At least 40 years after the "current" adventures of Batman and 20 years after Bruce Wayne retired from the role, his secret is discovered by troubled teen Terry McGinnis. After McGinnis' father is murdered by the man who took over Bruce Wayne's company, McGinnis dons a high-tech Bat suit that Wayne last used, creating a new hero for a future Gotham
Last Episode03x13 Unmasked Aired: Dec. 18, 2001
Terry tells Max the tale of when his secret identity was almost discovered by the Kobra Organization, and how he endangered the life of a little …
Series Fun Facts
- The creators purposely tried to avoid or minimize appearances of various rogue's gallery characters from Batman's past, as they wanted the series to be able to stand on its own and not rely…
[show]The creators purposely tried to avoid or minimize appearances of various rogue's gallery characters from Batman's past, as they wanted the series to be able to stand on its own and not rely on such gimmicks like "Two Face Beyond" and so on and so forth. However over the course of the series, not only did certain characters make interesting cameos, but a few of them ended up being the center of many episodes. "The Winning Edge" was about the Venom drug being manufactured again and sold to Terry's classmates, and Bruce leads him to confront Bane, an obvious suspect, only to find him dying from the many years of addiction. "Meltdown" completed Mister Freeze's entire storyline in the DCAU, where he is given life in a new body, as his old one broke down because of his unique cryogenic condition, only to eventually realize he was being used as a lab experiment for Derek Powers. "Out of the Past" dealt with Talia Al Ghul, who offers Bruce Wayne a trip to the Lazarus pit as a birthday gift. Somehow Bruce and Terry figure out that Ras Al Ghul is actually behind this. Finally, the Joker makes his big and possible most famous appearance in the DCAU in the feature film "Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker". where, after presumed dead, he comes back to haunt Bruce, revealing a deep dark secret from his past. Other cameos include android versions of the Riddler, Two Face and Killer Croc, who are used as a part of Terry's training in "Terry's friend dates a robot". A "Armed and Dangerous poster" for the Joker is seen in Crime Alley in what is now know as Old Gotham, in the episode, "Shriek'. Also, Selina Kyle's picture is seen in "Out of the Past".
- The slight Victorian cut of the clothes people wore was from 'The Stars My Destination' graphic novel by Howard Chaykin. Mike Mignola did some development work early on and he made everything…
[show]The slight Victorian cut of the clothes people wore was from 'The Stars My Destination' graphic novel by Howard Chaykin. Mike Mignola did some development work early on and he made everything victorian-esque.
- Alan Burnett came up with the idea to start the show off with Bruce Wayne's last night out as Batman.