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Film Review No.141: Batman Beyond – Return Of The Joker

Now that I’ve gotten through the 90s Batman live action film series it’s time to start approaching the animated film. Batman The Animated Series originally came to TV a short while after Tim Burton’s first film. It was heavily influenced by said film and even used the Danny Elfman theme tune for its title sequence. After the series had run it’s course series creator Bruce Timm created a new Batman adventure set around 40 years after the events of The Animated Series. This story followed a elderly Bruce Wayne begrudgingly recruiting a local and quite persistent troublemaker called terry McGinnis to take up the… well just the cowl, there’s no cape, of Batman. This series was called Batman Beyond and like a lot of the elements created by Bruce Timm and Paul Dini for The Animated Series elements of Beyond, such as McGinnis himself, have begun to be adopted into the comic book canon. I’ll cover just how important that original series was in later reviews. For now I’m covering what could possibly be the darkest of all the animated Batman films. Batman Beyond: Return Of The Joker.

Jokers here!


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