Unfortunately, “The Flash” didn’t even come close to that benchmark on its opening weekend, so that’s unlikely to happen. Warner Bros. is much more likely to do that. Focus on Matt Reeves’ ‘Batman’ sequel and “The Brave and the Bold,” which will introduce a new Batman as part of James Gunn and Peter Safran’s DC Universe reboot. Andy Muschietti, who directed “The Flash,” was recently nominated to direct this film.
“Batman Beyond” has been rumored to be a nutcase the studio has been trying to figure out for a long time. For those who don’t know, the title began in 1999 as an animated series that saw a futuristic version of Gotham City where an elderly Bruce Wayne trains a new Batman named Terry McGinnis. A few years ago, there was a plan to have it. Clint Eastwood as a former Bruce Wayne in the live-action version of the movie that never happened. More recently, there have been other rumblings that Warner Bros. wants to build this franchise from scratch on the big screen.
Earlier this year, reports surfaced an abandoned animated movie “Batman Beyond” this was a response to what Sony did with “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse”. Perhaps more importantly, Christina Hodson, one of the writers of “The Flash,” was working on a “Batman Beyond” movie for Keaton as the lead. At that time, the indicator was: project shelved. However, if Smith is to be believed, the movie “Batman Beyond” was still alive until ticket sales for “The Flash” completely finished the movie. Unfortunately, this may be one of those beluga whale projects that never sees its day in the sun.
“The Flash” is now in theaters.