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Actor Morgan Freeman turns 88 today. He's been in prison; played the President and the Almighty. He's been in Westerns with Clint Eastwood and Robin Hood with Kevin Costner - who played Jonathan Kent in Man of Steel. As you know, one of Freeman's most notable roles was the first live-action Lucius Fox in the Nolan Batman trilogy, opposite Christian Bale.
Brock Peters, from To Kill A Mockingbird, andthe Star Trek film series, was the first actor to voice Fox in Batman: The Animated Series. Peters was also Commander Sisko's father on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine.
What if...he were introduced much earlier? Say, the Fall of 1969?
One of the notable things the Batman '66 comic series did, in it's all too brief run, was introduce a black Mayor Lindseed. The black mayor of Gotham made a couple appearances; once, when Lord Marmaduke Ffogg and Lady Penelope Peasoup came to Gotham.
What if a Season Four of Batman '66 featured actor Brock Peters not just as the voice of Lucius Fox, but as Fox in person? He could be the CEO and President of Wayne Foundation. He could still be The Bright Knight's "Q". assembling all those amazing gadgets and gizmos for the dynamic duo. He could also very well be another confidant, besides Alfred Pennyworth, to know Bruce and Dick's dual identity.
It might be a game-changer, and "break the format" to reduce the role of Chief O'Hara slightly; but introducing a diverse character like Lucius would be a landmark step.