‘Batman Beyond’ Animated Movie From ‘Spider-Verse’ Designer Revealed With Stunning Concept Art

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Batman Beyond Animated Movie DC Studios Yuhki Demers Patrick Harpin

Could DC have had its own Spider-Verse? Concept art for a potential Batman Beyond animated movie has officially been revealed.

Batman Beyond is one of DC’s most popular legacy characters, and fans have been begging for decades for the hero of Neo-Gotham to make his debut on the big screen. It seems the project almost became a reality a few months ago, with Spider-Verse designer Yuhki Demers pitching a film complete with concept art to DC Studios. However, it was never picked up.

“5 months ago Patrick Harpin walked into @wbpictures @DCofficial and pitched a 𝘉𝘢𝘵𝘮𝘢𝘯 𝘉𝘦𝘺𝘰𝘯𝘥 Animated Feature.” Demers revealed on Twitter/X. “Before we pitched, they warned us “there is absolutely no way we can do a 𝘉𝘦𝘺𝘰𝘯𝘥 movie”, but they loved our enthusiasm. We pitched the outline for the entire film, and what started as a ‘never’ turned into a ‘maybe’.”

“In the time since, we’ve been pitching our way up the company hoping to get to @jamesgunn. But for now, here’s a taste of what we’ve been cooking. LIKE & SHARE 𝗶𝗳 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝘄𝗮𝗻𝘁 𝘁𝗼 𝘀𝗲𝗲 𝗮 𝘉𝘢𝘵𝘮𝘢𝘯 𝘉𝘦𝘺𝘰𝘯𝘥 𝗔𝗻𝗶𝗺𝗮𝘁𝗲𝗱 𝗙𝗲𝗮𝘁𝘂𝗿𝗲 𝗶𝗻 𝘁𝗵𝗲𝗮𝘁𝗲𝗿𝘀 #𝗯𝗮𝘁𝗺𝗮𝗻𝗯𝗲𝘆𝗼𝗻𝗱 From Writer/Director Patrick Harpin (𝘔𝘺 𝘋𝘢𝘥 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘉𝘰𝘶𝘯𝘵𝘺 𝘏𝘶𝘯𝘵𝘦𝘳) & Production Designer/Producer Yuhki Demers (Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, 𝘚𝘱𝘪𝘥𝘦𝘳-𝘔𝘢𝘯: 𝘈𝘤𝘳𝘰𝘴𝘴 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘚𝘱𝘪𝘥𝘦𝘳-𝘝𝘦𝘳𝘴𝘦)”

This isn’t the only Batman Beyond movie that failed to get off the ground at the old DC administration. Both a different animated film and a live-action movie were in production prior to the DCU reboot and The Flash flopping, ultimately leading to them being axed. While it’s a shame the Spider-Verse designer will never see their vision come to life, this concept art will surely live on in the hearts of fans for years to come.

The future of the DC Universe

James Gunn and Peter Safran told journalists that their vision for the DC Universe includes locked scripts, wiggle room, and a unified storyline across film, television, animation, and video game projects. The two explained that the DC Universe could bring back elements from previous DC regimes, meaning that their eight-to-year plan is not a full reboot.

Shazam! Fury of the GodsThe FlashBlue Beetle, and Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom have all been released following the announcement of the new DC Universe, all four projects struggling at the box office. Will the characters from those movies make appearances in the new DCU? Only Gunn and Safran know.

Stay tuned for the latest news regarding the future of the DC Universe after Aquaman and The Lost Kingdom!

Anthony Singletary

Anthony Singletary

Anthony has always had a love for stories. An aspiring screenwriter and video editor, he takes pride in connecting fans with the latest heroic news!