Display ad
HomeTechnologyGadgetsWB Had a Batman Beyond Movie in the Works, Now That's on...

WB Had a Batman Beyond Movie in the Works, Now That’s on Ice

Cover art for Batman Beyond: Neo-Year #1.

Image: Christian Ward/DC Comics

The nonetheless pretty current hiring of James Gunn and Peter Safran to move up Warner Bros.’ DC Films arm has despatched some ripples by the already turbulent air of DC films. Wonder Woman’s third film was placed on ice forward of Gunn and Safran’s pitch to WB for his or her general plan, sequels for Superman and Black Adam could have gotten backburnered, and so forth. Things are at present so unsure that even films you’d anticipate to be a positive factor are not going ahead for the time being, like a Batman Beyond film.

Yep, that was one thing within the works. Per the Hollywood Reporter’s current Heat Vision information letter, a film for the futuristic iteration of the Caped Crusader isn’t going ahead for the time being. Booooooooooo. A script was within the works from Batgirl and The Flash author Christina Hodson, one stated to have excited executives, however Hodson has now reportedly been informed to cease engaged on it. According to sources talking to the Reporter, Michael Keaton would’ve come again as an older Bruce, and the hope was to additionally embrace a romance with Catwoman, perhaps even going as far as to deliver again Michelle Pfeiffer’s model of the character from Batman Returns.

Batman Beyond Intro HD

If you weren’t born but when Batman Beyond was on the air again in 1999 on KidsWB, the elevator pitch is that Batman (voiced again then by Kevin Conroy) retired and punk teenager Terry McGinnis (Will Friedle) took the mantle. The present gained a cult following again then, thanks partly to its connection to the DC Animated Universe, however its standing as part of Batman historical past since then has been…kinda difficult. Terry and his supporting forged had been built-in into the principle DC Comics canon, however that didn’t actually imply something till the aftermath of the New 52’s “Futures End” occasion, and he’s headlined his personal comedian within the years since. He’s nonetheless Bruce’s eventual son, however now the specialness of that’s diminished by the existence of Damian Wayne and DC probably not doing any time shenanigans to deliver Terry within the relative DC current day.

With how beloved Batman Beyond is, and the way a lot DC loves pulling that Batman set off, a film appears like a no brainer. Maybe it’ll nonetheless occur after Gunn and Safran’s pitch, however remember the fact that Gunn himself stated that the duo would probably make some strikes that may piss people off. It might simply as nicely be {that a} Batman Beyond movie is one thing we don’t ever get to see.

Want extra io9 information? Check out when to anticipate the newest Marvel, Star Wars, and Star Trek releases, what’s subsequent for the DC Universe on film and TV, and all the pieces it’s worthwhile to learn about James Cameron’s Avatar: The Way of Water.



Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Most Popular