A young Bruce Wayne is in his third year of trying to establish himself as Batman, protector of Gotham City. Living in Gotham, a metropolis where shadows run long and deep, beneath elevated... See full summary »
At least 40 years after the "current" adventures of Batman and 20 years after Bruce Wayne retired from the role, his secret is discovered by troubled teen Terry McGinnis. After McGinnis' father is murdered by the man who took over Bruce Wayne's company, McGinnis dons a high-tech Bat suit that Wayne last used, creating a new hero for a future Gotham. Written by
The executives had the creative team develop the series to be a children's television series, and to sell toys. Like "Batman: The Animated Series", "Superman: The Animated Series' and "Justice League (Unlimited)" (later on), "Batman Beyond" was one of the few children's television series that was actually not a children's television series. At comic-con 2006, Bruce Timm stated at a panel, that even though the rating for the shows was TV-Y7-FV, a rating normally designated for Children's programming, he and the creative team knew that it was TV-PG, a rating assigned for shows targeted at general and adult audiences (much like "The Simpsons' target audience). The creative had always wanted to tell good stories and explore the themes and characters from the source material, and making a show limited to children was not something they wanted to be bound to. In the end, the shows had gained a great adult following, and turned out be shows for all ages/adults. See more »
For a cartoon set in the future, 'Batman Beyond' appears slick and glossy. It is fun to watch, and is well-made. Considering his fine voice work as Batman/Bruce Wayne in 'Batman: The Animated Series,' Kevin Conroy was a perfect choice for the elderly version of our hero in 'Batman Beyond.'
Here he is about 40 years into the future. He may walking with a cane now, and unable to continue being Batman, but he can still give someone a good slug or two.
It's been 20 years since Bruce Wayne retired from his life as Batman (due to a mild heart attack). Because of this, Gotham City had spent these two long decades without the Dark Knight. But that changes when a teenager named Terry McGinnis enters the picture and makes the connection that Batman was really Bruce Wayne. McGinnis becomes the new Dark Knight to avenge the murder of his father.
Bruce Wayne may be too old to be Batman anymore, but it's good that the persona has been reborn in Terry McGinnis. Besides, without Batman (any Batman), Gotham City would fall apart.
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