Itís probably ironic that Smallville
was born after a pitch for Bruce Wayne
, a series focusing on the character before he became Batman, failed to generate interest. And then when there is
interest in the concept, the character is off-limits. In 2009, The CW also greenlit a pilot for The Graysons
, focusing on the pre-Robin adventures of Dick Grayson, as a possible replacement for Smallville
. However, that project was abandoned.