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Claims Batman
The newest round of HBO Max cuts centers on animated projects, and according to TV Line, its most high-profile victim is none other than "Batman: Caped Crusader." The animated series was announced on May 19, 2021, and had some pretty major names behind it — J.J. Abrams, "The Batman" director Matt Reeves, and Bruce Timm of "Batman: The Animated Series" fame.
As Reeves' involvement suggests, "Batman: Caped Crusader" focuses on the young, brooding version of Batman that was introduced in "The Batman," and played by Robert Pattinson in the live-action movie. With the news that HBO Max isn't interested in it anymore, "Batman: Caped Crusader" now exists in limbo, along with several other animated projects in the works.
However, there's always a chance that the show might stay alive as it will stay in production, while HBO Max tries to find another home for the series. Whether this can be achieved remains to be seen, but as it stands, fans may find comfort in the news that Abrams' other major animated DC project for HBO Max — "Justice League Dark" — will reportedly proceed as planned.