Batman: Caped Crusader lands Ed Brubaker as head writer

Batman: Caped Crusader lands comic writer Ed Brubaker as lead writer.

Batman: Caped Crusader was announced in may of last year. Bruce Timm has begun working on the project which is executive produced by J.J. Abrams and Matt Reeves. In October of last year, Bruce Timm elaborated on his vision for the series, describing it as “More Batman: The Animated Series than Batman: The Animated Series.”

In recent news, Comic Writer Ed Brubaker has been added as the Series’ head writer. Brubaker will also serve as Executive producer. Details on the series are still scarce, however according to the Hollywood Reporter, The first season will have 10 episodes.

Ed Brubaker is mostly well known for his work on Captain America, where he co-created the Winter Soldier, and his run on Daredevil. He also wrote the Gotham Central comic book whiched focussed on the GCPD(Which is also getting its own series).

Brubaker spoke to the Hollywood reporter and had this to say,

“Here’s something few people know, but the original Batman: The Animated Series was one of the things that made me want to write superhero comics in general, and Batman in particular, If not for what Bruce Timm and all the talented writers and artists did with that show, things like my revamp of Catwoman with Darwyn Cooke (who worked on BTAS) and Gotham Central with Greg Rucka and Michael Lark, would never have happened. So when Bruce Timm offered me the chance to come work on this new reimagining of Batman with him, James Tucker, J.J. Abrams and Matt Reeves, I jumped at it.”

When talking about Caped Crusader itself, Brubaker said,

“Their vision for the show, with a slightly more pulpy take on the character, and a new way of looking at the world of Gotham, set in the past but viewed through a modern lens really sold me, and so far every part of it has been a blast to work on. I can’t wait until the rest of the world can see what we’ve been building the last few months in the writers room. All I can say is, it’s not what anyone is expecting … but in a good way.”

First look at the design for Batman in the series.

At this time, Batman: Caped Crusader has no release date.