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  • July 02, 2024 5 min read

    Remember how things got a bit...meh...with Ben Affleck's Batman? Well, Matt Reeves totally rocked it with Robert Pattinson. Now, get this: Reeves, J.J. Abrams, and the awesome Bruce Timm are bringing us a brand new Batman cartoon on Prime Video called "Batman: Caped Crusader."

    Forget silly Saturday morning stuff. This trailer looks dark and gritty, with Batman going full-on detective mode as he prowls the Gotham shadows. It's like Batman coming home to animation, where he's always been a total boss. We're talking awesome action, mind-blowing mysteries, and enough chills and thrills to freeze your Bat-nipples. So yeah, let's break down what the trailer showed us and why this new Batman is gonna be epic!


    Looks like "Caped Crusader" is teasing a hot and cold romance between Bats and Catwoman (aka Selina Kyle) in season one.

    We see Catwoman rocking her classic purple dress and throwing down with Batman on rooftops, complete with some shocking surprises (literally!). This has got everyone wondering if they'll figure out each other's secret identities and, well, maybe catch some feelings.

    The show might take a cue from the old comics where Bruce was totally digging Selina. Maybe he'll go a little easy on her this time around... because of a certain someone in a catsuit.

    But here's the twist: Caped Crusader could flip the script. Bruce might be battling his feelings for Selina while trying to bust her, just like in the good ol' days. With Selina's ties to Gotham's mob bosses, things are bound to get messy.

    Will Bruce choose love or justice? This potential romance sounds like it'll be a wild ride, giving us a glimpse into the man behind the mask.


    Caped Crusader isn't all punches and gadgets

    This new Batman cartoon seems pretty down-to-earth, but there's a scene that hints at some serious creepiness. We see Batman dodging bullets like usual, but then there's this other part where Bruce and Alfred are out in the woods and something shadowy attacks Alfred. It's messed up!

    Batman has teamed up with magic folks before, so maybe this is a supernatural storyline? The old Batman cartoons were full of that stuff, and tons of Batman stories go there too.

    This adds some mystery to the show and makes it stand out from the usual beatdowns. Taking on spooky threats pushes Batman to think outside the box and use his detective skills. If this thing after Alfred is personal, things are about to get real intense. A fired-up Batman is always interesting, and Alfred's like family to Bruce, so you know he'll be going all out to protect him.


    Step back in time to a grimy 1940s Gotham – a city choked by shadows and crawling with criminal scum.

    Two-Face is a villain in Batman: Caped Crusader

    Bruce Wayne, ditching the playboy facade for a brooding vigilante identity. He's taking names and cleaning up the streets, but it becomes alarmingly clear that his crusade isn't without consequence.

    The Gotham City Police Department is in disarray. Some officers, like the ever-steadfast Jim Gordon, see Batman as a much-needed ally. Others view him as a dangerous vigilante, a perspective that explodes into action with a heart-pounding Batmobile chase – the GCPD hot on his tail with guns blazing.

    But here's the real kicker: is Batman's brand of justice actually backfiring? The trailer throws some serious doubt on his methods. Remember Harvey Dent, the idealistic pillar of Gotham? The trailer hints that this whole vigilante operation might push him over the edge, transforming him into the scarred villain, Two-Face.

    So, is Batman the hero Gotham needs, or is he just lighting a fire that will engulf the city? "Caped Crusader" promises a thrilling exploration of justice, leaving you questioning everything you thought you knew. It's a dark and thought-provoking take on the Dark Knight that will have you glued to the screen.


    We're talking gang war throwdown!

    The trailer throws Batman right into the fists of gangsters and classic villains. Looks like the Falcones, Maronis, and a bunch of other baddies are gonna be mixing it up. Even Penguin makes a shadowy cameo, which is kinda fuWe're talking gang war throwdown! nny considering there's a whole Penguin show coming out soon.There's also a glimpse of a messed-up dude that could be Hugo Strange, or maybe Clayface? They're keeping things mysterious with Harvey Dent too – will he turn into Two-Face with his signature burned-up face? Maybe he's already got that rage brewing, kind of like how it happened in "Batman: The Animated Series," which this new show totally takes after in terms of style.Speaking of style, Harley Quinn isn't messing around this time. She looks like a total badass, and it sounds like she's going solo without the Joker. Maybe she's even making a power move for the ladies – the trailer mentions her talking about "kings" being out of the picture. We also see some other villains like Onomatopoeia and Firely, so things are definitely gonna get messy.The whodunit is still up in the air, but one thing's for sure: Gotham is about to explode. Gangs and villains are running wild, and the cops are in way over their heads. Who knows if the Joker will show up in this whole mess, but one thing's for sure: Batman needs to step up and save the day (again).


    Batman: Caped Crusader Cast & Creative Crew

    Main Cast:
    • Batman / Bruce Wayne: Hamish Linklater (Midnight Mass, The Big Short)
    • Catwoman / Selina Kyle: Christina Ricci (Wednesday, The Addams Family)
    • Harley Quinn / Harleen Quinzel: Jamie Chung (Sucker Punch, Dragonball Evolution)
    • Harvey Dent / Two-Face: Diedrich Bader (Batman: The Brave and the Bold, Superman: Red Son)
    • TBA: Mckenna Grace, Minnie Driver, John DiMaggio, Reid Scott, Gary Anthony Williams, Tom Kenny, Jason Watkins, Krystal Joy Brown, Michelle C. Bonilla, Dan Donohue, Eric Morgan Stuart
    Creative Crew:
    • Creators: Bob Kane, Bruce Timm
    • Executive Producers: Matt Reeves, J.J. Abrams, Ed Brubaker, James Tucker, Daniel Pipski, Rachel Rusch Rich, Sam Register
    • Writers: Ed Brubaker, Greg Rucka, Marc Bernardin (Brubaker & Rucka are known Batman comic writers)
    Additional Notes:
    • Premieres on Amazon Prime Video on August 1, 2024.

    Batman: Caped Crusader swoops onto Prime Video on August 1st, and it's an adventure you won't want to miss. With an all-star cast led by Hamish Linklater as the Caped Crusader himself, and legendary comic writers Ed Brubaker and Greg Rucka crafting the story, this promises to be a thrilling new chapter in the Batman saga.

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