Robbie Amell Wants to Star in a "Gritty" Batman Beyond Movie

Tuesday, 29 September 2015 - 7:01AM
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Tuesday, 29 September 2015 - 7:01AM
Robbie Amell Wants to Star in a "Gritty" Batman Beyond Movie
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Remember Batman Beyond, the late '90s/early '00s animated series about a new teenage Batman in the distant future who is trained by an elderly Bruce Wayne? Well, The Flash star Robbie Amell certainly does, and he wants to play the character in a new movie. And not just any type of movie, but a low budget, gritty, grounded Batman Beyond movie. Sounds... interesting.

Amell announced his idea during a fan Q&A at Salt Lake Comic Con on Saturday when a fan asked him about it, and he seemed pretty enthusiastic:

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"I'm a huge fan of that idea. I think the problem is because they have Batman going on right now, they won't make the Batman Beyond movie until I'm too old to be Terry McGinnis [Batman in the series]. By then I'll probably be the old, crusty Batman. I'm a huge fan of that idea. I think it would be a great property. I think the smartest idea for them would be to make it like a $30 million movie, don't do the big $200 million blockbuster. Do like a dark, gritty version of Batman Beyond. The visual effects have come so far that they don't need $200 million to show the technology that they have. Make it like a nice, grounded character piece. But I don't run a studio, so that means nothing!"
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With Warner Bros. reportedly pushing for Batman vs. Superman to be more Dark Knight than Man of Steel, we would't be all that surprised to see the studio green light another Batman project - especially one based on a property as beloved as Batman Beyond. The film could offer a new take on a very familiar character, and if it were actually made as a low budget film, then the financial risk involved would be almost nonexistent. 

Who knows if that will actually ever happen, but in the meantime you can check out Amell's appearance at the Q&A in the video below. He also addresses Arrow spoilers, discusses what could have been in a second season of The Tomorrow People, and reveals he has a scene with the Cigarette Smoking Man in the X-Files reboot. What isn't this guy involved with?



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