OPINION: Are We Ready For a Live Action World of Batman Beyond?

For its time, Batman Beyond was a bit of a radical concept. It was one of the first times in the history of the Batman universe that things were upended in a profound departure from what had come before. It saw the man himself, Bruce Wayne, retire from being the Caped Crusader after he almost had to use a gun to save someone. When Wayne decided he would never again put on the cape and cowl, it filled much of the audience with dread. How would this new series approach a Bruce Wayne-less Batman? The question would be answered by 16-year-old Terry McGinnis, who would lose his father just as Wayne lost both of his parents. This would lead him down the path to becoming Batman.