DC Comics has announced that a new animated series, titled Beware the Batman, will premiere in 2013 [via The World’s Finest]:
In the series, Batman will team up with a younger female sidekick named Katana. During the keynote, Register added that Katana will fill the sidekick role, but won’t be a replacement for Robin.
“Katana is gonna be his new Robin, but not necessarily,” Register said.
The new series will focus on more obscure villains in the DC Comics universe:
“We went in deeper into the villain library and pulled out some other villains. We didn’t want to do another Joker story…there’s too many of them.”
“We just needed to do something new, so we’re starting off with new villains,” he concluded.