Batman: Caped Crusader May Arrive On Netflix, Amazon, Or Apple
Netflix, Amazon, and Apple are the front-runners to buy DC's Batman: Caped Crusader, which was previously scheduled to air on HBO Max.
With HBO Max dropping the highly anticipated DC animated series Batman: Caped Crusader, a lot of prominent candidates have emerged. The Hollywood Reporter claimed last month that a number of streaming services, including Netflix, Hulu, and Apple, were interested in picking up Caped Crusader.
According to the publication, the "main competitors" for the Batman program include Netflix, Amazon, and Apple. In other words, depending on how things play out, Caped Crusader might wind up streaming on Netflix, Prime Video, or Apple TV+.
Batman: Caped Crusader, created by Batman: The Animated Series co-creator and DC Animated Universe architect Bruce Timm, The Batman director Matt Reeves, and Star Wars director J.J. Abrams, was originally announced for HBO Max in May 2021. "We are beyond happy to be working together to bring this character back and to tell fascinating new tales in Gotham City," Timm, Reeves, and Abrams stated at the time in a joint statement.
Timm subsequently stated that Caped Crusader is "more Batman: The Animated Series than Batman: The Animated Series." "It goes back to the fundamental ideals of the program that we came up with in the early '90s," he explained.
The decision to cancel Caped Crusader by HBO Max comes amid the huge turmoil now affecting the Warner-owned streaming service. While the cancellation of the live-action Batgirl picture was undoubtedly the most notable result of the turmoil, animated entertainment likely bore the brunt of the effect. HBO Max has discontinued a number of animated series, and some have been deleted entirely from the site. Caped Crusader was left without a home as a result of this contentious shift in approach, however, it appears that it will find one shortly.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter