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The Batman Beyond is a superhero film sequel to The Batman, The Batman Returns and The Batman Triumphant.

Plot

Antonio Diego, a mercenary and a member of the League of Shadows, is used as a guinea pig for the steroid like drug Venom by Dr. Jason Woodrue. However, the experiment is in fact a part of a pre-meditated plan by Diego to escape. Although he initially plans to murder all witnesses, he decides to spare scientist Pamela Isley and takes her with him after murdering Woodrue.

Batman hears of the story as well as rumours that Diego intends to take Gotham. However, Gotham already has it's own problems; Victor Fries, a scientist presumed dead after a lab accident, reappears in the form of the villain Mr. Freeze. Meanwhile, Dick Grayson is introduced to local libarian Barbara Gordon, who is also police comissioner Gordon's daughter.

Diego soon appears in Gotham as Bane, empowered by Venom, with Isley secretly working under the identity Poison Ivy. During a shootout with the Gotham police, Isley is killed, enticing Bane to plan revenge by terrorizing Gotham. Meanwhile, Batman captures Freeze.

Bane sees Freeze as a potential ally and breaks him out of prison. Barbara figures of Bruce and Dick's secret identities and then takes up the mantle of Batgirl. Bane uses a stolen atomic bomb as part of his plan. Freeze, realising that it will kill hundreds, betrays him, but Bane mortally injures him.

Batman, Robin and Batgirl confronted Bane atop the Gotham conservatory. During the battle, he is badly injured during a fall but detonate the explosives planted across the observatory, killing himself with the trio escape.

Cast

Eric Bana - Bruce Wayne/The Batman

Logan Lerman - Dick Grayson/Robin

Emma Stone - Barbara Gordon/Batgirl

Geoffrey Rush - Alfred Pennyworth

Bryan Cranston - Comissioner James Gordon

Billy Dee Williams - Lucius Fox

Patrick Stewart - Victor Fries/Mr. Freeze

Amanda Seyfried - Pamela Isley/Poison Ivy

Nathan Jones - Antonio Diego/Bane

Sequel

The series ended with The Batman Forever.

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