If a live-action Batman Beyond adaptation ever gets made, Teen Wolf star Tyler Posey wants to play Terry McGinnis. Running from 1999 to 2001, Batman Beyond served as a followup to Batman: The Animated Series, but set decades into the future. Kevin Conroy returned as the voice of an elderly Bruce Wayne, who had since retired as the Dark Knight. Stepping in to replace him as the new Batman is an athletic 16-year-old high school student fed up with the crime that has ravaged Neo-Gotham.
As Batman Beyond has developed a strong cult following with DC fans over the years, there has been great demand for Warner Bros. to develop a live-action movie or TV series. That's a sentiment that's shared by Posey, who has longed to play Terry in a Batman Beyond adaptation. Speaking about the potential project in a new interview with Collider, Posey opened up about his desire to develop a live-action TV series.
"Yeah, I really wanna do Batman Beyond. There was a cartoon, years ago, called Batman Beyond, and I really wanna adapt that into a TV show. I wanna do that so bad. I think it would be a really cool spin on a younger Batman. I know Rob Pattinson is doing the new one right now and he's younger but not as young as me. I think it would be cool to do a take on old Batman being this mentor to a younger Batman."
As Posey mentions, Robert Pattinson will be the next actor to play the Dark Knight for Matt Reeves' upcoming movie The Batman. Of course, that doesn't mean that a Batman Beyond movie or TV series isn't possible. As we're seeing with Joker, Zack Snyder's Justice League, The Flash, and The Batman, there are already multiple versions of Bruce Wayne existing in different projects at Warner Bros. What's the harm in doing one more that has very little in common with the aforementioned titles?
One popular concept that's been floating on the internet calls for Michael Keaton to play an older Bruce Wayne in a Batman Beyond movie. While the idea sounds exciting and would make perfect sense, it now seems unlikely, given Keaton's upcoming introduction into the DCEU. It has been confirmed that the fan favorite actor will reprise his Batman role in The Flash by way of a multiverse storyline. The plan is reportedly for Keaton to serve as the "Nick Fury of the DCEU" by appearing in other titles as well.
Tyler Posey wouldn't be the only one vying for the role of Tyler McGinnis, either. Shazam star Ross Butler has also thrown his name into the hat for a Batman Beyond movie. While the interest is clearly there for such a project from both fans and Hollywood stars, there's still no indication that a Batman Beyond movie is in the works at Warner Bros.
For now, you can catch Posey in his new movie Alone, which releases on home video and digital outlets on Oct. 20. You can read the rest of his interview at Collider.