The nixed Batman Beyond movie with Michael Keaton was deliberate to additionally resuscitate a romantic storyline with Catwoman, probably with Michelle Pfeiffer.
More particulars are coming in in regards to the secret Batman Beyond film that was within the works at DCU. Just not too long ago, new rumors have emerged in regards to the movie, which was deliberate to function each an adaptation of the animated collection Batman Beyond in addition to an offshoot of The Flash. Michael Keaton would return as an older Bruce Wayne to mentor a youthful Dark Knight with the screenplay coming from Christina Hodson (The Flash, Batgirl).
Reportedly, the mission was scrapped after James Gunn and Peter Safran got here on board to take management of the DCU’s future plans. Per THR, Hodson had pitched her take to the executives at Warner Bros. Discovery, who had been mentioned to be “excited” in regards to the movie. The screenplay was within the works till, in line with the most recent report, Gunn and Safran put the kibosh on the film about two weeks after their hiring was introduced.
What’s worse for followers of the basic Batman films starring Keaton was that there have been additionally large plans for one more main character to look. Word is the movie would’ve featured a rekindled romance between Batman and Catwoman, and it appears doubtless that the purpose would have been for Michelle Pfeiffer to reunite together with her Batman Returns co-star to reprise the function. Pfeiffer has even mentioned publicly that she’d be open to such a return, so it appears doubtless that it might have occurred if the mission had been to have moved ahead.
“I’d consider it,” Pfeiffer beforehand advised THR in April. “She pulled off the almost impossible combo of sexy, ironic, tragic, dangerous, and just plain good.”
The excellent news for followers upset in regards to the Batman Beyond film tapering off earlier than it was even formally introduced is that it does not essentially imply that the present’s characters cannot nonetheless pop up within the DCU. The THR report notes that Gunn and Safran “may even love” Terry McGinnis, the central character in Batman Beyond who turns into the brand new Batman following Bruce Wayne’s retirement. But there’s nothing set in stone, and an look within the DCU from Terry is not going to be as satisfying as a full-fledged Batman Beyond movie for the followers who’ve lengthy wished to see it occur.
Keaton will nonetheless be seen as his model of Batman when The Flash hits theaters on June 16, 2023. He would have additionally been seen in Batgirl, however that film was controversially canceled as properly earlier than Gunn and Safran had even gotten concerned with the DCU. It’s one other robust break for Hodson with two thrilling initiatives canceled in a row, however at the very least with Batman Beyond, the complete movie hadn’t but been already filmed.