It’s been almost a year since we’ve first heard of Cartoon Network and HBO Max’s Batmobile cartoon Batwheels. The series is aimed at preschoolers and marks DC’s first foray into the market. Even with its younger demographic, the series has nabbed quite the name as Moon Knight and Before Sunset‘s Ethan Hawke joined the project to voice Batman. He’ll be one of three human characters, which also includes Duke Thomas and Cassandra Cain. It will explore the world from the perspective of five anthropomorphic vehicles from the bat family and the sentient Bat-computer. Here’s also a first look at the three human characters:
He’s joining the voice cast, as Cobra Kai‘s Jacob Bertrand will voice the series’ main protagonist, as the name suggests, Batmobile named Bam. Here’s the official description:
Having just been created by the Batcomputer, our heroes are essentially kids with little to no life experience. Led by Bam (The Batmobile), the Batwheels – Bibi (The Batgirl Cycle), Redbird (Robin’s Sports Car), The Batwing and Buff (The Bat Truck) – must navigate the growing pains of being a newly formed super team as well as the growing pains that come with just being a kid. This relatable and aspirational series will follow the journey of this dynamic team as they thrill and entertain with their heroic adventures as well as demonstrate to kids the value of self-confidence, friendship and teamwork.
It sounds like a great series for young DC fans getting into the franchise. It’s uncertain what role the human characters will have and how much one can expect of Ethan Hawke. His inclusion is a great way to show that actors of any caliber can also do some work for a younger audience to enjoy. It may introduce a young mind to the world of Batman and set them on a journey to uncover their new favorite superhero.
Source: Comic Book