After Warner Bros. Discovery canceled it from HBO Max, the animated series Batman: Caped Crusader is currently being considered by Netflix, Amazon, and Hulu.
Among a slew of projects canceled or axed by Warner Bros. Discovery and HBO Max last month, perhaps the most surprising development was the cancellation of Bruce Timm, J.J. Abrams, and Matt Reeves’ planned Batman: Caped Crusader animated series by the streaming service, which is now optioned to other platforms such as Netflix, Amazon, and Hulu.
Since Batman is arguably the most well-known fictional character owned by Warner Bros. Discovery, many people were shocked by the decision to remove Batman: Caped Crusader from HBO Max. One would have assumed that a new original series from the creator of the platform’s widely popular Batman: The Animated Series would be an easy slam dunk. The project has reportedly been pitched by Bruce Timm, J.J. Abrams, and Matt Reeves to Netflix, Amazon, and Hulu, which continue to be the leading favorites to take it up, according to reports.
There is a good chance that Batman: Caped Crusader will end up on Netflix or Amazon. One is that Netflix has a history of producing shows based on DC Comics characters, such as The Sandman. Considering that The Boys and Invincible, two of Amazon’s most well-liked original shows, are superhero series, it would also make sense. It’s obvious that the streaming service would want to get their hands on a new series focused on possibly the most well-known superhero in the world, even if both of those shows are different takes on the standard Marvel and DC storylines we see.
Regarding Hulu, it would be intriguing to see a DC Comics animated series there considering that Disney owns a controlling stake in the streaming platform. Whatever the outcome, the winner of Batman: Caped Crusader is going to reap some wonderful advantages that HBO Max would not have had.