Well, the DC Extended Universe is still looking for a way to execute its continuation of their shared universe of multiple DC characters as they keep struggling with their dark tones, continuity error, actors having issues on sets and backing out, yes the Ray Fisher incident and many more that has led to Warner Bros. and DC to take a slow and steady run when it comes to creating a universe. On the other hand, their rival studio Marvel Cinematic Universe keeps expanding its universe with the upcoming slate of projects including web-series and shorts from their phase 4 that will expand its horizon on Disney’s OTT streaming service Disney Plus while DC is still in question on how to execute their shared universe of DC characters on the movies.
If we see, even DC has a good library of content when it comes to the OTT platforms, as we can refer to it on HBO Max that ranges from the classic DC Animated show to all new Harley Quinn show. Still, the question remains whether the company is planning to expand it or not, similar to their rival promotion on the verge of bringing something different and unique on their OTT screens.
At the moment, HBO Max has just one original live-action show Gotham PD which is set to arrive soon, and an animated Harley Quinn show, which was a huge success with the first season. Now. New information suggests that DC and Warner Bros. might be planning to introduce a sequel to the classic four-times Emmy award-winning Batman: The Animated Series that paved off a complete DC Animated Universe way back before Marvel popularised the universe franchise and influenced the cinema. Here we are breaking down the new information about the project that may serve as a sequel to the classic DC animated show that embraced all the 90s kids’ childhood.
News On The Sequel To Batman: The Animated Series
The information broke out from a video through Watchtower Base, which showcased a segment of the “Fatman Beyond” podcast featuring Kevin Smith and Marc Bernardin, who shared their thoughts about the rumors of a sequel to the DC’s classic Batman: The Animated Series. During the podcast, Marc Bernardin initiated the conversation about the topic. He stated that there is a rumor that HBO Max is planning to make a sequel to the Batman: The Animated Series and want to continue the story of the series.
At first, Kevin Smith joked, stating he doesn’t know what Marc is talking about, but Smith’s excitement told many things, and soon, he revealed that even he had heard the same news. Kevin Smith quoted that he is not too involved, but yes, he had heard the news and heard it from very reliable people and revealed that when he heard it for the first time, he freaked out, which was like a month ago before Marc asked about it on the podcast that day. Smith said that it’s real, and he doesn’t believe it’s just a mere rumor and claimed not to put a watch on it because it’s still an idea whose time is coming and is smoking a cigarette for now.
Kevin Smith went on to talk about the idea of continuing the story to the classic Batman: The Animated Series believing it is bound to happen anytime now and how amazing it would be since it is not like that the actors are getting old, so they have to explain. It’s an animation that you can pick up and literally go connecting to those amazing classic stories.
Kevin Smith further talked about how it is a brainer since HBO Max is in the air and the animated series of Harley Quinn is already doing quite amazing while printing a good amount of money. According to Kevin Smith, going back to the classic Batman: The Animated Series, the studios have to make sure they don’t mess up the legacy and get all the right creative key components with Bruce Tim involved wants to be there. You can refer to the whole video from Watchtower Base below.
What To Expect And More About Batman: The Animated Series
While Disney+ has answered HBO Max’s impressive DC library with their upcoming Marvel’s Phase 4 projects, which includes the likes of Wanda Vision, Falcon And Winter Soldier, Loki, and many more, HBO Max is also planning to keep up a leg up if they are introducing the sequel to the DC’s classic Batman: The Animated Series.
HBO Max’s Harley Quinn is already making buzz since the character’s popularity after an impressive portrayal by Margott Robbie in the 2016’s Suicide Squad, which is also hyped to get a Director’s cut if the upcoming HBO Max’s highly-anticipated project Justice League: Director’s Cut revisioned by Zack Snyder becomes a huge success. Adding a sequel to the classic Batman: The Animated Series to the library will only mean profit as there are huge fans of the show from that era for whom it would be nostalgic all over again, along with the new generation who would be introduced to some new stories connected with those classics.
Batman: The Animated Series aired from September 5, 1992, to September 15, 1995, originally on Fox Kids and was heavily praised for its dark tone, thematic representation, film noir aesthetics, and a new modern version character. IGN has listed the series as the best adaptation of the character outside the comic and being in the list of the best comic book television shows of all time. Batman’s wide acclaim: The Animated Series winning the Primetime Emmy Award four times, including Outstanding Animated Program.
The success of Batman: The Animated Universe has also resulted in the creation of DC’s Animated Universe, which consisted of several shows and movies within a shared universe of DC Characters and includes the likes of Superman: The Animated Series, Batman Beyond, Static Show, Batman Beyond, Justice League: Unlimited and movies like Batman: Mask of the Phantasm, Batman & Mr. Freeze: SubZero, Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker and Batman: Mystery of the Batwoman.
The most recent DC Original movies, namely 2017s Batman and Harley Quinn and 2019’s Justice League vs. The Fatal Five, are also part of the same shared universe of DC characters created by Batman: The Animated Series. These recent movies’ success might be why Warner Bros. is looking forward to continuing the classic storylines. These movies could hint that apart from Batman: The Animated Series continuing, we might get some more spin-offs of the characters from the popular DC Animated Universe. Anyway, we will keep you updated about any new information that comes related to the upcoming speculated sequel of Batman: The Animated Series and all the DC Projects, so stay tuned to Otakukart News.