Nearly two decades ago, Ed Brubaker had acclaimed runs on DC’s Batman, Catwoman, and Gotham Central comic books. Now, he’s getting a second chance to revisit Gotham City. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Brubaker has joined the creative team of HBO Max’s Batman: Caped Crusader animated series. This is the project that is executive produced by The Batman director Matt Reeves and Batman: The Animated Series co-creator Bruce Timm. J.J. Abrams and James Tucker are also executive producers on the series. Ed Brubaker joins.
“Here’s something few people know, but the original Batman: The Animated Series was one of the things that made me want to write superhero comics in general, and Batman in particular,” said Brubaker in a statement. “If not for what Bruce Timm and all the talented writers and artists did with that show, things like my revamp of Catwoman with Darwyn Cooke (who worked on BTAS) and Gotham Central with Greg Rucka and Michael Lark, would never have happened. So when Bruce Timm offered me the chance to come work on this new reimagining of Batman with him, James Tucker, J.J. Abrams and Matt Reeves, I jumped at it.”
“Their vision for the show, with a slightly more pulpy take on the character, and a new way of looking at the world of Gotham, set in the past but viewed through a modern lens really sold me, and so far every part of it has been a blast to work on,” added Brubaker. “I can’t wait until the rest of the world can see what we’ve been building the last few months in the writers room. All I can say is, it’s not what anyone is expecting … but in a good way.”
Outside of his DC Comics work, Brubaker is best known for his run on Captain America that introduced the Winter Soldier. For the last decade, Brubaker has concentrated on his creator owned comics through Image Comics. Additionally, he was on the writing staff for HBO’s Westworld series. Brubaker will be the head writer on Caped Crusader.
Batman: Caped Crusader will have a 10-episode first season. However, the project doesn’t have a release date yet.
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