What if I ask really nicely?
Rumours of an upcoming Batman Beyond animated movie have been shot down.
Film reporter for The Wrap, Umberto Gonzalez, has said on Twitter that there is no Batman Beyond film in development. According to the reporter, Warner Animation Group features, DC Films, and Warner Bros. Animation TV have all denied that any work is being done on a Batman Beyond movie saying “not true. We are not working on an animated Batman Beyond movie.”
IGN has since also reached and confirmed that Warner Bros. is not developing an animated Batman Beyond movie.
This comes after rumours surfaced saying there could be a Batman Beyond animated film in the works similar to Sony Animation’s the incredibly well received and stylish Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse, which is now being considered for TV show spinoffs.
Batman Beyond is an ongoing comic series for DC, but it was also an animated series which originally aired in 1999 and is set in the futuristic 2039 city of Neo-Gotham. Bruce Wayne is an old man living in solitude who recognises his deteriorating health and abilities means fighting crime is no longer an option. He begrudgingly takes the rebellious teen Terry Mcginnis under his wing to become a new, sleeker and more high-tech Batman for this cyberpunk world.
In other passing of the torch Batman news, it looks like Ben Affleck won’t be the Dark Knight in the upcoming DC film The Batman. There’s no word on who’ll be putting on the cowl yet but here are 11 actors we think would be a good fit.
Hope Corrigan is an Australian freelance writer for IGN who was really psyched for this. You can follow her on Facebook, Twitter, and Twitch.