Warner Bros. has announced a brand new project created specifically out of the Latin America project called Batman Azteca: Choque de Imperios, which translates to Aztec Batman: Clash of Empires. The animated film is part of a new collaboration between Warner Bros. Animation, Particular Crowd, Mexico’s Anima, and producer Chatrone.
The original film will be produced in Spanish and takes Batman and places him in a world of Aztec Mexico and dives into the culture of Mesoamerica.
The tale centers on a young Aztec boy, Yohualli Coatl, whose father, village leader Toltecatzin, is murdered by Spanish Conquistadors. Coatl flees to Tenochtitlan to warn King Moctezuma and his high priest, Yoka, of looming 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 confront the Spaniard invasion, protect Moctezuma’s temple, and avenge his father’s death,” the synopsis reads.
Juan Meza-Leon, who has previously directed episodes of Harley Quinn, will direct the new animated film. The film will be produced by Anima’s Jose C. Garcia de Letona and Fernando De Fuentes as well as Chatrone’s Aaron D. Berger and Carina Schulze. Sam Register and Tomas Yankelevich serve as executive producers.
The film will work closely with Alejandro Díaz Barriga, an expert in Mesoamerican studies and the ethnic history of Mexico while creating the film.
What do you think of Batman Azteca: Choque de Imperios being announced? Will this be a unique film that furthers the Batman Universe, or is this just using the name of Batman to sell something?