For the plot of “Batman: Caped Crusader,” we can assume the basics, which most Batman fans already know: the wealthy Bruce Wayne is orphaned at a young age when a robbery-gone-wrong results in the death of his parents. This event inspires Wayne to become a symbol of justice, to strike fear in the hearts of the wicked. He dons the cape and cowl of a new identity, Batman, utilizing his fighting and expert detective skills to take down the bad guys, along with his wealth to build high-tech gadgets and weaponry.
It’s likely that “Batman: Caped Crusader” will not feature another retelling of Batman’s origins, but will put its audience right into the action. There hasn’t been an official summary released just yet, but Warner Brothers and the executive producers have offered a few hints into what the new animated series has to offer. One notable aspect is that the “ears” on Batman’s cowl are drawn in the more exaggerated style of the character’s earliest Bill Finger and Bob Kane comics, implying (possibly) a younger Dark Knight than the one in the nineties cartoon.
“We are beyond excited to be working together to bring this character back, to tell engrossing new stories in Gotham City,” said the executive producing team, in the initial press release (via Deadline). “The series will be thrilling, cinematic and evocative of Batman’s noir roots, while diving deeper into the psychology of these iconic characters. We cannot wait to share this new world.”
Well, if the words of Reeves, Timm, and Abrams are anything to go by, it looks like “Batman: Caped Crusader” is a series that fans will not want to miss. Looper will be sure to keep you updated with any new info.