Batman ’66 stars Adam West and Burt Ward get a modern update as the dynamic duo in an awesome new image to commemorate the Dark Knight’s 80th birthday.
The dynamic duo have been absent in live action since 1997’s Batman & Robin; however, Adam West and Burt Ward brought Batman and Robin to life in the 60s and is still celebrated to this day. The iconic series starring Adam West and Burt Ward portrayed the lighter side to the character’s lore. Adam West and Burt Ward reprised their roles as the dynamic duo in two animated films based off the beloved series. Adam West and Burt Ward have also lended their voices in other projects over the years. Unfortunately, Adam West has since passed away back in 2017.
Robin wasn’t featured in Christoper Nolan’s The Dark Knight Trilogy, but the there have been easter eggs laced throughout the DCEU regarding the Robin. Fans have been hoping for a modern version of Batman and Robin in live action for years, even though Matt Reeves seems to be focusing on a younger Batman in the upcoming film. Nonetheless, an awesome new image modernizes Adam West’s Batman and Burt Ward’s Robin, which you can check out below:
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Robin: "Gosh, if I could just figure out that riddle. Why can't I get it?" Batman: "Maybe your mind's on that cute little teenager who waved to you on the way across town, eh?" Robin: "Awww, come on, Batman." – Happy 80th Birthday #Batman Always a pleasure to work with the man @barrett.digital on this #combomeal modernizing the Batman 66 dynamic duo!
Do you think Adam West and Burt Ward’s Dynamic Duo can ever be topped? Will Robin appear in Matt Reeves’ upcoming film? Sound off in the comments below!
Plot details for The Batman are under wraps, though the project has been rumored to be centered on a younger Caped Crusader. The Penguin will be featured as an antagonist in the film along with an unknown rogues gallery of villains. While DC is set to restart Batman’s story on the big screen, Matt Reeves has confirmed that The Batman will not be directly based on Frank Miller’s Year One comic. Unfortunately for fans of Ben Affleck, the actor has confirmed he will not be returning to reprise his role for Matt Reeves’ standalone film.
The Batman is one of the many projects currently being developed by Warner Bros. and DC Films, including The Flash standalone film, Green Lantern Corps, Black Adam, Cyborg, Supergirl, New Gods, and Nightwing. Meanwhile, production on DC’s Birds of Prey spin-off titled Birds of Prey (And The Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) starring Margot Robbie is set to begin this week.
The DCEU continues forward with Shazam! on April 5, 2019, Birds of Prey (And The Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn), on February 7, 2020, and Wonder Woman 1984 on June 5, 2020. A standalone Joker film set outside of the DC Films universe starring Joaquin Phoenix as the Clown Prince of Crime is also set to hit theaters October 4, 2019.
Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for the latest news on The Batman and the future of the DC cinematic universe as we learn it.
Sony’s ‘Masters Of The Universe’ Character Lineup Revealed (Exclusive)
Sony is set to take a stab at turning He-Man and the Masters of the Universe into their next big franchise and Heroic Hollywood has learned which characters the studio is currently looking to cast in the film.
Noah Centineo has been cast in the lead role as He-Man himself in Masters of the Universe which will be based on the Mattel franchise of the same name.
Sony's Masters of the Universe centers on the conflict between He-Man, the secret identity of Prince Adam, and the villainous sorcerer Skeletor on the planet Eternia. The franchise previously spawned an animated TV series that ran from 1983 to 1985 and 1987 live-action film starring Dolph Lundgren.
The Nee Brothers, Adam, and Aaron Nee are directing the reboot from a script written by Iron Man writers Art Marcum and Matt Holloway. Sony’s Matthew Milam will oversee the project for the studio and Mattel is a partner on the film. Escape Artists’ Todd Black, Jason Blumenthal, and Steve Tisch are producing alongside Franklin Entertainment’s DeVon Franklin. While David S. Goyer previously in talks to direct the film, he remains on board the project as an executive producer and screenwriter.
With Sony's Masters of the Universe film finally coming to fruition and set to begin filming this summer after years in development, we've learned which characters the studio is currently to cast for the project. You can hit the jump to find out which characters you can expect to appear in the film opposite Noah Centineo's He-Man below.
Of course. How could Sony's Masters of the Universe movie not include the most dangerous threat to Eternia?
While details are slim, the studio is looking for a male actor in his 40s to take on the role of Skeletor, He-Man's most dangerous antagonist who won't rest until he has the secrets of Castle Grayskull which would allow him to become the master of the universe.
The head of Eternia's government and descendent of King Grayskull who now reigns over Eternia. The noble King is also the father of both He-Man and She-Ra.
Details on what kind of actor the studio is looking to cast for the male character have yet to be revealed.
Sony is looking for an actress in her 20s to take on the role of Teela.
Teela is one of the earliest Masters of the Universe characters developed. She is the Captain of the Royal Guard at the Palace of Eternos and often assists He-Man in his battles, although she has no idea He-Man is actually the alter-ego of Prince Adam.
Lastly, we have Zodak. Details on what type of actor the studio is looking to cast for the male character are still under wraps.
Zodak is an immortal Eternian and an opponent of the Snake Men after living during the prehistoric conflicts between the Ancients and the Snake Men. The character was originally developed as a reworking of the Zodac character from the 1980s but has since come into his own within Masters of the Universe lore.
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