Recent reports suggest that Batman: Crusader Caped, from producers Bruce Timm, JJ Abrams and Matt Reeves, is barred from moving forward at HBO Max. It’s one of six anime projects that are shelved and will no longer be produced by HBO Max but will be purchased, according to news from a source.
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More projects include Merry little Batman, The Day the Earth Exploded: A Looney Toons Movie, Bye Bye Bunny: A Looney Toons Musical, Did I Make This for the Holidays: A Steve Urkel Story, and The Amazing World of Gumball: The Movie.
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Batman: Caped Crusader is no longer streaming on HBO Max
According to Variety, the continued rejection of newer projects is causing unnecessary loss, including the latest anime series from the The Batman Saga and 5 other animation projects. These projects have been suspended or removed from the streaming service entirely as Warner Bros. Discovery is using its strategy of cost-cutting measures and ahead of the merger of HBO Max and Discovery Plus services next year.
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According to the deadline, Batman: Crusader Caped was scheduled for release in May 2021. The project covering the Batman mythology was produced by Warner Bros. Animation, Bad Robot Productions and tagged Batman: The Animated Series the appearance of producer Bruce Timm in the animated episodic series Batman.
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Batman: Crusader Caped would have been a perfect spiritual successor and solid adaptation of the Batman comics in history. Not only that, the hashtag “#FireDavidZaslav” is currently taking on Twitter after the second attempt at animated project cancellation announcements.
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The animated project might have reunited the creators with Bat’s most successful live-action director Matt Reeves. Now, it makes no sense to expect a series like this to fall under the hopeful rays on HBO Max alongside the other Batman projects.