Does the back-to-back grittiness of the Nolan films, ‘Batman v. Superman’, and ‘The Killing Joke’ make your Batfan heart pine for lighter days? Then you’re in luck, because the latest Batman animated film has been announced, and it’s sure to delight old-school Batfans. It will be called ‘Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders‘, and it will star none other than Adam West, Burt Ward, and Julie Newmar! This announcement, as well as the first teaser, come to us courtesy of Entertainment Weekly.
We hear West and Ward back in action as the Dynamic Duo, up to their typical peril and beloved puns. We also get a tease for the plot to come – much like ‘Batman: The Movie’, this film will see our heroes up against some of their most iconic villains, including the Joker, the Penguin, the Riddler, and Newmar’s Catwoman. The teaser also reveals the cover and the film’s release dates – Digital HD on October 11th, and Blu-ray on November 1st. Even in the short teaser, this feels very much in-line with the ’66 TV show, and I have to admit, it feels refreshing. It feels like we’ve been taking Batman so seriously lately, but between this and ‘The Lego Batman Movie’, it feels like we’re finally allowed to have fun with the Caped Crusader again.
‘Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders’ stars Adam West, Burt Ward, and Julie Newmar. It will be available on Digital HD October 11th and on Blu-ray November 1. Holy excitement, Batfans!