Is Warner Bros. Rebooting the ‘Batman’ Franchise with ‘Batman Beyond’?

The studio is apparently considering adapting this 1999 animated series to live action, which follows a new Batman mentored by an older Bruce Wayne.
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Is Warner Bros. Rebooting the ‘Batman’ Franchise with ‘Batman Beyond’?

Warner Bros. considers adapting Batman Beyond for their Batman Reboot Ever since Christopher Nolan completed his Dark Knight trilogy last summer with The Dark Knight Rises, Warner Bros. has been trying to figure out what to do with their planned Untitled Batman Reboot. They've considered reintroducing the popular DC Comics character in Justice League, there was then talk that Ben Affleck might write and direct a new version of the legendary superhero story, and some even speculated that Joseph Gordon-Levitt's Robin might take over the franchise.

Now comes word that Warner Bros. is planning to adapt the 1999 animated series Batman Beyond into a live action adventure as their way to next cash in on the vigilante superhero.

The animated series followed the exploits of teenager Terry McGinnis, who picks up the mantle of Batman in a futuristic Gotham City (dubbed Neo Gotham), with a much older Bruce Wayne serving as his mentor. The series ran from 1999 to 2001 on The WB network (now The CW). It is also the title of an ongoing DC Comics series still in publication.

This news should be taken as rumor for the time being, but there is speculation that Joseph Gordon-Levitt, who played John Blake (aka Robin) in The Dark Knight Rises could be used as a substitute for McGinnis and that Christian Bale could return as the older mentor Bruce Wayne, even if it is a glorified cameo. That scenario is, however, very unlike as Christopher Nolan is done with the Batman universe.

It is stated that Justice League would still focus on the Bruce Wayne version of Batman, with this adaptation taking place in a future that was inline with what we see happen in that film and the rest of the DC film Universe, including Man of Steel and its upcoming sequels.

This is reportedly not the only Untitled Batman Reboot idea on the table. What do you think? Do you want to see Batman Beyond in the flesh and on the big screen?

Untitled Batman Reboot is in development .

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  • Juicy1 • 2 years ago

    I WANT BATMAN BEYOND MOVIE

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    • Juicy1 • 2 years ago

      I WANT BATMAN BEYOND MOVIE IN 2015 AND I WANT TWO BATMAN AND I WANT BATMAN BEYOND MOVIE ACTION FIGURE TOYS AND VEHICES TOYS

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      • Justin-Davidson • 2 years ago

        KEVIN CONROY MUST BE OLD BRUCE WAYNE. NO EXCEPTIONS.

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        • Shine-Bright • 2 years ago

          A Batman Beyond movie would be awesome just look at the movie poster

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          • gyrene68 • 2 years ago

            Has to be better than nothing. Liked the animated series. Actually, all the Batman animated shows were better than the movies.

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            • Dylan-Derryberry • 2 years ago

              I wonder how well this rumor is in tact after WB's World's Finest announcement...

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              • 2movieguys • 2 years ago

                Give it some time to rest!

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                • mieko-siede • 2 years ago

                  @ejk1 I find myself hating auto-correct sometimes too. lol!

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                  • ejk1 • 2 years ago

                    @mieko-siede I agree. Trying to immolate Marvel would only get DC in massive amounts of trouble, lol. Auto-correct stinks, sometimes, doesn't it?

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                    • WhiskeyDeltaEcho • 2 years ago

                      Clint Eastwood as old Bruce Wayne FTW!!!

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                      • gandoff • 2 years ago

                        Why?.... To reboot Batman in a Non Nolan way? Fact is to me, Batman Beyond was a good animation show. But I just do not want it as a movie line, when you contend with JLA. Also, Joel Shoemacker's two Batman films, Forever and Batman and Robin, to me, had major steam punk feel to me in character designs like Bane, Mr. Freeze, and the look of vehicles as a example. Rather see a reboot, then Beyond. But also rather see a new director take the helm of this Begins realistic Batman world, and go forward. Even if it means some new cast members...

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                        • mieko-siede • 2 years ago

                          @Lwazi-Vuso DC is doing the right thing by NOT trying to immolate Marvel franchises. It's enough that they're introducing the shared universe aspect. But to effectively compete with their rival company they can't follow the exact same blueprint. What's done has been done for Marvel now DC has to establish their own path. I'd like for them to find a way to incorporate the Dark Knight trilogy in with a JL movie. Do something between the timeline of The Dark Knight and The Dark Knight Rises before Bruce goes into complete seclusion. Or just simply re-introduce Bruce/Batman in the Man of Steel sequel or use The Justice League to draw the Batman out and introduce him and establish a new storyline for him stemming from the aftermath of The Justice League. But Marvel has its respective formula and DC has its own.

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                          • phatalphd • 2 years ago

                            Would be dope, but that kinda rules out any kind of batman involvement with JLA. So just for that I think this rumor is bogus. Of all those ideas, robin taking over for batman sounds the most appealing to me.

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                            • bawnian-dexeus • 2 years ago

                              @narrator Be awesome 20 years down the line

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                              • Lwazi-Vuso • 2 years ago

                                They shouldn't take the Marvel route with the Shared-Universe idea. They should just make stand-alone solo films and stand-alone Justice League films... This way they can give us different takes on the characters for eg. we can have "Golden Boy" Superman in Man of Steel and "@$$hole" Superman in the Justice League... With A-hole Superman in JL we could have a clash of egos with Hard-nosed Batman which would set up a Superman vs Batman scenario in the future a la The Dark Knight Returns part 2.

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                                • Eddie-Hannebohn • 2 years ago

                                  If a batman reboot is to happen then get Michael Keton to play bruce wanye.

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                                  • moviemouse • 2 years ago

                                    just introduce batman in a batman and superman movie with Henry cavil then do solo dc movies then justice league

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                                    • Brizzy • 2 years ago

                                      If done well, it could be awesome.

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                                      • Lwazi-Vuso • 2 years ago

                                        I thought the "Dredd" script would have been perfect for a "Batman Beyond" film... In the future The Batman is regarded as a somewhat Supercop; no longer considered a vigilante. The Dredd characters Ma-Ma, Cassandra Anderson and Kay are replaced by Poison Ivy, Maxine Gibson and Killer Croc (or any other villian that provides a physical challenge)... Following the death of the second Batman (John Blake) this Batman carries a gun and uses deadly force (a la Damian Wayne)... Poison Ivy's Slo-Mo drug is made from the extracts of various exotic flowers; Maxine has no psychic powers and with her help Batman slowly adopts the old Batman policy of no guns and no killing and Batman never takes of his mask throughout the entire film until the sequel.

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                                        • therealGoku • 2 years ago

                                          @Random666 the flash was NOT a scientist -___- lol

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