'Batman Azteca: Choque de Imperios’: Who is Aztec Dark Knight? DC announces Mexican adaptation of superhero
The movie revolves around Aztec boy Yohualli who seeks revenge from Spanish invaders for murdering his father
Fans who loved reading DC Comics in their childhood, definitely have watched all the iconic DC Universe films. ‘Batman’ is one such iconic character in DC Universe which has been reimagined by many filmmakers over the years with new spins to it. Now, there is exciting news for all Batman fans. HBO Max Latin America has officially given a green signal for a Mexican animation film based on Batman. The film’s title is ‘Batman Azteca: Choque de Imperios’.
Even though the much-awaited film ‘Batman Azteca: Choque de Imperios’ is a long way to go, this new and enthralling version of DC’s "Dark Knight" detective Batman, a caped crusader who fights for justice, has already started grabbing the eyeballs of fans. It has also created a lot of buzz amongst netizens as well. Till the film gets made, you can check out iconic animation series and films like ‘Harley Quinn’, ‘The Batman’, and ‘Batman: The Animated Series’.
HBO Max officially made the exciting announcement at the Guadalajara International Film Festival 2022 in Mexico that they are onboard to conceptualize and produce a whole new feature-length animation film titled ‘Batman Azteca: Choque De Imperios’, which translates in English to ‘Aztec Batman: Clash of Empires’. This original Spanish language animated film’s plot places the Batman in Aztec, Mexico, and has a setting that describes the amazing culture of Mesoamerica.
Who is voicing the Aztec Batman in ‘Batman Azteca: Choque de Imperios’?
The following actor has been confirmed for the film.
Horacio Garcia Rojas as Batman Yohualli Coatl
Noted Mexican star and producer Horacio Garcia Rojas, who is known for his performance in the hit Netflix series ‘Narcos: Mexico’ and ‘Diablero’, will be giving his voice to the lead character of Batman Yohualli Coatl in the awaited Mexican animated feature film ‘Batman Azteca: Choque de Imperios’. He has also acted in films like ‘Book of Love’ and ‘Cry Macho’. He was also seen in the television miniseries ‘Texas Rising’.
What is 'Batman Azteca: Choque de Imperios’ all about?
The official synopsis of the film reads, “In the time of the Aztec Empire, Yohualli Coatl — a young Aztec boy — experiences tragedy when his father and village leader, Toltecatzin, is murdered by Spanish Conquistadors. Yohualli escapes to Tenochtitlan to warn King Moctezuma and his high priest, Yoka, of imminent 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, and protect Moctezuma’s temple, and avenge his father’s death."
The animated film ‘Batman Azteca: Choque de Imperios’ will be entirely produced and filmed in Mexico with local talent. ‘Harley Quinn’ series fame Juan Meza-León will be helming this film. José C García de Letona, Aaron D Berger, Carina Schulze and Fernando De Fuentes serve as the producers of the movie.
Alejandro Díaz Barriga, who is an expert on Mesoamerican studies and the ethnic history of Mexico and the Andean region, is going to be working very closely with the team of ‘Batman Azteca: Choque de Imperios’ to ensure that the original representation portrayed in the animation flick is apt and correct.
‘Batman Azteca: Choque de Imperios’ has also been added to the intriguing roster of upcoming Batman animated projects like ‘DC League of Super-Pets’ releasing on July 29, ‘Batwheels’ in Fall 2022, and the highly-anticipated 'Batman: Caped Crusader' (2023).