Written By Kieran Bugg
Warner Bros. wants to cast an actor of color for their live-action Batman Beyond project co-starring Michael Keaton.
For years now DC fans have been waiting for a live-action adaptation of the now-classic Batman: The Animated Series continuation.
Batman Beyond followed the adventures of Terry McGinnis.
McGinnis is a young rogue who takes up the mantle of Batman.
After all, The Dark Knight has retired.
Bruce Wayne is much older and serves as both his mentor and ally.
The animated TV show premiered back in 1999.
Although it concluded in 2001, it has still remained a favorite among fans of the Batman mythos.
On June 24, 2020, Geekosity Editor-in-Chief Mikey Sutton scooped that Warner Bros. wanted Michael Keaton for Batman Beyond.
Michael Keaton reprises his role as Batman for the first time since 1992 in the upcoming The Flash film.
He said he’d be sticking around after.
Excitement and speculation began as to whether or not it’s a Batman Beyond movie or series for HBO Max.
According to our sources Warner Bros. prefers an HBO Max show.
In it, Michael Keaton will mentor Terry McGinnis’ Dark Knight of Tomorrow.
While not yet officially confirmed by Warner Bros. or DC Films themselves, insiders claim that Batman Beyond is the main reason why Michael Keaton was brought back.
For as long as McGinnis has been around in the DC Universe, fans of the character have been sharing their ideas on which actor would be the best choice for him.
After all, this is the man who succeeded Bruce Wayne in the cartoon. Furthermore, Michael Keaton is a hard act to follow.
Rumors burned about the future Batman.
The most notable in recent memory has been Dune actor Timothee Chalamet.
He seemed to want a comic-book flick.
At one point he expressed interest in being cast as Robin in a Batman movie.
Furthermore, he even auditioned to play Spider-Man in the MCU.
However, a new report suggests that Warner Bros. has something else in mind for McGinnis’ casting.
Warner Bros. Wants Actor of Color for Michael Keaton’s Live-Action Batman Beyond
The studio isn’t looking at Chalamet; rather, they have their sights set on casting an actor of color in the role.
It sounds like the studio’s plan at this point includes casting an actor of color.
It went on:
From what we’ve learned, it doesn’t seem that they are set on any particular background.
This leaves the casting call sheet for Batman Beyond very open.
It does exclude Timothee Chalamet from the role, unless they have a major change of heart.
Warner Bros. and DC Films have been embracing more diversity among their characters recently such as casting Sasha Calle as Supergirl, Leslie Grace as Batgirl, Jurnee Smollett as Black Canary and Aldis Hodge as Hawkman.
Therefore, it’s no surprise that the studio is open to casting an actor of any ethnic background as McGinnis as well.
Finding out who will land is still far off from being revealed.
But with the next DC FanDome just around the corner it’s best to be ready for anything.