The cast of Batman Beyond got back together this weekend for a table read at IGN’s Fan Fest. Not only were fans treated to a read-through of an episode, but some hopeful news was given concerning more episodes. During the panel, fans were encouraged to begin petitioning or create a campaign they want to see more from the franchise in the future.
IGN’s Fan Fest, a virtual event for fans from all over the world to come together to celebrate their favorite franchises, got the cast and crew of the beloved Batman Beyond together for a cast reunion and table read. Stars Kevin Conroy, Will Friedle, Michael Rosenbaum, and Cree Summer were joined by the voice and casting director for the series, Andrea Romano, to give a table read of fan-favorite episode “Out of the Past.” This episode is a favorite for many, including the cast who were able to turn a joke about making a Batman musical into a reality of sorts.
During the event, fan Max McMillan posed a question to the crew about whether or not we can expect to see a new season of the show or possibly a feature film anytime soon. While the cast really had no answer to this question beyond shrugs, Andrea Romano, gave a hopeful response:
“It will depend on the fans asking, and asking, and asking for it until Warner Bros. would be foolish not to. So they have to begin a campaign of sorts and just let Warner Bros. know that that’s what they want. Because we would like to make it, it would be great fun – we’re all still around, we’re all still available, everybody’s still doing beautiful work. So yes please, and thank you.”
Sounds like the cast and crew are up for making a return to animated Gotham, it is just out of their hands. In fact, it seems it is up to fans to ensure that Warner Bros. sees the passion and desire for more from the series. This wouldn’t be the first time that fans have had some influence over their favorite series. A few years ago Fox made the decision to cancel popular series Brooklyn Nine-Nine, but the outcry from fans caused NBC to renew the series. Similarly, Syfy cancelled fantasy series The Expanse after three seasons, but fans raised enough interest that Amazon saved the show.
Hopefully, fans can create enough fervor for the show that Warner Bros. takes notice and we get some continuation of one of the most memorable series out there. After all, with a new film in the works and the upcoming Gotham Knights, it is clear there is still demand for more of the caped crusader.
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