, showing a Gotham City inspired by black.

The series was announced in May 2021 as JJ Abrams (Star Wars: The Force Awakens), Matt Reeves (Batman), James Tucker (Beyond Batman), and the original BTAS creator Bruce Timm (Bruce Timm), he once said that the series will be thrilling, cinematic movies, and can evoke the black roots of Batman.

Tim is best known in the Batman world because he is one of the main creative forces behind the scenes Batman: Animated Series, The Adventures of Batman and Robin, Beyond Batman, And the rest of the DC Animation Universe. Just like those shows, Batman: Cape Crusader It seems to be deeply inspired by Tim’s iconic style.

“My version of the elevator promotion of this show is that it’s more Batman: Animated Series Compare Batman: Animated series,” Tim said in the trailer. “My idea was to say,’Well, it’s 1990 again, this time I can do what I want, I have JJ and Matt to support me.”

“In Bruce’s words, in this new iteration, there is now only Batman. The Justice League does not exist, there is no other superhero. It is Batman. You are watching this lone figure swimming in the sinkhole of Gotham. It’s Batman, alone.”

Tucker went on to explain that this version of Batman was low-tech in the early episodes. As he develops as a character, the creator will slowly bring his gadget and vehicle inventions into the world.All relationships are also restored: the first season was set before Commissioner Gordon became an ally, and the versions of Joker, Catwoman and Penguin were reset-fans shouldn’t expect anything to really be shelved BTAS. But be prepared for the more German expressionist/film noir look that defines the 90s series. “If anything, we will be more inclined to this,” Tim pointed out.

Batman: Cape Crusader It will premiere on HBO Max in 2022.