10 Mind-Blowing Facts You Didn't Know About Batman Beyond

Did you know there was a planned storyline involving Superman's son?

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Batman: The Animated Series is considered to be, hands-down, the best Batman cartoon ever. According to IMDb, it's one of the greatest series of all time. But when interest in the DC superhero started to wane (probably due to the terrible film adaptations at the time), Warner Bros. knew they had to do something drastic with the iconic character.

In 1999, the studio decided to release a brand new show called Batman Beyond. The series takes place in the future and revolves around an elderly, retired Bruce Wayne mentoring a teenager called Terry McGinnis as the new Batman.

Amazingly, Batman Beyond didn't suck. In fact, it was great. But because Batman: The Animated Series was hailed as a masterpiece, Batman Beyond has been left in its shadow. It obviously deserves far more recognition, as anyone who watched the show will confirm, as the creative team clearly put in 110% to do justice to Batman's legacy.

The show made major changes to how gun violence was depicted in cartoons, launched a comic spin-off, and nearly got turned into a live-action movie. Point being, there's a whole host of facts fans may not know about the series. Here are the coolest ones of all...


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