This edition of the Geek News Brief includes stories about Batman: Caped Crusader, Peacemaker's release date, DC's animated movie slate for 2022, and The Flash's new costume for Season 8.

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Batman: Caped Crusader producers reveal more details about the series

In a presentation at DC FanDome, producers Bruce Timm, JJ Abrams, Matt Reeves, and James Tucker explained their vision for the upcoming show, Batman: Caped Crusader. Timm, who co-created Batman: The Animated Series, highlighted that “It’s more Batman: The Animated Series than Batman: The Animated Series.”

Timm went on to clarify that the show will capture what he was originally aiming for with the classic series, saying, “It kind of goes back to the original principles of the show that we originally came up with in the early 90s. There were certain limitations on what we could do in terms of adult content, violence, and adult themes.”

Reeves added in that this version of Batman is currently alone when we meet him. There’s no Justice League. There aren’t any other superheroes. You’re watching this lone figure swimming through the cesspool of Gotham. It’s Batman, alone.

They also suggested that while it’s taking a lot from Batman: The Animated Series, this is still a new story with its own interpretations of characters and their relationships. The Joker and Penguin from The Animated Series won’t necessarily be the same versions of those characters that we see in Caped Crusader. Gordon isn’t Batman’s ally yet and there’s nothing assumed that he will or won’t be.

Timm mentioned that the look of the show will be similar to what he created in his own Batman: Strange Days short, which was heavily noir-influenced, but Caped Crusader won’t share the same black and white appearance as the short.

Peacemaker series gets a release date

Along with debuting its first trailer, DC has revealed that James Gunn’s Peacemaker series will debut on HBO Max on January 13, 2022. John Cena will reprise his role as Peacemaker from The Suicide Squad for the eight-episode season. Gunn wrote all eight episodes of the show and directed five.

DC Animated Movies for 2022 revealed

DC has revealed their full slate of home release animated movies for 2022. The first is the previously announced Catwoman: Hunted, which debuted a trailer at DC FanDome, and will available on February 8th.

In addition to Catwoman: Hunted, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment will also release Green Lantern: Beware My Power, Battle of the Super Sons, and a film for younger fans, Teen Titans Go! & DC Super Hero Girls: Mayhem in the Multiverse.

Joining the lineup will be DC Showcase – Constantine: House of Mystery, the latest compilation of animated shorts anchored by a story involving the Hellblazer himself, and the release of Batman: The Long Halloween – Deluxe Edition, which melds both halves of the story into one dynamic thriller.

The Flash gets a new costume for Season 8

Throughout the first seven seasons of The Flash, Barry Allen’s costume has constantly evolved. Season 8 will continue this trend, as The Flash will get another brand-new costume for the upcoming return of the series.

During DC FanDome, producers of The Flash debuted a new picture of Grant Gustin in costume. Among the changes are a newly designed center crest and the wings on his mask. The biggest addition however, are the Flash’s golden boots, which had been left out until now. Gustin added that the golden boots were the final element that’s been missing, bringing this suit closer to the comic design than any previous iteration.

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Rob Logan

Rob is a movie buff, computer whiz, gamer, huge Batman fan, and above all... a geek. In addition to being the Founder and Host of The Geek Generation, he is also a photographer, graphic designer, certified clinical hypnotherapist, a former professional wrestler, and a current superhero.

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