‘Batman Beyond’ Rebirth – A Dream Casting For The Ages
If you don’t live in a cave, chances are high you’ve heard of Batman Beyond. But if you do live in a cave, allow DMC to present our Dream Casting for an (amazing) Batman Beyond film anyway! Inspired by some eye-popping concept art that will help you visualize the high-tech Batman Beyond batsuit in live action, all I can say is that our Dream Casting made at least one childhood dream come true…(and it might just be mine).
Neo-Gotham, 2039. Bruce Wayne is nothing more than a retired, grumpy recluse, living alone in his manor after injuries forced him to retire the bat-mantle. But after a chance encounter with young Terry McGinnis and an unfortunate series of run-ins with the ruthless “Jokerz” gang (that ends in the death of Terry’s father), Bruce begrudgingly agrees to mentor young Terry to become Gotham’s high-tech new Batman, culminating in an explosive showdown with the corrupt CEO Derek Powers, a bigger threat to Neo-Gotham than the Stay-Puft Marshmallow Man.
An after-school cartoon staple (almost as addictive as playing batman slots), Batman Beyond was fairly darker than most animated series of the time, exploring the dark psychology of Bruce Wayne and manipulating viewers’ fears of the unknown, of the future, of technology — you name it. Batman Beyond dealt with fears and situations familiar to adults and adolescents alike, thus the cross-generational appeal of the animated series, which means the film is poised as a perfect crossover hit. The beloved series and high point of DC’s animated programs may currently live on in re-runs and crossovers, but just imagine Beyond on the big screen? Get Duncan Jones (Moon, Source Code) on board to elevate the material beyond (*ahem*) the usual Sci-Fi action tent-pole flick and we got something. One can only dream…cast! Have a look and let us know what you think…