Batman is heading to Mexico! HBO Max Latin America has ordered an animated movie titled Batman Azteca: Choque de Imperios (via Deadline). The title translates to Aztec Batman: Clash of Empires and will be in the Spanish language.
Batman Azteca: Choque de Imperios will take place in Aztec Mexico and will immerse viewers in the culture of Mesoamerica. This is also the first collaboration between Warner Bros Animation and Mexico’s Anima and Chatrone.
The feature will follow a Yohualli Coatl, whose father, village leader Toltecatzin, is murdered by Spanish Conquistadors. The young boy then flees to Tenochtitlan to warn King Moctezuma and his high priest, Yoka, of looming danger. He trains with his mentor and assistant, Acatzin, using the temple of Tzinacan, the bat god, as a lair. All the while developing equipment and weaponry to confront the Spanish invasion, protect Moctezuma’s temple, and avenge his father’s death.
Horacio Garcia Rojas (Narcos: Mexico) will voice the lead character of Yohualli Coatl whilst Juan Meza-León (Harley Quinn) will serve as director. José C. García de Letona, Aaron D. Berger, Carina Schulze and Fernando De Fuentes all will serve as producers of the film.
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 and ensure that the indigenous representation portrayed in the movie is appropriate and relevant.