Batman Beyond voice and casting director Andrea Romano recently suggested that a revival of the beloved animated series could happen if fans want it.
Batman Beyond voice and casting director Andrea Romano recently suggested that the short-lived animated series could be revived in the near future if fans put the pressure on.
“It will depend on the fans asking, and asking, and asking for it until [show owner] Warner Bros. would be foolish not to,” Romano said in response to a fan question during IGN Fan Fest’s Batman Beyond table read. “So they have to begin a campaign of sorts and just let Warner Bros. know that that’s what they want.”
Romano went on to say that the team behind Batman Beyond “would like to make it,” noting, “It would be great fun — we’re all still around, we’re all still available, everybody’s still doing beautiful work. So yes please, and thank you.”
The Batman Beyond animated series ran for three seasons, from January 1999 to December 2001, on the WB. The critically-acclaimed series followed an aging Bruce Wayne as he looked to find a successor to assume his role as Batman. The show won two Daytime Emmy Awards in 2001 for Outstanding Special Class Animated Program and Outstanding Music Direction and Composition.
During the panel, the Batman Beyond crew was also asked about their personal favorite episodes. Answers included an episode titled “The Call,” which set up the Justice League animated series, and an episode called “The Eggbaby,” which focused on real-life teenage issues.
In addition to rumors about a reboot of the animated series, some believe that a Batman Beyond live-action series would be a good fit for The CWverse. The Batverse was first brought into that fold back in 2016, with the introduction of Batwoman and Gotham City in Legends of Tomorrow.
A retired future Bruce Wayne also appeared in 2019’s Crisis on Infinite Earths crossover on The CW. The older version of Wayne was portrayed in the special by Kevin Conroy, who voiced the same character in Batman Beyond and has expressed interest in reprising the role on The CW. “Wouldn’t that be awesome? That would be so awesome,” Conroy admitted. “I was thinking that as I was doing this, that I’m kind of inhabiting Old Bruce Wayne from Batman Beyond.”
Batman Beyond creator Bruce Timm also recently endorsed Michael Keaton as his pick to play Wayne/Batman in a live-action movie based on the series. “Honestly, I think the idea of [Keaton] doing it is cool. Honestly, he looks a little too good,” Timm told SYFY Wire at the time. “I know he’s probably in his mid-60s now, but he looks pretty damn good for being over 60. I like my old Bruce Wayne to be, like, really old. But, who knows?”
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