Robbie Amell wants to be Live-Action Terry McGinnis

Batman Beyond
He definitely has the look for the gig. All he needs now is to do his best Will Friedle voice and the transformation will be complete.

Robbie Amell already has a superhero gig over at the CW’s The Flash as Firestorm, but he has another role he’s itching to take a crack at. At the recent Salt Lake City Comic-Con, Amell answered if he’d like to play Terry McGinnis for a Batman Beyond movie, and he replied with a lot of enthusiasm.

I am a huge fan of that idea…“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. But I’m a huge fan of that idea…I think [Batman Beyond] would be a great property. I think the smartest idea for them would be to make it like a $30 million movie. 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 is already 27, so he might be too old to play high school Terry, but they can always bump his age up if they want. I’m all for the idea of lower budgeted films, because then they have to get really creative, and art form adversity can make some of the best films of all time. Still, for now, it’s fun to think about a Batman Beyond movie, even if it looks unlikely to ever be made.