Potential Future B:TAS/DCAU Projects - News and Speculation Thread

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Yojimbo

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Until it becomes more clear what it is, decided to make a temporary thread for some cryptic comments from the Sub-Zero panel at Wonder Con. Once some solid news comes, this will be moved to an existing thread if appropriate.

Warner Archive's Ferranti hinted there are new projects coming that should be specifically appealing to Batman: The Animated Series fans...
 

RoyalRubble

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It would be pretty awesome if they revisited that series continuity, but I would be happy if they just tried making more movies using designs similar to the ones from Batman TAS or New Batman Adventures.
 

Pfeiffer-Pfan

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He can't be hinting at the Blu-Ray release of B:TAS as they aren't handling it. The only thing Warner Archive can do now is release Batman Beyond or The Batman/Superman Movie (''World's Finest'') on Blu-Ray. I mean, it's kind of B:TAS related.

I love to see more in this continuity, but only if it's a proper attempt and not a simple re-use of character models such as Batman and Harley Quinn.

We'll just have to wait and see.
 

wonderfly

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This may be a weird comparison, but recently we learned the TV series "Roseanne" is coming back on TV after being off the air for 20 years. And the actors all say that it's like no time has passed, they're just picking up where they left off.

Well...wouldn't it be cool if Warner Bros. just decided "To heck with it, let's make another season." Just 13 more episodes (at least), no earth shattering multi-part episodes (no "let's tell the story of how "Batman" became "Batman Beyond"), just "slice of life" regular episodes featuring Batman vs. villains. Like the good old days. Make it happen, WB.

EDIT: Perhaps the better comparison is "Samurai Jack", which picked up right where it left off, from 2004 to 2017...although that was a multi-part "let's wrap up the story" thingy, which isn't what I want for B:TAS...
 

ShadowBeast

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Well...wouldn't it be cool if Warner Bros. just decided "To heck with it, let's make another season." Just 13 more episodes (at least), no earth shattering multi-part episodes (no "let's tell the story of how "Batman" became "Batman Beyond"), just "slice of life" regular episodes featuring Batman vs. villains. Like the good old days. Make it happen, WB.
Unless Arleen Sorkin makes a return, or the don't use Harley, I wouldn't want a Batman: TAS revival. Tara is a fantastic voice actress, but her Harley just doesn't fit.

EDIT: Perhaps the better comparison is "Samurai Jack", which picked up right where it left off, from 2004 to 2017...although that was a multi-part "let's wrap up the story" thingy, which isn't what I want for B:TAS...
Technically Samurai Jack didn't pick up right where it left off since there was a huge time-skip and the direction of the show was changed to add in a love-interest.
 

RoyalRubble

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If they make a full new B:TAS or DCAU series then it will most likely go to the new DC Digital Service.

I think it's more probable they're teasing a possible movie (or line of movies) like they did the Adam West Batman or the revival of The Brave and the Bold (which admittedly was a cross-over with Scooby, but it still counts).
 

Fone Bone

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If there is a new DCAU series, I would subscribe to the Digital Service. Period.

My hope is a JLU continuation. One with no Bat-Embargo so they CAN explicitly continue some of the BTAS stuff.
 

brodie999

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If they make a full new B:TAS or DCAU series then it will most likely go to the new DC Digital Service.

I think it's more probable they're teasing a possible movie (or line of movies) like they did the Adam West Batman or the revival of The Brave and the Bold (which admittedly was a cross-over with Scooby, but it still counts).
Yeah, the Equinox storyline was never properly resolved, so they definitely should revive The Brave and the Bold on DC's new streaming service.


The cast of Justice League want a reunion, so if they do it, it'll likely be a revival of JLU as well. Matt Wayne said if the show was renewed for a fourth season, he would have liked to write more episodes focusing on Superman and Wonder Woman. A revival would be his chance to do it.
 

iammattie

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On the one hand, I'm down for more, I actually didn't mind BHQ as much as everyone else seemed to.

On the other hand, I'm getting things pretty neatly tied down in my highly sourced DCAU timeline and I dread that a continuation may screw up some things.
 

Fone Bone

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On the one hand, I'm down for more, I actually didn't mind BHQ as much as everyone else seemed to.

On the other hand, I'm getting things pretty neatly tied down in my highly sourced DCAU timeline and I dread that a continuation may screw up some things.
Oh, it definitely will. But that's part of the fun.
 

iammattie

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Oh, it definitely will. But that's part of the fun.
My biggest concern is having to push Return of the Joker back further than 2007. I mean, there's precedence for it in Epilogue pushing BB to 50 years, and also putting the flashback "over 40 years" before the 65 year later mark rather than "almost 40 years" before what would then be the 50 year mark, BUT I DON'T WANT THEM TO CEMENT THAT ANY FURTHER
 

Light Lucario

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I think it might be easier to make more movies set within the DCAU. New stand alone adventures set within the continuity could be fun, but a new series would be pretty awesome. Having a continuation of B:TAS or JLU on their streaming service would get a lot more people interested in trying it out. B:TAS is really popular and both series are nostalgic enough at this point that people would like to see a return to this continuity.
 

Fone Bone

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My biggest concern is having to push Return of the Joker back further than 2007. I mean, there's precedence for it in Epilogue pushing BB to 50 years, and also putting the flashback "over 40 years" before the 65 year later mark rather than "almost 40 years" before what would then be the 50 year mark, BUT I DON'T WANT THEM TO CEMENT THAT ANY FURTHER
Moving timeline, dude. It helps everything. What do Zeta Project computers know anyways? :D
 

iammattie

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Moving timeline, dude. It helps everything. What do Zeta Project computers know anyways? :D
Zeta Project computers, or Old Bruce's who talk to time traveling Virgils, or aging Virgils, or Batman Beyond Animated Series guidebooks, or Toonami promo material, or the back of the Zeta Project season 2 box set, or Paul Dini's Return of the Joker screenplay which puts Tim in his 50's....... (or other things I'm probably forgetting.....)
 

Fone Bone

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Zeta Project computers, or Old Bruce's who talk to time traveling Virgils, or aging Virgils, or Batman Beyond Animated Series guidebooks, or Toonami promo material, or the back of the Zeta Project season 2 box set, or Paul Dini's Return of the Joker screenplay which puts Tim in his 50's....... (or other things I'm probably forgetting.....)
Ironically, with the exception of the Zeta Project computer, none of those things provide actual dates for when the events occurred, so as long as any new DCAU project doesn't use real dates (which it probably won't), the timelines should be okay.

Of course it could also knock a bunch of stuff from the tie-in comics, which I understand you are covering, out of continuity, but that's bread and butter for Trekkies too, and we shouldn't consider the DCAU fandom exempt from that kind of thing.
 

iammattie

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Ironically, with the exception of the Zeta Project computer, none of those things provide actual dates for when the events occurred, so as long as any new DCAU project doesn't use real dates (which it probably won't), the timelines should be okay.

Of course it could also knock a bunch of stuff from the tie-in comics, which I understand you are covering, out of continuity, but that's bread and butter for Trekkies too, and we shouldn't consider the DCAU fandom exempt from that kind of thing.
Yeah, I've definitely knocked a decent bit of comics out already, would be a shame to have to knock more though. [But also the animated series guide specifically says 2038, the Toonami promo says 2039, The Zeta DVD set says 2040, Paul Dini's Screenplay says Tim is 51 (Tim's bio for TNBA says he's 13, Cold Comfort has a check on screen that says 1997 1997+38= 2035), Bruce says static hopscotched over 40 years (Virgil mentions Y2K was last year in Brother Sister Act, 2001+41=2042), etc etc etc] but I digress, I'm blasting a bunch of timeline info in a thread that's not really about that, so I'll keep it to our DM's right now unless there's a reason to continue here.
 

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