Robbie Amell, known for his portrayal of Firestorm on the CW series The Flash, was asked recently at Salt Lake City Comic Con if he would be willing to play the lead in a Batman Beyond movie.

Amell’s reply, “I am a huge fan of that idea.” It may seem like a choice out of left field, but a Batman Beyond film was on the radar back in 2000 along with Batman Year One. However, Amell has some ideas on how to make it. “I think the smartest idea for them would be to make it like a $30 million movie,” he said. “Don’t do like a $200 million blockbuster, do a dark, gritty version of Batman Beyond. The visual effects have come so far that you don’t need $200 million to show the technology that they have. Make it a nice, grounded character piece. But I don’t run studios, so that means nothing.” Amell also mentions reasons why he may not be the best choice for the role, stating, “I think the problem is because they have Batman going on right now, they won’t make the Batman Beyond movie until I’m too old to be Terry McGinnis.  By then I’ll probably be the old, crusty Batman.”


We are pretty sure dark and gritty is all DC knows so it’s no surprise to hear the terms floated for another DC property.  As an unapologetic Batman fan (I’m drinking out of a Batman mug right now) though, I feel like even I have reached my bat limit. But what do you think?  Would Robbie Amell be a good fit for Terry McGinnis? Tell us in the comments!

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