HBO Max orders animated feature set in Mexico – Deadline

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Batman goes to Mexico.

HBO Max Latin America has ordered an original animated feature that takes the DC Comics character south of the border.

The streamer will kick off the Dark Knight story Batman Azteca: Choque De Imperios (Batman Aztec: Clash of Empires). The news was unveiled at the Guadalajara International Film Festival.

The animated feature comes from Warner Bros. Animation and DC in partnership with Anima and Chatrone.

During the time of the Aztec Empire, Yohualli Coatl – a young Aztec boy – experiences tragedy when his father and village chief, Toltecatzin, is assassinated by Spanish conquistadors. Yohualli escapes to Tenochtitlan to warn King Moctezuma and his high priest, Yoka, of impending danger. Using the Temple of Tzinacan, the Bat God, as a lair, Yohualli trains with his mentor and assistant, Acatzin, developing equipment and weapons to face the Spanish invasion, protect Moctezuma’s temple, and avenge the death of his father.

Juan Meza-Leon (harley quinn) serves as director, José C. García de Letona, Aaron D. Berger, Carina Schulze and Fernando De Fuentes as producers of the film which will be produced entirely in Mexico, feature local talent and showcase the abundant art of the region. Sam Register and Tomás Yankelevich are executive producers.

Alejandro Díaz Barriga, a consultant specializing in Mesoamerican studies and the ethnic history of Mexico and the Andean region, will work with the creative team to ensure that the indigenous representation portrayed in the film is appropriate and relevant.

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