Warner Bros. is denying reports that veteran actor Paul Newman
is in line to play the Caped Crusader at age 75 in an upcoming film based on the animated Batman Beyond
series. According to a London tabloid, Newman was to play the crimefighter as a retiree who hands over the reins to a young newcomer named Terry McGinnis. "There's absolutely no truth to the rumor," insists a studio rep. As it is, Warner Bros. already has a Batman Beyond
flick in the can, to be released later this fall.