Warner Bros. Home Entertainment has announced that they are remastering the iconic 1990s “Batman: The Animated Series” for Blu-ray release in the latter half of 2018.
The news came during a New York Comic Con panel on Sunday afternoon marking the 25th anniversary of the original’s premiere in 1992 on FOX.
Gary Miereanu, a Warner Bros. representative, held up a DVD box set to giveaway saying this would be the last time Warners would be giving away a set on DVD – because a remastered Blu-ray version of the series is scheduled to be released “later in the year in 2018”.
No word as yet if the remaster will be released only on Blu-ray, or if it will come to 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray as well. It’s also unclear if the studio will put out individual Blu-ray ‘volume’ packages like the DVD sets from 2005 or if it will release one major Blu-ray set for the 85-episode original series and the 24 episodes of The New Batman Adventures ala the 2008 “Batman: The Complete Animated Series” DVD boxset.
More details will hopefully be forthcoming soon.