New Superman and Batman Shows Coming to HBO Max

J.J. Abrams and Matt Reeves are re-teaming for a new Batman animated series.

The powerhouse directors, along with DC animated universe veteran Bruce Timm, have received a straight-to-series order for Batman: Caped Crusader from HBO Max and Cartoon Network. The series is billed as a “reimagining of the Batman mythology.”

“We are beyond excited to be working together to bring this character back, to tell engrossing new stories in Gotham City,” said Abrams (Star Wars: The Force Awakens) and Reeves (The Batman) in a statement. “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.”

For Abrams and Reeves, the project represents a reunion after they previously worked on Felicityand 10 Cloverfield Lane.

For Timm, the project is a return to an animated world he helped establish with 1995’s acclaimed Batman: The Animated Series.

Batman: The Animated Series was a masterpiece that shaped the perception of the character for an entire generation of fans,” said Warner Bros. Animation president Sam Register. “It is in that spirit that we are bringing together three master storytellers in J.J., Matt and Bruce – each with their own intuitive understanding and affection for the character – to create a new series that will continue in the same groundbreaking legacy.”

More show details from the release: “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.”

Here’s a teaser poster of the new show:

HBO Max and Cartoon Network have also ordered a new Superman animated series as well. My Adventures with Superman has Jack Quaid (The Boys) voicing Superman/Clark Kent.

The series is described as a kids-and-family animated series following 20-something versions of Superman, Lois Lane and Jimmy Olsen “as they begin to discover who they are and everything they can accomplish together as an investigative reporting team at the Daily Planet.”

Here’s a first look at the art:

“This is the first animated Superman series in many years and we want to tell our Superman story through the trio of Clark, Lois and Jimmy – whose relationship dynamic will allow for rich, serialized and engaging stories as we explore their lives as individuals and their journey together as friends,” Register said

This article, originally written by James Hibberd for hollywoodreporter.com, can be found at https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/tv/tv-news/batman-caped-crusader-abrams-reeves-hbo-max-1234955444/amp/

Episode 55 — Geeking on Superman: Doomsday

The first in a series of commentaries looking at the DC Original Animated Movies, beginning, as these things should, with the first one. Witness the first attempt at the epic Death & Return of Superman storyline with Superman: Doomsday!

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Episode 53 — Geeking on Superman in the Bronze Age 10

The new Brainiac is colder, and more dangerous than ever. Can a weakened Man of Steel escape from a prison that Brainiac can control with his computer mind?

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Episode 52 — Geeking on Superman in the Bronze Age 9

After the events of Action Comics 544, Lex Luthor returns to Earth and begins plans for his revenge against Superman. Meanwhile, Lois returns to Pittsdale for some R&R, while Lana prepares for her big interview.

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Episode 50 — Geeking on Superman in the Bronze Age 8

What better way to celebrate the 45th Anniversary of Superman’s debut in Action Comics #1 than by reinventing 2 of his greatest villains for the 80s?

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Episode 48 — Geeking on Superman in the Bronze Age 7

It’s the worst day in Steve Lombard’s life. And to make matters worse, someone from his past is out to get him for years of his practical joking. Can Superman save Steve, or will he be “Down, Out, and Dead?”

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Episode 47 — Geeking on Superman in the Bronze Age 6

Troubles continue for the Man of Steel when Neutron, the Nuclear Nightmare, is granted parole. Also, Lois learns that her big assignment in the middle east may not be as simple as she thought.

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Episode 46 — Geeking on Superman in the Bronze Age 5

An ancient being is unearthed, but it’s intentions are not what they seem…

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Episode 45 — Geeking on Superman in the Bronze Age 4

Beginning an exciting new era in the life of Superman! Lois and Superman end their relationship! Clark and Lana begin dating! What is going on with Perry? Vandal Savage Returns!

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Episode 43 — Geeking on Superman in the Bronze Age 3

Lex Luthor is back, and once again, he’s out to get Superman. But this time, he’s got a groovy new costume of his own!

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