I had found this conversation on the DC Comics Subreddit and I think that the DC comics staff could clarify it out in public.
I’d like to see a diagram-map of the Overall Omniverse (DC comics Greater Omniverse(how the previous DC comics Hypertime works into the DC comics Greater Omniverse)), Doctor Who Omniverse, and Marvel comics Omniverse intertwine with each other and all of the various realities, Earths, timelines, and entertainment industry franchises that aren’t part of the DC comics, Marvel comics or Doctor Who Franchise-tv show works into the Overall Omniverse(DC comics Greater Omniverse, Doctor Who Omniverse, and Marvel comics Omniverse).
I think that the fans might need something like creator Grant Morrison’s map of the Multiversity multiverse map but to show how the overall Omniverse (the intertwining and interaction of the DC comics Greater Omniverse, Marvel comics Omniverse, and Doctor Who Omniverse) connects.
Have Future State and Infinite Frontier killed Batman Beyond?
I have seen it suggested that there is a large enough gap in the chronological roadmap for Batman Beyond to slot in a little while after the events of Justice League Future State but I’m not too sure about that as there was no mention of Terry McGinnis in any of the Batman Future State stories.
Infinite Frontier seems committed to canonising a lot of the successful characters and concepts introduced in Future State, including Tim Fox as The Next Batman, which begs the question…
Has the Batman Beyond timeline basically been overwritten? Have we seen the last of Terry McGinnis?
Batman Beyond has never been canon on the comics, it’s strictly a possible future.
So it’s comparable to the rest of DC’s possible futures? Also what happened to Dark Nights Death Metal “making everything canon”?
Yeah, just like Kingdom Come or The Dark Knight Returns.
Okay cool, I always thought it was a canon future for Batman theology.
It is canon to the original 90s-00s DC Animate Universe, however.
It makes everything Pre-Flashpoint canon, not literally everything.
Everything was better in my continuity!
Even in the furthest we’ve seen Jace as Batman in Future State, Batman Beyond’s place in the timeline was a good 20 years after that.
But it was never canon, and it kinda isn’t a happy timeline for the Bat-Family. It could absolutely be changed to fit the current landscape of DC, like how Damian was the one who was training Terry before Flashpoint.
Or they could just continue off from the Futures End timeline, which pretty much made retcons whenever necessary to make things fit.
Both Batman Beyond and Future State are just possible futures, there’s no canon future in comics. So, nothing is killed, Batman Beyond is too popular concept anyway.
As others have said, the Future State: Batman timeline was only supposed to be about 5 years into the future, while Batman Beyond is usually 20ish years from the present, so it could exist somewhere out there, where the Magistrate is defeated, Jace Fox either retires or goes to another city, and Bruce refocuses on Gotham, before Terry takes over.
More realistically, though, Batman Beyond will likely serve as only a possible future or an alternate universe, while Future State remains only a possible future as well.
Hypertime exists to say that every future is potentially possible technically. Even Future State isn’t the definitive future of the universe.
Any future story told in the DC books in a potential future, the future is always in flux