Comic-Con: Glen Murakami and Mitch Watson Talk BEWARE THE BATMAN, Dealing with Villains New to Animation, an All New Batman, and More

     July 19, 2012


Once Batman: Brave and the Bold left the air, fans knew it was only a matter of time before the Dark Knight returned to Cartoon Network.  When the new show Beware the Batman was announced and a promotional image appeared fans began the usual chatter.  The initial image featured a grim Batman, a gun toting Alfred, as well as two villains from Grant Morrison’s energetic and borderline insane Black Glove storyline: Professor Pyg and Mister Toad.  While fan reaction was mixed, the buzz was already starting to pick up steam when Cartoon Network brought DC Nation to a panel and press day for Comic Con 2012 this year.

Though Beware the Batman is still a ways off from premiering, Executive Producers Glen Murakami and Mitch Watson had plenty to say about the new show.  In a brief video interview the duo talked about the difference between creating comedy and drama, getting to the essence of character, handing off their previous creations to new creators, and what an entirely new (to TV) Rogues Gallery will reveal about Batman himself.  Check out the video after the jump.

Check out all our Comic Con coverage hereDC Nation airs Saturday mornings from 10:00–11:00 a.m. ET/PT on Cartoon Network. Beware the Batman will join the show sometime in 2013.