There’s finally some more news on the big Thundercats reboot based on the popular animated series from the 80’s that we heard about a while back. Recently, Michael Jelenic producer on Batman: The Brave and the Bold and writer of the upcoming Superman/Shazam: The Return of Black Adam animated short) had this to say about the project,
“One thing is that I tried to simplify the mythology a little bit,” “It’s a pretty complicated backstory that borrows from a lot of other sci-fi stuff, like Superman and Star Wars. In developing this, I wanted it to be a little more simple. In the other version, there’s something like three different planets involved, and they all converge onto one planet, and nobody’s really connected. I just wanted to bring that all together.”
I for one, think this is a brilliant idea. When things like this are less complex in tends to bring in a whole new audience and expand the show to a whole new group of people. That, more than anything else is usually the point of a reboot in the first place.
Jelenic also added,
“Everyone always wants to know about Snarf. … He will be in it, and he will not talk. Don’t worry. He won’t be going, ‘Lion-O, why don’t you do this?’ It’s funny, because people are always like, ‘I hate Snarf! Wait, you’re not going to put him in? That’s terrible!'”
Again I have to say that this also is a pretty smart idea. Having a character like that can definitely make viewers stray from the show and luckily Jelenic has now eliminated that problem but has also kept a pivotal chracter.
In addition to keeping Snarf around the show will also be animated by the same Japanese company who did the Animatrix. The Thundercats reboot will be hitting Cartoon Network in 2011. So what do you guys think about these new tid bits of info??