It seems like the success of Joker is giving Warner Bros. some new ideas on what to do with its upcoming projects. A new report reveals that the studio is already hoping to bring back Michael Keaton to reprise his role as Bruce Wayne in a live-action Batman Beyond film.
The news comes from We Got This Covered, which cites several anonymous sources that confirm Warner Bros.' plans. The studio reportedly wants to pursue darker DC properties while still keeping in line with the older movies. This would work perfectly if Keaton, who previously played the Caped Crusader in Batman Returns, would come back and play an older Bruce Wayne in the Batman Beyond movie.
It's a great idea that would finally introduce the new Batman Terry McGinnis into the big screen. After all, Terry's appearances have only been in the short-lived animated series. We're hoping that the film convinces Keaton to come back as Bruce one more time. For now, the project has not yet been confirmed so it's best to take it with a grain of salt.
Batman Beyond first aired on Kids' WB and featured an older Bruce mentoring Terry to become the new Dark Knight. It was first released in 1999 and concluded in 2001. Nevertheless, fans have been hoping that Terry would eventually crossover into a live-action movie or TV series. We're really hoping this will happen soon so stay tuned for more updates on this story.