BATMAN: CAPED CRUSADER Trailer Sees "The Batman" Branded Public Enemy #1 In Gotham City

BATMAN: CAPED CRUSADER Trailer Sees "The Batman" Branded Public Enemy #1 In Gotham City

The first trailer for Batman: Caped Crusader has been released and, with the Dark Knight pursued by the cops as he tries to protect Gotham City, it's clear this '40s-set caper will be an absolute blast...

By JoshWilding - Jun 26, 2024 11:06 AM EST
Filed Under: Batman (Animated)

The first trailer for Batman: Caped Crusader has been released and the Dark Knight is quickly revealed to be a problem for both Gotham City's underworld and its police department. 

They're determined to bring the Dracula-like vigilante to justice and it appears Batman will have to fight a war on two fronts as he sets out to protect his home. This sneak peek highlights many of the villains he'll have to contend with, including Two-Face, Harley Quinn, and a few relatively obscure offerings from the comics. 

The 1940s setting seems to fit Batman: Caped Crusader well and, perhaps most importantly, Hamish Linklater sounds the part. Following in the footsteps of an actor like Kevin Conroy is no easy feat, but casting for the Prime Video series appears to be on point. 

"I never in a million bajillion years imagined that I would actually get the part," the actor recently admitted. "Not only had I never been cast to do voiceover work before this, but also - it’s Batman! You don’t go from zero to Mount Olympus."

"Then I got the call and I screamed so loud. I just ran and grabbed my kids and was just like, 'Dad’s Batman!'"

You can watch the action-packed first Batman: Caped Crusader trailer below. 

Welcome to Gotham City, where the corrupt outnumber the good, criminals run rampant and law-abiding citizens live in a constant state of fear. Forged in the fire of tragedy, wealthy socialite Bruce Wayne becomes something both more and less than human—the BATMAN. His one-man crusade for justice attracts unexpected allies within the GCPD and City Hall, but his heroic actions spawn deadly, unforeseen ramifications.

The series is a reimagining of the Batman mythology through the visionary lens of executive producers J.J. Abrams, Matt Reeves and Bruce Timm. Batman: Caped Crusader hails from Warner Bros. Animation, Abrams' Bad Robot Productions and Reeves' 6th & Idaho.

Along with Abrams, Reeves and Timm, the show's executive producers include Ed Brubaker, James Tucker, Daniel Pipski, Rachel Rusch Rich, and Sam Register.

Confirmed Batman: Caped Crusader cast members include Midnight Mass star Hamish Linklater as Bruce Wayne/Batman, Jamie Chung (Sucker Punch) as Harley Quinn, Christina Ricci (Wednesday) as Catwoman, and Diedrich Bader (The Drew Carey Show) as Harvey Dent. 

Other actors lending their voices to the series in currently undisclosed roles include Minnie Driver, Eric Morgan Stuart, Michelle C. Bonilla, Krystal Joy Brown, John DiMaggio, McKenna Grace, Jason Watkins, Paul Scheer, Reid Scott, Gary Anthony Williams, Dan Donohue, David Krumholtz, Haley Joel Osment, and Toby Stephens.

Batman: Caped Crusader premieres on Prime Video on August 1. 

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MotherGooseUPus
MotherGooseUPus - 6/26/2024, 11:29 AM
OMG THIS LOOKS INCREDIBLE. Love how the animation is like Batman TAS. Bruce Timm is knocking it out of the park. Even Batman sounds very very similar to Kevin Conroy. Oh man, just went from 6 to midnight real quick. This should could be Special. Like same level of Batman TAS, JLU and Xmen 97.

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ReverseFlasher
ReverseFlasher - 6/26/2024, 12:22 PM
@MotherGooseUPus - agreed, big conroy vibes
ObserverIO
ObserverIO - 6/26/2024, 4:06 PM
@MotherGooseUPus - This was a good trailer. His voice was much better in this than it was in the teaser. Don't know about Conroy vibes, but I'm in.
KennKathleen
KennKathleen - 6/26/2024, 4:33 PM
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HermanM
HermanM - 6/26/2024, 11:29 AM
Other than the race replaced Gordon, Montoya (two nonwhites in authority positions never would have happened in the 1940s in a white country), and Harley Quinn, this show looks fantastic and is exactly what I want to see. Can't wait for it to come out. JJ Abrams is bad news, but more of Bruce Timm is only a good thing!

Wondering if John DiMaggio is the Joker in this? I hope so!

They should just hire people who can sound similar to Conroy and Hamil like they do with Mickey Mouse and Bugs Bunny. Everyone sounds great here though and I love the batmobile.
dracula
dracula - 6/26/2024, 11:43 AM
@HermanM - montoya isnt a race swap

Unless they changed her from latina to african american but at this point might just be a darker skin latina
HermanM
HermanM - 6/26/2024, 11:50 AM
@dracula - she's amer-indian here and White in the original show.
valmic
valmic - 6/26/2024, 12:11 PM
@HermanM - She's a cartoon, painted with digital colors. Get a life already dude.
Spidey215
Spidey215 - 6/26/2024, 12:14 PM
@HermanM - I get what you’re saying. Not necessarily intertwined with the race swapping but contrary to belief there were Black police officers, detective, bureau investigator, along with other various forms of Lawmen in the US at least dating back to 1870. It just the type of thing you have to research on your own. We are taught in schools.

Though I do believe they mainly did this to keep in line with Matt Reeves and Jeffery Wright version of Gordon (who was awesome) in the Batman.
HermanM
HermanM - 6/26/2024, 12:30 PM
@Spidey215 - In authority positions in major cities? No there were not.

If any did exist, they are so small in number and insignificant that they are unheard of and therefore shouldn't be used for an accurate portrayal of a period piece, when even movies of that era wouldn't have cast nonwhites in those kinds of roles.
HermanM
HermanM - 6/26/2024, 12:30 PM
@valmic - So is Black Panther, John Stewart, and Spawn.

Would you say this if they were made White?
valmic
valmic - 6/26/2024, 12:33 PM
@HermanM - Fictional. Fictional. Fictional. Get a life.
HermanM
HermanM - 6/26/2024, 12:38 PM
@valmic - They do it to real characters too just the same. Doesn't matter whether they're real or fictional, if they're white, they're allowed to be race replaced. That's the rule.

Epc11223
Epc11223 - 6/26/2024, 1:32 PM
@valmic - don’t agree with him about the race swapping but no need to make it personal with the “get a life” line. 👍
Epc11223
Epc11223 - 6/26/2024, 1:33 PM
@HermanM - Harley Quinn is also race changed. I’ve read that Bruce Timm did this on purpose to get some fans upset but that’s just speculation.
HermanM
HermanM - 6/26/2024, 1:34 PM
@Epc11223 - Yeah, I thought I mentioned her in my original post as being one of the characters who are race changed...
Epc11223
Epc11223 - 6/26/2024, 1:38 PM
@HermanM - I think I just read Gordon and Montoya. Personally doesn’t matter to me but just saying.
HermanM
HermanM - 6/26/2024, 1:45 PM
@Epc11223 - if it didn't matter they wouldn't change it.
Epc11223
Epc11223 - 6/26/2024, 1:53 PM
@HermanM - well we’ve gone over this before so I’m not getting into this discussion again.

https://cosmicbook.news/batman-bruce-timm-sells-out-baits-racist-fans
THEDARKKNIGHT1939
THEDARKKNIGHT1939 - 6/26/2024, 1:56 PM
@HermanM - The race swapping has Reeves and Abrams written all over it. But Montoya was never white. Renee Montoya is a Spanish name. In her origin, she's from The Dominican Republic.
HermanM
HermanM - 6/26/2024, 1:58 PM
@Epc11223 - Why did you mention it at all then?

The characters are obviously race replaced in the show (not swapped, since a nonwhite characters isn't being turned white in exchange for white characters being turned nonwhite), but your article has no verifiable sources and nothing from Timm himself, who is mostly apolitical/does whatever popular media tells him for the most part as far as politics go.
Epc11223
Epc11223 - 6/26/2024, 2:14 PM
@HermanM - just pointing out that they changed Harley Quinn too. Swap and replace are a bit synonymous here. They swapped white to Asian and white to black. Are we going to get upset that they made Alfred large? That goes against thin people. Bruce timm is going for a change because he doesn’t want to do the same show he previously did. It’s not some underhanded conspiracy going on. It’s really not something to get upset over. The trailer looks good and it’s coming from Bruce Timm who generally gets the characters.
HermanM
HermanM - 6/26/2024, 2:20 PM
@Epc11223 - I'm not blaming Timm, the show is just coincidentally following the trend/cues set by other media creators to race replace white characters. If this was an isolated incident it could be looked at that way, but it isn't, instead it is going on at the height of the anti white agenda in media where multiple characters are being race replaced.

A swap isn't a replacement, it is an exchange. Nothing is being exchanged here, only replaced.

Alfred was fat in the original 30s comics, so that is accurate to their 30s depiction of Batman, while the race replacements are not.
Epc11223
Epc11223 - 6/26/2024, 2:54 PM
@HermanM - I don’t agree that there’s an anti white agenda but we’ve been through this before. For all we know, Bruce timm might have advocated and wanted the change. Creators don’t want to do the same thing over and over again. I see it as a swap because it’s a change for this interpretation of the character. A replacement would be more of a permanent change across all mediums . I wonder if when they changed Alfred from fat to skinny if there were people upset about it. But it is what it is. We’ll probably always disagree on this so it’s prob best we just leave it alone. 👍
The1st
The1st - 6/26/2024, 3:01 PM
@HermanM - She's not white...she hispanic. Her name is Montoya.
HermanM
HermanM - 6/26/2024, 3:03 PM
@The1st - Real Hispanics are White people from Spain, which is what Montoya is, not Indians who speak Spanish.
HermanM
HermanM - 6/26/2024, 3:04 PM
@Epc11223 - media is just race replacing White characters while the politicians are doing the same to White demographics in White countries. It's not a theory, but it is deliberate.
The1st
The1st - 6/26/2024, 3:25 PM
@HermanM - Yes...tell me more about real white people......
Patient2670
Patient2670 - 6/26/2024, 3:25 PM
@THEDARKKNIGHT1939 - Wait untill certain people find out, Montoya's also gay. LOL!
HermanM
HermanM - 6/26/2024, 3:58 PM
@Patient2670 - Yep they made her a perv in the mid 2000s.
KennKathleen
KennKathleen - 6/26/2024, 4:10 PM
@HermanM - I love your dedication to accuracy! How about Jesus Christ? Are you ready to tell the world his true color??? 🫢
HermanM
HermanM - 6/26/2024, 4:12 PM
@KennKathleen - Jesus was White too.
KennKathleen
KennKathleen - 6/26/2024, 4:21 PM
@HermanM - Yes! Yes! YES! The Spanish are conquistadors, who took the natives of the land at the time and spread them all over the world in the mid 1400s!

The said conquistadors were given edicts by Pope Nicolas V, called papal buls, telling them to enslave said people and make them believe in a white Christ!!!

They were taught the language of the conquistadors, which is Spanish, and left their native tongue, which was true Hebrew (not that Yiddish nonsense)...

Today we call them, Mexicans, Puerto Ricans, Cubans, Seminole Indians, Dominicans, Brazilians, Belizean, etc...

But once they were called the Nothern Kingdom Israelites...

Soon they will be called that again!!!
HermanM
HermanM - 6/26/2024, 4:25 PM
@KennKathleen - Jesus was White since a White person is any of the original peoples of Europe, Middle East, and North Africa, and the Bible is in Greek & Aramaic, two White languages, and we have statues of what the people in those regions looked like from that era and they're clearly White.

The indians were not Hebrew but they did practice human sacrifice:

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KennKathleen
KennKathleen - 6/26/2024, 4:27 PM
@HermanM -


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Revelation 1:14-15 kjv
14 His head and his hairs were white like wool, as white as snow; and his eyes were as a flame of fire;

15 And his feet like unto fine brass, as if they burned in a furnace; and his voice as the sound of many waters.

Daniel 10:5-6 kjv
Then I lifted up mine eyes, and looked, and behold a certain man clothed in linen, whose loins were girded with fine gold of Uphaz:

6 His body also was like the beryl, and his face as the appearance of lightning, and his eyes as lamps of fire, and his arms and his feet like in colour to polished brass, and the voice of his words like the voice of a multitude.
KennKathleen
KennKathleen - 6/26/2024, 4:34 PM
@HermanM - this is when they went into idolatry. Before they were called Aztecs- they were called Issachar!

Like Puerto Ricans. That means "rich port", eluding to Slavery. Before they were known as "Rich Ports", they were known as the leaders of the Northern Kingdom- THE MIGHTY TRIBE OF EPHRAIM!!!
Spidey215
Spidey215 - 6/26/2024, 4:37 PM
@HermanM - why are inboxing me perverted messages? I’m 18 and you do know that makes you a pedo right?
KennKathleen
KennKathleen - 6/26/2024, 4:39 PM
@HermanM - PS: Read Job 9:24 kjv. Placing different images of Israelite forefathers was literally a planned prophecy.

It's called iconoclasm.

HermanM
HermanM - 6/26/2024, 5:04 PM
@KennKathleen - In Revelation it says God's head and hairs are White, which means God is White. You even quoted it.

What language is the Bible written in? Greek & Aramaic. That's what the original texts are in. Those are not Indian languages, but White languages. Jesus lived in the Roman Empire and was persecuted by the jews there.

This is the jewish king Herod and also what the people there looked like:

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They're all white people, just as the people of Syria, Lebanon, Turkey, Greece, Italy, Egypt, and Palestine today are also still White.
Patient2670
Patient2670 - 6/26/2024, 5:49 PM
@HermanM - At least you're consistent, I guess.
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