While many fans have been excited for Bad Boys For Life creators Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah’s Batgirl, the film may never be released. The dramatic ending for the DC adventure caused an uproar in Hollywood, because the process of throwing a quasi-crazy, 90 million US dollar film in the bin, among other things for tax reasons, is quite unique. But that is not enough.
As Variety has now learned that the animated series Batman: Caped Crusader has been scrapped by HBO Max. Involved in the project was “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” director JJ Abrams also “The Batman’ maker Matt Reeves, who would have served as executive producer. That doesn’t mean Reeves is completely out of Warner or Batman, however.
Actually, “Batman: Caped Crusader” was supposed to be based on the animated series “Batman” (originally: “Batman: The Animated Series”), which had 85 episodes between 1992 and 1995. The decision that “Caped Crusader” will not be released after all can be traced back to a larger trend at parent company Warner Bros. Trace Discovery. This would like to separate largely from content for children and families.
Recently, for example, child-friendly formats such as “Little Ellen” and several “Sesame Street” seasons were removed from HBO Max. In addition, HBO and HBO Max have laid off employees from the company’s children and family division. So the priorities for the future here are clearly adult content. In case of “Batman: Caped Crusader” is quite a pity, then fans have to do without another DC format from which they certainly promised a lot of fun (and nostalgia!)…