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DC's Next Batman Movie Unveils First Look Photo

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DC Studios' first project under the DC Elsewords banner, Batman Azteca: Choque de Imperios, releases its first official image.

The image was shared by Batman Azteca: Choque de Imperios' Concept Environment Artist Jose Iturriaga. The upcoming animated movie will be produced by James Gunn and Peter Safran as part of their vision for the DC Universe's future. The film introduces a standalone Elseworlds story that diverges from the DCU canon. In the released image, Batman appears with glowing yellow eyes, showcasing the unique aesthetic of this iteration.



@Kuzeh on X released the image accompanied by the message, "The first official image from the Batman Azteca animated film has been released! I had the honor of working as Concept Environment Artist and cannot wait to see the film when it’s released on [Max]!"


Batman Azteca: Choque de Imperios Is in the Works at Max Latin America 

Batman Azteca: Choque de Imperios (Aztec Batman: Clash of Empires) is set to debut on Max Latin America. The film delves into the tale of Yohualli Coatl, who adopts the mantle of Batman after witnessing his father's murder by Spanish Conquistadors. Yohualli undergoes intensive training within the temple of the bat god Tzinacan, serving as the film's equivalent of the Batcave, as he prepares to seek vengeance against the Conquistadors. The story also delves into the transformation of the conservative priest Yoka into madness after receiving divine instructions to conduct human sacrifices, ultimately turning into the Joker.


The film will be directed by Harley Quinn director Juan Meza-Leon and will be produced entirely in Mexico. Yohualli Coatl/Batman will be voiced by Narcos: Mexico star Horacio Garcia Rojas. Joining Rojas are Omar Chaparro as the Joker and Money Heist actor Álvaro Morte portraying Two-Face. Two-Face is depicted as Hernán Cortés, the scarred leader of the Conquistadors driven to villainy after being injured in battle.

The Elseworlds imprint was first used by DC Comics in 1989 and offered readers stories set outside the canon of the DC Universe. These publications explored alternate realities, diverging from the established continuity of time. The first work in the Elseworlds line was the 1989 miniseries Gotham by Gaslight by Brian Augustyn and Mike Mignola. This tale depicted significant alterations to the Batman mythos, with the Caped Crusader pursuing Jack the Ripper in a Victorian-era rendition of Gotham City.

James Gunn previously hinted that Joker: Folie à Deux and Matt Reeves' The Batman Universe would mark the beginning of DC live-action films under the Elseworlds banner.


Batman Azteca: Choque de Imperios does not currently have a release date.

Source: @Kuzeh via X



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