After an explosion at the school, the X-Men went their separate ways. But they must unite once again under the leadership of Wolverine to prevent an inevitable war while also dealing with present problems.
There's a mystery afoot in Gotham City, and Batman must go toe-to-toe with a mysterious vigilante, who goes by the name of Red Hood. Subsequently, old wounds reopen and old, once buried memories come into the light.
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
DVD audio commentary for the first episode, Batman Beyond: Rebirth: Part 1 (1999), reveals that one of the original intentions of the TV show was to shift crime from the streets of Gotham to the boardroom, with the villains being wealthy and powerful members of Gotham society. Though crime would be just as prevalent as it had been in the time of the original Batman, the streets themselves would actually be safer. The Jokerz street gang, introduced in the first episode, would be one of the few remaining members of "low class" crime. This idea was never brought to full fruition, but the primary villain of Season One, Derek Powers, was a representative of this wealthy class of criminals. See more »
Look, if you had any proof they were going to do something, it would be different. But I'm not going to change my plans because of a hunch.
Hey, I put my life on the line all the time. One night isn't going to make any difference.
One night always makes the difference.
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The UK version has seen numerious cuts to omit violence, and action. See more »
I kind of liked Batman Beyond a little better than Batman: The Animated Series. I also liked the really cool new Batman costume! It was a shame that my favorite Batman villain, Poison Ivy wasn't in this cartoon. She was my favorite because I had this huge crush on her! This series starts off in the future days of Gotham City where Bruce Wayne was retired and created this high-tech batman suit which was the last superhero suit he ever used. Terry McGinnis, a teenager whose father was killed because he was going to expose criminal activities at the company that he works for which just happens to be Wayne Enterprises. So then when Terry and Bruce meet with each other, Bruce trains him to become the new Batman! This show was really cool and had a lot of episodes. I wish another show that was like this, Spider-Man: Unlimited had the same number of episodes as this show did. I remember when this show first aired on Kids WB in early 1999 and then after it was canceled off of Kids WB, then Cartoon Network picked it up after Kids WB canceled it and showed reruns for a while and then canceled it again. I thought it was really cool with the new Batman costume and having a teenaged Batman do all the crime fighting and we also get to see a returning Batman villain, The Joker. Another villain I liked who I had a crush on was Inque. The action in this show was pretty neat and same with the animation! Pretty cool overall.
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