It seems as though Warner Bro’s isn’t ready to let go of releasing more Batman stories. Now with the success of “Joker” we may as well get comfortable with seeing the caped crusader hitting the big screen a lot more. A new report reveals that the studio is already hoping to bring back Michael Keaton to reprise his role as Bruce Wayne in a live-action Batman Beyond film.
The news comes from We Got This Covered, which cites several anonymous sources. The same ones who told them The CW was developing an Arrow spinoff for Katherine McNamara back in March, Viola Davis was returning for The Suicide Squad and that Tom Welling was going to show up in “Crisis on Infinite Earths,” all of which were eventually confirmed. The studio reportedly wants to pursue darker DC properties while still keeping in line with the older movies. This would work perfectly if Keaton, who previously played the Caped Crusader in Batman Returns, would come back and play an older Bruce Wayne in the Batman Beyond movie.
We have been saying for a while now that it’s about time for the new Batman Terry McGinnis into the big screen. Terry's appearances have only been in the short-lived animated series and then adapted to comic book runs since the late 1990’s. Nothing has yet been confirmed so lets not get our hopes up just yet Gothamites.
Batman Beyond first aired on Kids' WB and featured an older Bruce mentoring Terry to become the new Dark Knight. It was first released in 1999 and concluded in 2001. Nevertheless, fans (including ourselves) have been hoping that Terry would eventually crossover into a live-action movie or TV series.
Well keep all of you CritiX up to date as more develops!