Recent reports suggest, that Batman: Caped Crusader, from producers Bruce Timm, JJ Abrams, and Matt Reeves, is stopped from moving forward at HBO Max. This is among those six animated projects that are shelved and no longer to be produced by HBO Max but will be shopped, as per the news provided by a source.
More projects include Merry Little Batman, The Day the Earth Blew Up: A Looney Toons Movie, Bye Bye Bunny: A Looney Toons Musical, Did I Do That to the Holidays: A Steve Urkel Story, and The Amazing World of Gumball: The Movie.
Batman: Caped Crusader No Longer to Premiere on HBO Max
According to Variety, the continuous discarding of the newest projects is leading to an unnecessary loss including the latest animated series in the Batman saga and 5 other animation projects. These projects have been shelved entirely or removed from the streaming service as Warner Bros. Discovery uses its strategy for cost-cutting measures and is stepping ahead of the merger of the HBO Max and Discovery Plus services next year.
As per Deadline, Batman: Caped Crusader was planned out for May 2021. The project covering the Batman mythology was produced by Warner Bros Animation, Bad Robot Productions, and marked Batman: The Animated Series producer Bruce Timm’s appearance in the Batman animated episodic series.
New Ritual of HBO Max Cancellations Includes Batman: Caped Crusader
Batman: Caped Crusader would have been a perfect spiritual successor and a solid adaptation of the Batman comics in history. Not only this, the hashtag “#FireDavidZaslav” is currently taking on Twitter following the second attempt at animated project cancellation announcements.
The animation project might have united the creators again with the most successful director of the live-action Bat-film, Matt Reeves. Now it makes no sense to expect a series like this to come under the rays of hope on HBO Max alongside the other Batman projects.