‘Batman: Caped Crusader’ Trailer: The Dark Knight Returns To His Film Noir Roots In New Series From Bruce Timm, JJ Abrams, & Matt Reeves

Fans of animated superhero shows of the ’90s must be pinching themselves right now. X-Men ’97 was more than just a nostalgia act for fans of X-Men: The Animated Series, it was a genuinely awesome revival that stood on its own. For those who have a love for DC, they have Batman: Caped Crusader, a new take on the Dark Knight from a familiar name, Bruce Timm, one of the creative geniuses by the classic Batman: The Animated Series.

As seen in the trailer for Batman: Caped Crusader, the series goes back to Batman’s film noir roots and to his early days as a still-mysterious vigilante before working with the GCPD.

Joining Bruce Timm on the series as exec-producers are JJ Abrams and The Batman director Matt Reeves. Longtime Batman writer and crime novelist Ed Brubaker is head writer, joined by another Bat-scribe Greg Rucka and Star Trek: Picard producer Marc Bernardin.

The voice consists of Hamish Linklater as Batman, Christina Ricci as Selina Kyle/Catwoman, Jamie Chung as Harley Quinn, and Diedrich Bader as Harvey Dent.

SYNOPSIS: Welcome to Gotham City, where the corrupt outnumber the good, criminals run rampant and law-abiding citizens live in a constant state of fear. Forged in the fire of tragedy, wealthy socialite Bruce Wayne becomes something both more and less than human—the BATMAN. His one-man crusade for justice attracts unexpected allies within the GCPD and City Hall, but his heroic actions spawn deadly, unforeseen ramifications.

Batman: Caped Crusader hits Prime Video on August 1st and has already been confirmed a second season.

Travis Hopson
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