Watch Darwyn Cooke’s New BATMAN BEYOND Short

DC Comics is really ramping up their focus on the Batman of the Future. Not only is Terry McGuinness one of the comic titan’s digital-only heroes, he’s also joining the New 52 in a new weekly series called Futures End, which will set the stage for a company-wide publishing plan to push all of their books five years into the future.

And, of course, it’s the 75th Anniversary of the character of Batman, and we’ve already shown you Bruce Timm’s contribution to that celebration, but now we get to see Darwyn Cooke (comic book legend behind many books in the Batman universe, as well as one of my all-time favorite miniseries, New Frontier) take a stab at Batman Beyond with a short of his own, which premiered at Wondercon over the weekend.

It’s a brisk minute-twenty but it’s all action when someone sends a Batman robot into the Batcave to take on elderly (but still quite virile) Bruce Wayne and his protege. Kevin Conroy and Will Friedle return to voice Wayne and McGuinness, respectively, from the cartoon series, which ran from 1999-2001 (and is all available on Netflix, by the way).

Pretty cool, right? I’d watch a full episode/movie of that if Mr. Cooke is interested in continuing that story… hint hint.

Are you stoked for all the Bat-centric things happening this year? It’s a pretty monumental time to like the Dark Knight. Let us know in the comments below!

HT: Yahoo Movies.

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