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Batman: The Animated series co-creator talks Micheal Keaton return as Batman

January 21st, 2021 by Marc Comments

With the exciting news that Michael Keaton is coming back as Bruce Wayne/Batman for the upcoming Flash movie (here), one man who played a big part in Batman’s more modern history has been speaking about what he thinks of it all.

Bruce Timm, co-creator of Batman: The Animated Series and Batman Beyond, has been talking about Keaton’s return as an older Batman – something Timm knows all about after his time on Batman Beyond which focused on an older Bruce Wayne (voiced by the legendary Kevin Conroy) training a new hero in the suit.

Honestly, I think the idea of Michael Keaton doing it is cool,” Timm says.

“Honestly, he looks a little too good. 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? It could certainly still work. He looks like he could kick most guys’ asses.”

It’s also worth pointing out at this stage that there is currently plans at HBO Max to bring back a new Batman: The Animated Series for a new sequel series (here), so Timm, left, may well be in a Batman frame of mind already.

On top of this, we’re hearing a lot of rumours that after appearing in The Flash, Keaton may be coming back to the DC Fold for a Batman Beyond movie (here), so it’s interesting too that Timm talks about Beyond and how it might work in live-action: “It’s obviously super gratifying that people are still such fans of that show, especially because it was almost 25 years ago now that we did that show.

“It’s crazy. We’re almost halfway to the future. We’re almost halfway to the time period it’s supposed to take place in. It’s super gratifying. Could it work in live action? Sure. Of course, it could. I think it’s ready-made for it. I do think it would be a little on the higher end production-value-wise, because it would not be a cheap movie to make because it’s set in the future. But I there’s definitely some cinematic possibilities there, for sure.”

Personally, I cannot wait to see Keaton back in the suit as he is still my favourite Batman and the first movie is still easily one of my top five movies, so I’m excited as hell for all of this.

What about you? Are you looking forward to seeing an older Batman/Bruce Wayne? I want to hear it all, gang…

Source: SYFY

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….