During the 1990s and early 2000s, there was honestly a whole revolution going on in the superhero world. No, not with movies, with animated series. Batman, Superman, X-Men, Spider-Man, the Justice League, all had animated series which are now considered legendary, and one of things that created was an equally legendary Batman Beyond.
This cartoon took Batman to the future and put a new character in Terry McGinnis in the cape and cowl. The look and feel of the show mixed with the incredible voice acting made it must-watch TV. And all these years later, it’s still beloved, so much so that fans want it back for a proper ending.
And for the voice of Terry, Will Friedle, he’s up for it:
“Who knows? We’ve been hearing we’re going to do more episodes, we’ve been hearing we’re going to do more movies, we’ve been hearing that since we ended in 2000,” he said. “We’ve also heard 19 different times they’re doing live-action movies. Who knows? My guess is we’ll see Terry McGinnis again in some form, but as of now, I’ve heard nothing about it. But I have to imagine at some point in the future, they will do some live-action [project] or they will do something animated. We just haven’t heard about it yet.”
“About twice a year, something explodes on the internet about, ‘Hey, they’re doing more episodes of Batman Beyond,’ and I will then call Gary [Miereanu] and go, ‘Is this true?’ And he’ll go, ‘No, no, we haven’t heard about any of this.’ And then another six months will go by, and they’ll go, ‘Now they’re doing it! They’re doing a live-action [project], they’re casting for Terry McGinnis.’ And I’ll call Gary and he’ll go, ‘No, no, this is all rumors.’ And that has been happening for 15 years now,” Friedle continued. “So I’m sure it’ll happen in some way, shape or form in the future, I just don’t know when or how.”
You hear that? It could still happen, just don’t lose faith, and make sure you make your voice heard that you want it back!