What. The. Fuck.
So DC and Cartoon Network announced a new Batman animated series (to take the place of the super-awesome Batman: Brave & The Bold, I assume), called Beware The Batman. The show is set to air in 2013, and it looks as if it’s a hyper-stylized take on the Bruce Timm Batman: TAS design aesthetic. What you’ll notice in the promo image right away is the lack of any iconic Batman villains (the ones pictured are newer, Grant Morrison creations from the comic books), and that Batman is flanked by third-tier DC character Katana, and a gun-totin, badass Alfred.
Bizarre designs aside, is anyone disturbed by the fact that Robin has been replaced by an obscure character like Katana, or that Alfred is poppin’ caps in the asses of Gotham’s Underworld? Then again, maybe it isn’t such a stretch. Would you be shocked to see Michael Caine break out an AK-47 in one of Nolan’s bat-flicks? No, because he’s Michael fucking Caine. By the way, if you say “My Cocaine” really fast, you’ll sound like Michael Caine saying his own name. Try it, it’s fun.