EDITORIAL: The Main Reason Why BATMAN BEYOND Should Be A Film

EDITORIAL: The Main Reason Why BATMAN BEYOND Should Be A Film

I know that Warner Bros. have been trying to adapt this into a film, but unfortunately it got put on hold, I want to give my thoughts as to why this should be the main story in a future film.

Let me be honest, I'm not necessarily a fan of Batman being rebooted again, and here's why: The Origin Story. We've seen it so many times with Superhero films, especially with reboots. With the exception of Batman Begins, it was interesting to see Bruce Wayne go through his journey, to eventually become the Dark Knight. I don't think it's needed to show this again. This has already been established, with Beyond we can have a fresh idea to the character and story.

Of course the 1999 TV series gave new life to the titular hero, mainly because it was a new take, something we haven't seen before. But it's difficult to translate this onto film. But I believe if you really look at the story of Terry McGinnis, there is a way to make his story work. Even with similarities to Bruce Wayne story wise, his character is different. Kind of a cocky guy, but yet determined to taker over the mantle, since the murder of his father. Just for the sake of things, the main key is to make McGinnis relatable of course, as this was notified in the cartoon, but bringing this to a realistic setting should be interesting to see how this would turn out.

The characters could work definitely, but the main question is how could you make this film work? With the film having to take place in 2039, it is tricky, as to how Batman is one of the more realistic superheroes. With the Nolan trilogy completed, maybe Warner Bros could introduce this futuristic version onto the big screen. With the series of comics that have been released, I think you want to use that as a base for the story, perhaps skip the origin portion of it, to dive into the point were McGinnis is already Batman, to start off from there.

Another question is to ask, what villains should be introduced? We've seen square offs with the Jokerz gang, and the Joker himself (As Tim Drake) but perhaps the rogue gallery can be re introduced in their futuristic perspective, for example Scarecrow, Catwoman, Killer Croc etc. With this, Batman Beyond Unlimited (2012) once again introduced the Justice League which resolved in a crossover. Only way this could happen if WB is up to the task, but yet again this won't work unless Justice League is made into a feature film on it's own first. I don't think this would happen anyway, people may not want to see the Justice League reiterated again.

With that said, Beyond is a very interesting story along with an awesome setting, I would like to see as a film, this is just an idea to be thrown around once again the film is on hold. But obviously things change down the road, so I doubt this will ever come to fruition, unless WB is really up to making this a reality. So what do you think?, feel free to leave your thoughts below.
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CorndogBurglar - 1/27/2013, 6:02 PM
Your reason for not wanting a reboot doesnt make sense because they dont have to have the origin play out on screen, or even show him become Batman.

Look at Batman ' 89. The only time you see anything about the origin is during a very short flashback three quarters of the way into the film.

Having said that, I would also love a Batman Beyond movie....just not at the expense of a Batmam reboot.
D117 - 1/27/2013, 6:07 PM
How does it not make sense? I've stated it when I said just start off were McGinnis is already Batman, similar to how the 1989 Batman film started out.
D117 - 1/27/2013, 6:10 PM
There doesn't need to be a reboot, just start off with this film that way we don't have to go back to the origin of Bruce Wayne.
CorndogBurglar - 1/27/2013, 6:26 PM
It doesnt make sense because the very first sentence in your article said that you dont think batman should be rebooted because of the origin.
Hellsboy - 1/27/2013, 6:30 PM
i want this movie soo bad, but warner bros will take the easy route
CorndogBurglar - 1/27/2013, 6:31 PM
Basically, your article leads me to believe that you dont think a reboot can be made without the origin, and thats just not the case.

Also, with Batman Beyond, they would almost have to show the origin because only fans of the cartoon, and the few comic series know about it. The general audience wouldnt know how this kid became Batman.
D117 - 1/27/2013, 6:37 PM
I don't have a problem with Batman's origin story, I just don't think it's necessary to be introduced again.
D117 - 1/27/2013, 6:53 PM
Forget it, I'll just delete this.
CorndogBurglar - 1/27/2013, 7:08 PM
@ D117

Dude, all im saying is that it doesnt matter if you love or hate the origin, it doesnt need to be shown in a reboot. They are perfectly capable of rebooting Batman without the origin.

Im with you, i dont want to see it again either. But that doesnt mean they cant, or shouldnt reboot Batman.

Aside from your reason, i totally agree with everything else in your article. I would love a Batman Begins movie.
D117 - 1/27/2013, 7:15 PM
@CorndogBurglar I know what you mean, we'll see what Warner Bros can come up with in the future.
D117 - 1/27/2013, 7:17 PM
@LEVITIKUZ There are many more reasons for this film to be made, but I couldn't come up with anything else, like you said, a film like this hasn't been attempted.
BrowniesExplode - 1/27/2013, 7:30 PM
I feel like john blake should become batman beyond.
D117 - 1/27/2013, 7:39 PM
@MCUFan1 For the love of God NO.
BrowniesExplode - 1/27/2013, 7:42 PM
@levi hear me out now in the dark knight rises he was all three robins in one right. So i thought about it like this the symbol he was drawing doesn't resemble batmans but more of the batman beyond suit. Also the bat is the same type of aircraft sort of like the one in the show.
BrowniesExplode - 1/27/2013, 7:44 PM
I meant not like terrys batman more like his own version but with those pieces.
Gamma022 - 1/27/2013, 8:43 PM
Good points
But for some reason I can never get into Batman Beyond
D117 - 1/27/2013, 8:48 PM
@Gamma022 Why is that?
ThunderKat - 1/27/2013, 9:23 PM
Batman Beyond seems like it was inspired by Spider-Man 2099.

That said, how do you make Terry interesting and different from any of the Robins?
Does the general audience want to see and accept a geriatric Bruce Wayne?

Batman/Bruce Wayne doesn't need a reboot. Get a new one in the JL movie, then spin off.
Happy11 - 1/28/2013, 5:41 AM
@corndog I agree about what you are saying about the origin everyone knows what motivated Bruce to becoming Batman and thats what BB done superbly was show the years leading up to him first putting on the cowl and cape but I would love a Batman Beyond film maybe with Keaton, Russell or if you went older Eastwood or Connery to be honest I'm not sure who could play an old Bruce Wayne a few year ago Paul Newman would've been perfect.
ATrueHero1987 - 1/28/2013, 4:52 PM
I remember years back, WB was serious about making this movie...and Batman Vs. Superman.
Facade - 1/28/2013, 4:53 PM
I never want to see this on the big screen: the suit is terrible!
thorhulk77 - 1/28/2013, 4:54 PM

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SugarYumYum - 1/28/2013, 5:00 PM
*sigh* If only...

I want nice things. Like Batman Beyond, Shazam, and Static Shock on the big screen. Why can't I have nice things like that, WB? :-(
IgnurRant - 1/28/2013, 5:15 PM
Def. John Blake should become Batman Beyond and play a part in the new JL film. There's no point in rebooting when WBis using Nolan's naturalist approach for there new films. After the evens of TDKR, first contact with Superman, the universe keeps getting more fantastical.
DangerRoom - 1/28/2013, 5:15 PM
Wouldn't you have to explain how Terry became the new Batman...? Hence, origin story...again. You've defeated the purpose.
BIGBMH - 1/28/2013, 5:18 PM
I'd like to see A Beyond movie eventually. Right now we need a DC Movie Universe though. And that universe needs a present day Batman. Also, there's one point that I want to argue against.

"Let me be honest, I'm not necessarily a fan of Batman being rebooted again, and here's why: The Origin Story."

Reboot =/= Origin Story.

People seem to always jump to that conclusion probably because of Amazing Spider-man. That's one way of doing it, but The Incredible Hulk is a pretty good example of how to reboot without spending much time in familiar territory. Honestly, the ideal situation would be to re-imagine Batman for the new universe as they built up to JL, but JL is coming first so we'll just have to hope the character is depicted well in that movie.
marvel72 - 1/28/2013, 5:24 PM
not interested in seeing a batman beyond film,if you must make another batman film i just want to see bruce wayne.
KeefNCookies - 1/28/2013, 5:25 PM
Nahhh I'm straight. I just dont see WB getting anywhere close to doing it right. Wish it werent so, but they have oh-so-much to get done with their present-day DCCU.
MutantEquality - 1/28/2013, 5:59 PM
I think THE reason i would like to see a Beyond movie IS the suit. It is so much different and brings in a totally different aspect as well as a futuristic world. I'm thinking a Minority Report world with one bad ass suit.
MutantEquality - 1/28/2013, 6:01 PM
As for a Batman reboot.

Do it!!!

Screw the origin. I actually care little for Bruce Wayne being in there much unless it's him training to be Batman in the cave or around the world. I want him badass.

I want martial scenes similar to Ip Man, I want his grapple gun, I want acrobatics and i want him....wait...

MutantEquality - 1/28/2013, 6:03 PM
oh and i would LOVE WHITE EYES!!

TayDee - 1/28/2013, 6:04 PM
The simple fact is that it's too soon for this kind of movie.

I don't know why people believe a comic book character or teams best storylines should be adapted immediately. That's stupid imo
MutantEquality - 1/28/2013, 6:06 PM

Good job. Don't worry about the comments. It takes balls to make a post. Comments are where it's at anyways.

Jimdlux - 1/28/2013, 6:08 PM
This film needs to happen. This film needed to happen before Batman Begins. Just get the Tron Legacy guy to do it.
thewolfx - 1/28/2013, 6:23 PM
I love batman beyond, hes the only batman who actually performs like a superhero :-)
D117 - 1/28/2013, 6:23 PM
@MutantEquality Finally, somebody who speaks English lol, thanks man appreciate it.

@Jimdux Agreed
ClarkFarley2012 - 1/28/2013, 6:46 PM
I would like to see this movie made.
Optimus83 - 1/28/2013, 7:12 PM
I want a Batman Beyond movie. ...

with the Return of the Joker
GreenHalJordan - 1/28/2013, 7:26 PM
I don't mind the article at all, I just don't know how it got on main if it did not get likes or an editor didn't move it.
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