Animation ‘Batman: Caped Crusader’: Animated Series From Bruce Timm, J.J. Abrams, Matt Reeves Greenlit

Discussion in 'DC Comics TV' started by Detective Conan, May 19, 2021.

  1. Pfeiffer-Pfan Cool Rider

    Joined:
    Oct 29, 2007
    Messages:
    14,186
    Likes Received:
    1,788
    Outside of Conroy, if there is a role reprisal, I'd be tempted to go with Jeremy Sisto again. Bruce Timm was a massive fan of his performance and this could be the perfect chance to give him more to do.



    I would definitely avoid Bruce Greenwood though (who Timm has cast twice). He has become far too monotonous.
     
    #226 Pfeiffer-Pfan, Mar 17, 2022
    Last edited: May 12, 2022
    Lencho01, Daltonio and Arachnerd like this.
  2. Slick Yup

    Joined:
    Dec 15, 2007
    Messages:
    5,502
    Likes Received:
    1,437
    "Batman: Caped Crusader (HBO Max)" Animated Series News & Discussion (Spoilers)

    Interesting that it’s not a period piece.
     
  3. Daltonio Avi Arad's Sidekick

    Joined:
    Aug 10, 2014
    Messages:
    2,971
    Likes Received:
    345
    God, I hope they don't do stunt casting with this, I'm getting tired of it. If you're not gonna go in the Kevin Conroy direction, give us someone new or unknown. I saw an interview with Kevin not long ago where he was saying that if BTAS was made today, he never would have even been given the opportunity to become the Batman we know and love because they would have just cast a celebrity in the role instead, like they do nowadays.

    I do agree that Jeremy Sisto would be a welcome return though, he was underrated.
     
  4. Arachnerd The White Portuguese

    Joined:
    Sep 11, 2010
    Messages:
    16,923
    Likes Received:
    10,330
  5. Sawyer High King

    Joined:
    Apr 4, 2004
    Messages:
    105,204
    Likes Received:
    11,316
    A possible wait until 2024? They better goddamn double that episode order, then.

    Ten just ain’t gonna cut it.
     
  6. GREEN =w= DAY Registered

    Joined:
    Sep 18, 2003
    Messages:
    9,096
    Likes Received:
    3,544
    Gilbert Gotfried needs to voice Batman :o
     
    danlav05 likes this.
  7. The Lazarus Pit The Boy Wonder

    Joined:
    Nov 13, 2020
    Messages:
    1,623
    Likes Received:
    2,107
    He’s always going to be my Mxyzptlk. Perfect casting there.
     
  8. Sawyer High King

    Joined:
    Apr 4, 2004
    Messages:
    105,204
    Likes Received:
    11,316
    Of all the BTAS architects, I feel like Eric Radomski tends not to get enough of the praise he deserves and I really hope this show’s Gotham and the rest of the backgrounds we see are at that level.
     
    J.Drangal likes this.
  9. Pfeiffer-Pfan Cool Rider

    Joined:
    Oct 29, 2007
    Messages:
    14,186
    Likes Received:
    1,788
  10. Arachnerd The White Portuguese

    Joined:
    Sep 11, 2010
    Messages:
    16,923
    Likes Received:
    10,330
    Well that's a whole load of nothing lol.
     
    J.Drangal likes this.
  11. Slick Yup

    Joined:
    Dec 15, 2007
    Messages:
    5,502
    Likes Received:
    1,437
    Yeah lol I was gonna put in my post that it wasn’t really nothing but was like screw it.
     
    I Am The Knight likes this.
  12. Pfeiffer-Pfan Cool Rider

    Joined:
    Oct 29, 2007
    Messages:
    14,186
    Likes Received:
    1,788
    You better not mess with this show, Zaslav...

     
    J.Drangal likes this.
  13. J.Drangal Registered

    Joined:
    Jun 14, 2013
    Messages:
    1,149
    Likes Received:
    1,589
    They apparently "pushed out" Tom Ascheim, the guy who oversaw the children's programming and who announced the show a year ago... Well, that doesn't exactly inspire confidence.

    ...Come on, this is a BTAS revival in spirit, don't cancel it! If they only care about money, this thing could be extremely profitable if done correctly! :argh:
     
  14. Pfeiffer-Pfan Cool Rider

    Joined:
    Oct 29, 2007
    Messages:
    14,186
    Likes Received:
    1,788
    New podcast interview with Ed Brubaker on ''Word Balloon with John Siuntres''. Batman: Caped Crusader talk begins @66 minutes in.

    Some of the highlights:
    - Currently working on the scripts for the last couple of episodes this season.
    - First voice recording will begin very soon.
    - Timm and Tucker have been casting the voices for the last couple of months.
    - Brubaker reached out to Timm for freelancing opportunities and was surprised when he suggested the gig of head writer on Caped Crusader. Although Brubaker still had to interview and Timm needed to jump through some hoops to land him the gig.
    - It will be a PG show (Family audience). Slightly more adult than what was done before and very much a new take on Batman in the late 40's/early 50's era.

    - The show will be getting animation samples from studios vying for the job soon and that side of it will be full steam ahead in a couple of months.
    - Timm, Tucker and ''some other writer'' came up with the pitch for the show 2/3 years ago and they loosely followed that idea with Brubaker, ultimately building a ''new thing'' with them.
    - It will remind you a lot of ''the other show'' (B:TAS) but will also shock you in the ways it is different.
    - Greg Rucka is the writer of episode 2, which will be the first Renee Montoya episode.
    - Ed Brubaker has written episode 4, which has ''Gotham Central'' moments focusing more on Gordon and the cops than Batman himself (although he stresses the show is not inspired by that run of comics).
    - Scripts are roughly 30-34 pages (I don't know if that is slightly longer than the average 20 minute cartoon).

    Apologies for the information dump. Just in case some may not have time to listen to the end of the interview.
     
  15. Sawyer High King

    Joined:
    Apr 4, 2004
    Messages:
    105,204
    Likes Received:
    11,316
    Not really news in the strictest sense, but I was watching a video discussion between Scott Snyder and Chip Zdarsky to mark the start of Zdarsky’s Batman run, and when asked if he would like to write Batman in another medium (he said no), he did mention that when he found out Ed Brubaker would be running a new Batman animated series, he begged to do a voice cameo as Matches Malone or (I believe) Killer Moth or something like that, and Brubaker even ran it past Bruce Timm, but it didn’t sound like it was happening. I thought that was funny.
     
    Pfeiffer-Pfan likes this.

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice
  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice
monitoring_string = "afb8e5d7348ab9e99f73cba908f10802"