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New rumour says Warners want Michael Keaton back for a Batman Beyond movie

October 21st, 2019 by Marc Comments

Ok, so two things have become abundantly clear in recent weeks.

Firstly, DC/Warner Bros do not need to stick to the whole ‘copy and paste/shared universe’ thing to make great movies and, some may even argue, they’re  better doing their own thing – just look at Joker.

Secondly, with the news last week that a newspaper was spotted on set for Michael Keaton’s kind-of return as Bruce Wayne in The CW’s Crisis On Infinite Earths crossover the fandom went into meltdown at the mere hint that Keaton may be back as Batman (he’s not), so he’s still a much-loved version of the character.

And, something established long ago, Batman Beyond is a major part of the DC universe and the fans would love to see it return.

So, with all these things now established, you would have to assume that Warner Brothers are aware of this and therefore there might just be some truth to this next rumour.

Yes, there’s rumblings that Warners want Michael Keaton to return as Bruce Wayne/Batman for a live-action Batman Beyond movie.

Now, personally, I would love to see this. Keaton is still the damned legend that he was 30 years ago (just look at Spider-man Far From Home) and another piece of the story added to his legacy – indeed, an ending – would be welcomed with wide-open arms by fans and, I think, the general public.

The addition of Terry McGinnis to the live-action Batman lore would be perfect and, if the live-action movies ever delved into the Multiverse there’s no reason we couldn’t see him crossover into the main DCEU at some stage ala Spider-Man Into The Spider-verse.

As of now, this is all mere rumour and speculation but if Warners ARE considering it, then just do it, guys… you – and we – will not be sorry.

Would you like to see Keaton back as a retired Batman bringing a new hero into the fold? Given the Crisis on Infinite Earths newspaper revelation (here), would you like to see Michelle Pfeiffer back too?

I want to hear it all, guys… let me know your thoughts

Source: WGTC

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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….