Let us first take a look at the new Batman in action. This Batman seems to have been designed to take down the bigger and tougher enemies. We see in the Detective Comics Preview that this new Batman suit has enough power to catch a SWAT van tumbling down the highway. As expected, it is designed to PROTECT and serve the people, able to handle the damage that could be dealt with a weakened Superman in the Superman/Batman preview. Finally it has been given the ability to fly, most likely to deal with any criminals going airborne such as a Man-Bat.
However the question remains...What pieces Robo-Batman and Batman Beyond together? What made me even consider the two characters could be connected? I turn your attention up at the key clue in the blueprint at the start of the article. The creators of the new Batman... POWERS CORP. To those who don't recognize that name, it's the name to Batman Beyond's first real enemy. Derek Powers aka BLIGHT. As always Powers seems to profiteering in any way they can, even if it isn't Derek pulling the strings. Powers Corp. is the key to bringing things back to the status quo. If Bruce returns and makes allies with the New Batman, the pair could work together to return the status quo both on and off the streets. Bruce Wayne could return and try to make a deal with Powers Corp, to help fund new projects, creating Wayne/Powers in time. After an incident with Robo-Batman(perhaps Gordon's way of quitting), Powers Corp. would shut down the project, leaving a perfectly good suit, and systems for any caped crusader to take and improve upon.
Scott Snyder isn't allowed to kill Batman, so he did something better. He opened the door to have Batman live in Gotham even after Bruce is gone. He created the transition for the future. The pieces for Batman Beyond are there...all we do now is wait for the game to begin.
Thats it for this week's Theory! What do you think of my connection between the new and future Batmen? Do you have any theories you want to see looked into? Leave a comment and remember...