This ain’t your father’s Batman.
Paul Dini and Bruce Timm, the creative minds behind the animated Batman series gave the public their first large taste of the upcoming “Batman Beyond” series at Comic-Con International in San Diego, California, this weekend.
In addition to general DC animated news – no Captain Marvel episode planned,
no JLA cartoon in the works, no returns for the Flash or Steel to the Superman
cartoon – Dini and Timm went over the particulars of the new Batman series set
in the future, when Bruce Wayne is 80 years old and has handed the Mantle of
the Bat onto a new character.
High schooler Terry McGinnis (not McGavin, as previously announced) will be
using a new Batmobile that mixes hovercar and flight capabilities, wears a new
Batsuit originally designed to compensate for the octogenarian Bruce Wayne’s
infirmities and that while Robin, Nightwing, Superman and Ra’s Al Ghul are all
still alive, don’t expect to see them this season, as the creators haven’t yet
figured out how best to use them.