"Beware the Batman" News & Discussion Thread, Part 5 (Spoilers)

Discussion in 'The DC Animation Forum' started by James Harvey, Apr 15, 2014.

  1. James Harvey

    James Harvey Administrator

    Joined:
    Apr 23, 2001
    Messages:
    40,445
    Location:
    The World's Finest
    Beware The Batman is the 2013-2014 animated series based on the iconic Caped Crusader airing as part of DC Nation on Cartoon Network. The CGI-animated series is headlined by Glen Murakami and Mitch Watson. Further details are below.

    [​IMG]
    Stay tuned for further updates.

    Beware the Batman Description:

    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.'Â 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!


    Stay tuned to The World's Finest for further updates!

    Previous Updates:

    Home Entertainment Releases
    September 30, 2014

    Mod Note: Please note the spoiler designation applies to episodes that have officially debuted in the United States, the series' primary intended audience as dictated by its broadcasters and producers. Please keep details from episodes which have debuted in international markets or in alternative media not considered its primary outlet under spoiler tags. Additionally, discussion of illegally uploaded material is prohibited here.
     
  2. Coach McGuirk

    Coach McGuirk New Member

    Joined:
    May 4, 2013
    Messages:
    76
  3. M.O.D.O.K.

    M.O.D.O.K. Scientist Supreme

    Joined:
    May 13, 2006
    Messages:
    5,287
    Location:
    Advanced Idea Mechanics
  4. d3rd3vil

    d3rd3vil New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 26, 2014
    Messages:
    24
    Ah good and it says: 26 episodes! Very good....I don't live in the UK but I just had a look. All 26 episodes are already listed. Is it possible to watch them all already???
     
  5. Hordesman

    Hordesman slashor

    Joined:
    Apr 12, 2004
    Messages:
    7,178
    Location:
    Bobobo World
    Information forthcoming. Agents of Shield is still waiting on my TiVo but it can wait.
     
  6. James Harvey

    James Harvey Administrator

    Joined:
    Apr 23, 2001
    Messages:
    40,445
    Location:
    The World's Finest
    Loglines for the current unaired episodes of Beware The Batman have been released and can be found at The World's Finest. But - please note - these loglines contain MAJOR SPOILERS, so read at your own risk.
     
  7. GWOtaku

    GWOtaku Moderator

    Joined:
    Feb 21, 2003
    Messages:
    35,984
    Location:
    Arlington, VA
    Considering what this show purportedly set out to do, I find it a bit ironic that the two biggest storylines in Beware ultimately involve opponents that I think anyone would consider familiar. Still, it looks like the best part of the show definitely lies ahead, which makes Cartoon Network's negligent and farcical treatment of it more than annoying now. Seriously, just get it done.

    Something that's interesting: to date we've seen Batman at odds with Gordon, & if anything it appears the series is going to double down on his adversarial relationship with law enforcement & the city government. The best analogy for this might well turn out to be Oliver Queen's vigilante status in The CW's Arrow. That'd be a significant divergence from what other animated series have depicted in the past.
     
  8. Pfeiffer-Pfan

    Pfeiffer-Pfan Makin' Whoopee!

    Joined:
    Jul 24, 2007
    Messages:
    2,510
    Location:
    UK/Ireland
    Great... except it's on Amazon Prime, which isn't so great. Even with all 26 episodes of Beware the Batman, I still don't want to join that service.

    I guess this means Cartoon Network UK didn't want the series either. A shame really.
     
  9. Hordesman

    Hordesman slashor

    Joined:
    Apr 12, 2004
    Messages:
    7,178
    Location:
    Bobobo World
    I think the timing was bad. This show was made to tie into a movie series that's over and batman's 75th machine took over. I'm so pumped to see the rest of this show.
     
  10. RoyalRubble

    RoyalRubble Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Mar 8, 2009
    Messages:
    2,086
    Location:
    Earth
    Judging by those episode summaries, it looks like things are going to get interesting.

    Wasn't expecting Humpty Dumpty to make a return, or the addition of Killer Croc. I'm guessing Man-Bat (I think he was confirmed to appear on the show) will show up in "Doppelganger". Also, Deathstroke. :D Maybe my "theory" on his origin in this show was right.
     
  11. Hordesman

    Hordesman slashor

    Joined:
    Apr 12, 2004
    Messages:
    7,178
    Location:
    Bobobo World
    Deathstroke is pretty high priority right now with arrow and Arkham origins but you lurkers out there should know he wasn't the only figure in that wave that bbts had to restock.
     
  12. Nightwing26

    Nightwing26 New Member

    Joined:
    Jun 6, 2012
    Messages:
    1,412
    Could you please drop some hints on what exactly you're talking about, simply because I don't know what you're talking about and would really, really like to know. Thanks in advance!
     
  13. the_joker

    the_joker Member

    Joined:
    Mar 23, 2009
    Messages:
    474
    Certainly didn't expect Deathstroke to appear in the show. Looking forward to the rest of the show if the episodes can ever be viewed somehow. I'm hoping that Ron Perlman will voice Deathstroke again, but that doesn't seem likely.
     
  14. Hordesman

    Hordesman slashor

    Joined:
    Apr 12, 2004
    Messages:
    7,178
    Location:
    Bobobo World
    Deathstroke has several current/upcoming action figures in circulation from Mattel and DC Collectibles in lines such as Batman Unlimited, Batman Power Attack, Arrow and Arkham Origins. The second wave of DCC's Arkham Origins line is Deathstroke, Killer Croc, Deadshot, Firefly and Anarky. Online retailer big bad toystore recently restocked two figures from this assortment, Deathstroke and Anarky.
     
  15. GWOtaku

    GWOtaku Moderator

    Joined:
    Feb 21, 2003
    Messages:
    35,984
    Location:
    Arlington, VA
    Well...that's interesting. Beware the Batman is apparently headed for the Toonami block at 3 AM.

    https://twitter.com/SwimToonami/status/456558773142712321

    This is good for the block and it's better than nothing, but this also means that this is the first Batman cartoon normal Cartoon Network has apparently outright declined to finish. Meanwhile on Batman's 75th anniversary, you have two commemorative shorts premiering with Teen Titans Go and not new episodes of this at a time kids would be watching. I'll say it again, this is farcical.

    I don't know, this show's life is one bizarre story. This is a thrown-under-the-bus scenario where Cartoon Network is concerned, I don't understand it. Maybe one day we'll learn what the heck went on behind the scenes here.

    Edit: Justin DeMarco confirms here that they will be airing all 26 episodes. It starts May 10, which means we're into broadcast premieres starting with episode 12 on July 26 if my reckoning is right.
     
  16. James Harvey

    James Harvey Administrator

    Joined:
    Apr 23, 2001
    Messages:
    40,445
    Location:
    The World's Finest
    The World's Finest has posted a news item about this surprising Beware The Batman schedule update. Stay tuned for more details!
     
  17. mrbean1500

    mrbean1500 Member

    Joined:
    Jan 18, 2013
    Messages:
    309
    As much as I like Beware The Batman, I'm not staying up till 3am to watch it... which is probably what CN was hoping for.
     
  18. veemonjosh

    veemonjosh Get back, Jojo

    Joined:
    Sep 30, 2005
    Messages:
    27,388
    Location:
    The Grid
    Well, that's not entirely accurate. As I recall, Cartoon Network only ran the first season and a half (plus the movie) of The Batman. It didn't run in full on cable until it was thrown to Boomerang.
     
  19. Coach McGuirk

    Coach McGuirk New Member

    Joined:
    May 4, 2013
    Messages:
    76
    So the show supposedly had disappointing ratings in its Saturday morning time slot, and the remedy is to air it at 3AM....? This feels like a move where CN has absolutely no interest in the show and just wants to get the series done and over with at a time when no one will see it. I still fail to see what's so embarrassing about the show that it deserves such treatment. But hey, I'm all for it, as long as it means that the sooner the show airs, the sooner we can look forward to the second DVD/Bluray release.
     
    Last edited by a moderator: Apr 16, 2014
  20. Pfeiffer-Pfan

    Pfeiffer-Pfan Makin' Whoopee!

    Joined:
    Jul 24, 2007
    Messages:
    2,510
    Location:
    UK/Ireland
    I think that was their comittment to the show... the first two season and the movie, before moving it to Boomerang for a little while.

    And it was a Kids WB show, so it's not really the same thing.
     

Share This Page

Timing:
0.5154 seconds
Memory:
12.946 MB
DB Queries:
23