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    “This Batman Is A Lot More Ruthless”: Animator Bruce Timm Explains How ‘Batman: Caped Crusader’ Is Different Than The Animated ‘Batman’ Series

    Bruce Timm has already impressed DC fans with his animation in the show ‘Batman: The Animated Series’ (BTAS). To fans’ delight, the legend is back for an exciting new Batman project, ‘Batman: Caped Crusader. Though it may sound like a retreat of the beloved 90s classic, the show is going to be much more than that. 

    As he opened up about the upcoming shoe, Timm has promised a different take on the Dark Knight. The animator suggested that the new show would remain unshackled by the limitations of children’s programming. Here’s what he said about ‘Batman: Caped Crusader’, a long-awaited return for Bruce Timm and a promising new chapter for the Batman animated universe.

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    Bruce Timm Wants to Unleash An Even Darker Knight In ‘Batman: Caped Crusader’ 

    Batman Caped Crusader and Batman The Animated Serious
    Batman Caped Crusader and Batman The Animated Serious

    Speaking about the exciting new chapter of the Batman legacy, Bruce Timm gave the fans an insight into his highly anticipated upcoming project during a recent interview with IGN. “In the 90s, we had to make sure BTAS sold a certain number of toys,” Timm admitted. “There were limitations on how mature the show could be.”

    However, he admitted thatCaped Crusader’ is a different beast altogether. Streaming platforms have opened creative doors, allowing Timm to explore a grittier, more adult Batman.

    Moreover, the show isn’t just about blood and violence (though there might be more of that too). Timm hinted at a more psychological exploration of Bruce Wayne’s psyche. “We’re going deeper into what makes Batman tick,” he teased. “This Batman is a lot more ruthless, a lot more vengeance-driven.”

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    Batman In ‘Batman: Caped Crusader’ Will Be For A New Era

    Batman in Batman Caped Crusader
    Batman in Batman Caped Crusader

    Timm acknowledged the influence of recent, darker Batman stories like ‘The Dark Knight‘, but clarified that ‘Caped Crusader’ won’t be a simple copycat. “We’re building on the legacy of BTAS, but we’re also bringing something fresh to the table,” he said. “The animation will have a similar style, but the tone will be completely different.”

    The viewers can expect a Batman who is more of a silent guardian, a creature of the shadows. The show will also delve deeper into the rogues’ gallery, exploring the villains’ motivations and backstories in a way that BTAS couldn’t.

    While Caped Crusader promises a new chapter, it also harkens back to the roots of the Batman mythos. Timm reveals that the show will draw inspiration from classic Batman comics, particularly the noir-influenced stories of the 40s and 50s.

    It will be more evident in the character design. The art style has a more streamlined, art deco look. The Batmobile also gets a makeover, taking on a more retro, 1940s aesthetic. Moreover, with its darker tone, deeper exploration of characters, and return to Batman’s roots, the show sounds promising.

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