HBO Max has officially announced its next DC animated film, titled Batman Azteca: Choque de Imperios, which hails from Warner Bros. Animation. The film will feature the voice of Horacio Garcia Rojas (Narcos: Mexico) in the leading role of Yohualli Coatl.
Batman Azteca: Choque de Imperios will be directed by Juan Meza-León (Harley Quinn). It is set to take place against the backdrop of the captivating history of Mexico and immerse fans around the world in the exciting culture of Mesoamerica.
“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,” reads the synopsis. “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, protect Moctezuma’s temple, and avenge his father’s death.”
The film is produced by Warner Bros. Animation, Anima, and Chatrone. Producers are José C. García de Letona, Aaron D. Berger, Carina Schulze, and Fernando De Fuentes, with Sam Register and Tomás Yankelevich serving as executive producers. Alejandro Diaz Barriga has also been enlisted as a consultant specializing in Mesoamerican studies and the ethnic history of Mexico and the Andean region.