Batman Beyond, also known as Batman of the Future, is an Emmy Award-winning American animated television series created by The WB Television Network in collaboration with DC Comics and Warner Bros. Animation as a continuation of the Batman legacy. It began airing on January 10, 1999, and ended its run on May 18, 2002. After 52 episodes spanning three seasons and one direct-to-video film, the series was put on hold for the new Justice League animated series despite the network having announced plans for a fourth season.
To help celebrate Batman's 75th Anniversary this year, Warner Bros. commissioned Darwyn Cooke to create a new Batman short set within the world of the animated series Batman Beyond, which the studio debuted at WonderCon yesterday. The full short can now be watched online, featuring the return of Batman Beyond voice actors Kevin Conroy and Will Friedle as Batman/Bruce Wayne and Terry McGinnis. The short will also air Wednesday, April 23 after an episode of Teen Titans. It isn't known if this short is being used to gauge fan response to see if Batman Beyond can come back, after its original run lasted between 1999 and 2001.
In related news, Toonami's Jason DeMarco announced that Beware the Batman, which joins the Adult Swim/Toonami lineup on May 10, will air all of the previously unaired episodes on the network.Read More
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.Read More
You can bring home a beloved animated series in its entirety when Batman Beyond: The Complete Series is released on DVD November 23. This nine-disc set will contain all 52 episodes of the animated series and will be priced at $99.98 SRP. The set will also contain a 24-page collectible booklet. You can take a look at the packaging and special features for this new set below, which features over 20 hours of content. The series starred Kevin Conroy and Will Friedle, Lauren Tom and Cree Summer, along with many guest stars which you can read about below.
Batman Beyond: The Complete Series centers on Terry McGinnis, an ordinary teenager ... until his father is mysteriously murdered. Suspecting foul play at his father's company, Wayne/Powers Corporation, Terry meets Bruce Wayne and learns of a secret identity hidden for decades. Now too old to don the cape and cowl as Batman, Wayne refuses to help - so Terry does what any brash young kid would do: steal the Bat-suit and take matters into his own hands! Vowing to avenge his father's death, Terry dons the high-tech suit tricked out with jetpacks, a supersensitive microphone and even camouflage capabilities in search of his father's assassin. It's 52 action-packed episodes following the adventures of the partnership between an ex-crimefighter and his apprentice, starring Will Friedle (Boy Meets World) as Terry McGinnis and, reprising his seminal role, Kevin Conroy (Batman: The Animated Series) as Bruce Wayne.Read More