Warner Bros. is not developing an animated Batman Beyond movie under its Warner Animation Group banner, debunking reports the project was being eyed for a 2022 release. “Not true. We are not working on an animated Batman Beyond movie,” Warner Bros. said in a comment published by TheWrap reporter and scooper Umberto Gonzalez on Twitter Friday.
The rumor appeared to be supported by purported leaked concept art that found its way onto Reddit’s DCEU Leaks subreddit. Art pieces showed a seemingly redesigned Terry McGinnis — the teenaged superhero ward of a grizzled and long-retired Bruce Wayne in the original 1999 animated series — and a costume display case in the Batcave holding suits once sported by Batman, Robin, Batgirl and Nightwing.
Before it was debunked, the project was rumored to be a response to Sony Pictures Animation’s Golden Globe-winning and Academy Award-nominated Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, centered around rookie superhero Miles Morales (Shameik Moore) coming into his own as a costumed crime fighter under the tutelage of aged mentor Peter Parker (Jake Johnson).