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The Dark Knight Moves to Mexico (and HBO Max) • ENTER.CO

HBO Max continues to bet on animated productions inspired by its DC heroes and the most recent one is quite interesting. This is Aztec Batman: Clash of Empires, a film for HBO Max that will reimagine the character as a warrior of the Aztec empire. The project was revealed during the Guadalajara International Film Festival and confirmed by HBO Max Latin America this week.

The official synopsis for Batman Azteca reads as follows: “In the time of the Aztec Empire, Yohualli Coatl, a young Aztec, experiences a tragedy when his father and village leader, Toltecatzin, is assassinated by the Spanish conquistadors. Yohualli escapes to Tenochtitlán to warn King Moctezuma and his high priest, Yoka, of the impending danger. Using the temple of Tzinacan, the bat god, as a lair, Yohualli trains with his mentor and assistant, Acatzin, developing equipment and weaponry to face the Spanish invasion, protect Moctezuma’s temple, and avenge the death of his father.” .

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Batman Azteca will be produced entirely in Mexico. This means that instead of assigning the project to one of its animation houses in the United States, the team has recruited local artists to bring this version of the Dark Knight to HBO Max screens. The same goes for the voice cast (which has yet to be confirmed).

HBO Max is definitely taking note of Netflix. The platform stood out at the time for betting on the talent of producers and stories outside the United States. In the case of Colombia, that meant series like ‘Distrito Salvaje’. HBO Max’s strategy seems to be more aimed at taking advantage of its IPs and giving them a more regional tone. An idea that seems smart, considering that it is one of its greatest strengths.

Images: HBO Max

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