Acclaimed writer Ed Brubaker has joined the Batman: Caped Crusader creative team. Working alongside Bruce Timm, J.J. Abrams, and Matt Reeves, the new animated series is looking more promising every day.
Batman: The Animated Series was a huge milestone, not just for the DC Universe but also for animated storytelling overall, so when the Caped Crusader was announced in 2019, co-creator and producer of the series Bruce Timm was asked to join the team. The plan was to:
…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.
Brubaker told The Hollywood Reporter in an interview:
Here’s something few people know, but the original Batman: The Animated Series was one of the things that made me want to write superhero comics in general, and Batman in particular. If not for what Bruce Timm and all the talented writers and artists did with that show, things like my revamp of Catwoman with Darwyn Cooke (who worked on BTAS) and Gotham Central with Greg Rucka and Michael Lark, would never have happened. So when Bruce Timm offered me the chance to come work on this new reimagining of Batman with him, James Tucker, J.J. Abrams and Matt Reeves, I jumped at it.
Their vision for the show, with a slightly more pulpy take on the character, and a new way of looking at the world of Gotham, set in the past but viewed through a modern lens really sold me, and so far every part of it has been a blast to work on. I can’t wait until the rest of the world can see what we’ve been building the last few months in the writers room. All I can say is, it’s not what anyone is expecting … but in a good way.
With a ton of experience writing comics for DC and Marvel, as well as writing for the Disney+ series Falcon and the Winter Soldier, Brubaker is not new to the world of the superhero world, or even with writing the Dark Knight himself. Combining all of his years of Batman’s adventures along with Timm’s, the new animated series is looking to be something truly phenomenal.
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