Warner Bros. Animation has recently announced exciting news for Batman fans – a new animated Batman Beyond film is in the works. Although the news was originally dropped in 2019, it has resurfaced again, and fans are excited for what’s in store. According to reporter Jeff Sneider’s podcast from March 2nd, the Batman Beyond movie is still in development, and fans are eagerly waiting for more news.
The Original Batman Beyond Series
The original animated series Batman Beyond aired in 1999 and had a total of 52 episodes. The show was well-received by fans and gained a cult following due to its darker themes. Set in the future, the series features the first teenage Batman in a series, Terry McGinnis. The show also features an aging Bruce Wayne, who trains Terry to become the new Batman. The show’s popularity spawned a straight-to-video animated movie called Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker.
Fans have already expressed their excitement on Twitter, with some referring to Batman as “Peakman.” However, some fans are confused about the news, as they had not received any updates in some time. To add to this, there are concerns about whether the film will fit the plans for DC’s future, now that DC Films President Walter Hamada has been replaced by James Gunn and Peter Safran.
The New Batman Beyond Movie
Daniel Casey, writer of Fast and Furious 9, is in charge of the script for the new Batman Beyond film, and reportedly has already written multiple drafts. This suggests that the film was possibly commissioned in response to the success of Marvel’s Spider-man into the Spider-Verse, which received great reviews and was a box-office hit. With the sequel to that film set to release in June 2023, it’s uncertain whether Batman Beyond will be able to catch up.
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There has also been talk of a live-action Batman Beyond, which was meant to star Michael Keaton, returning as an older Bruce Wayne. Unfortunately, the project has been cancelled due to the new direction the DC Universe is taking under the leadership of James Gunn and Peter Safran. However, fans can still hope to see Keaton in The Flash.
For now, fans of Batman Beyond can only stay positive and hope that the film’s promo run will begin soon. After all, fans of the series have been waiting for decades for this film, and their patience has been rewarded with the announcement that a new animated film is in the works. The anticipation for this film is clear, especially after the success of Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker, and fans are excited to see where the film takes the series next.
In conclusion, the announcement of a new animated Batman Beyond film has excited fans all over the world. Although there are concerns about whether the film will fit into the new direction of the DC Universe, it’s clear that fans have been waiting for this moment for some time. With the live-action Batman Beyond now cancelled, fans can still hope to see Michael Keaton as Bruce Wayne in The Flash. All we can do for now is stay hopeful and wait for the movie’s release.