Back in the dark days before Christopher Nolan resurrected the Batman franchise like a phoenix from the ashes, Warner Bros. was getting desperate to make us forget how bad it had gotten. One option that was seriously considered, at least for a short while? Turning the hit animated series Batman Beyond, which is set in a future version of Gotham and follows new Batman Terry McGinnis, into a live action feature film. A script was commissioned, and the idea was apparently neck-and-neck with Batman Begins before the studio shelved it. With Batman Beyond in the midst of a renaissance of sorts as the star of DC’s New 52 Future’s End comic, not to mention DC doubling (and tripling) down on film and TV projects these days, a Batman Beyond live action series could make a lot of sense. It’d be far enough outside the continuity of the Justice League film-verse not to step on toes or cause confusion, and would give Warner Bros. something with the Batman brand (that actually features a Batman - sorry, Gotham) they could put on TV. How is this not already a thing?