At eight years of age, Terry McGinnis went with his parents, Warren & Mary McGinnis to see the new film, The Grey Ghost Strikes. As they were going to their car, an assassin hired by Amanda Waller was waiting in the shadows to kill Terry's parents as part of Project Batman Beyond. Ultimately, the plan never happened as Phantasm backed out citing that Bruce Wayne would never resort to murder.
The name of the film is most likely a reference to Star Wars: Episode V The Empire Strikes Back, which coincidentally, starred Mark Hamill, the voice actor of both the Joker and Solomon Grundy in the DCAU, in the lead role.
- Epilogue (Cameo in flashbacks)