At least some parts of the eventual DiscoveryWarner organization learned a key lesson: always keep Superman and Batman animated.
HBO Max announced on Wednesday two new animated series coming to the service: My Adventures with Superman and Batman: Caped Crusader. The former features the voices of Alice Lee as Lois Lane and Jack Quaid as Superman. Variety describes the program as a “serialized, coming-of-age story” which sees Superman “build up his secret identity and embrace his role as the hero of Metropolis (and, perhaps the world), while Lois, now a star journalist, takes aspiring photographer Jimmy under her wing. All the while, Clark and Lois are falling in love, sharing adventures and taking down bad guys.” It sounds fun enough. Of course, we’ll reserve any judgements until we see some footage. Behind the scenes, longtime Warner Bros. Animation. chief Sam Register will serve as executive producer with Jake Wyatt of Invader Zim: Enter the Florpus fame and Voltron: Legendary Defender‘s Brendan Clogher as co-executive producers and She-Ra and the Princesses of Power‘s Josie Campbell as a co-producer.
Batman: Caped Crusader, meanwhile, hails from the combined talents of The Batman director Matt Reeves, J.J. Abrams, and Batman: The Animated Series legend Bruce Timm. In a statement, the group said, “We are beyond excited to be working together to bring this character back, to tell engrossing new stories in Gotham City … The series will be thrilling, cinematic and evocative of Batman’s noir roots, while diving deeper into the psychology of these iconic characters. We cannot wait to share this new world.”
Of course, it is unclear when either series will premiere, but considering the lead-time required for animation, we imagine they’ve been in production for sometime.