Promo poster rises for Beware the Batman animated series on Cartoon Network

Late last year Cartoon Network announced that they'd be partnering with DC to create an all-new Batman animated series.  Today, we have new details and the first promo poster for the series, which is called BEWARE THE BATMAN.

Here's the poster:

And here's the official word from Cartoon Network:

A cool, new take on the classic Dark Knight franchise, Beware the Batman incorporates Batman’s core characters with a rogues gallery of new villains not previously seen in animated form. Along with backup from ex-secret agent Alfred and lethal swordstress Katana, the Dark Knight faces the twisted machinations of Gotham City’s criminal underworld led by the likes of Anarky, Professor Pyg, Mister Toad and Magpie.

Produced by Warner Bros. Animation, this action-packed detective thriller deftly redefines what we have come to know as a “Batman show.” Featuring cutting-edge CGI visuals to match the intricate twists and turns of the narrative, Batman steps out of the shadows and into the spotlight for an entirely new generation of fans. With WBA’s Sam Register executive producing, and Batman Beyond’s Glen Murakami and Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated’s Mitch Watson producing, Beware the Batman, based on characters from DC Comics, is coming soon to Cartoon Network!

Screenshot from the initial announcement of Beware the Batman slideshow

I'm intrigued by this project, mostly since they are using some of Batman's newer villains.  Professor Pyg is a decidedly nasty villain who replaces victim's faces with his own "masks" which seal to their faces permanently and are rather horrid looking.  He's pretty twisted, so it'll be interesting to see how they handle him in the series.  As for Alfred being an ex-agent, well, that's nothing new to comic readers as it's a well-known fact that Alfred served in the military, which is one of the reason's he's such an asset to Batman/Bruce Wayne.  He also makes a mean eggs benedict.

BEWARE THE BATMAN is set to air sometime in 2013.  Keep your eyes peeled for more promotional material as we get closer to a premiere date.

Extra Tidbit: Personally, I don't think they'll ever top Bruce Timm's Batman: The Animated Series, but that doesn't mean they shouldn't try. Batman is a great character across all platforms (comics, movies, TV), so there's no reason not to continue to explore his mythos.
Source: Bleeding Cool



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