Earlier today, Warner Bros. released a new clip from Batman vs. Two-Face, revealing both Two-Face’s new origin as well as William Shatner’s voice in the role of the Batman adversary.
Batman vs. Two-Face follows the caped crusader as he goes up against Two-Face. The film features the late Adam West in his final portrayal of the Dark Knight. West died at the age of 88 after suffering from leukemia in early June.
In a new clip premiered by Comicbook.com, we’re given another listen to Shatner’s take on the role of Two-Face. You can check it out here.
Batman vs. Two-Face was written by Michael Jelenic and James Tucker is based on the unproduced scripts written by Harlan Ellison for a two-part episode of the 1966 Batman show titled “The Two-Way Crimes of Two-Face”. The film comes from the same team who brought you Return of the Caped Crusaders and was directed by Rick Morales.
The film features the voice cast of Adam West as Bruce Wayne, Julie Newmar as Selina Kyle (Catwoman), Burt Ward as Dick Grayson (Robin), Jeff Bergman as Joker, Sirena Irwin as Dr. Harley Quinzel) Thomas Lennon as Chief O’Hara, Lee Meriwether as Lucilee Diamond, William Salyers as Penguin, Lynne Marie Stewart as Aunt Harriet, Jim Ward as Hugo Strange and Commissioner Gordon), Steven Weber as Alfred, Wally Wingert as Riddler and King Tut and William Shatner as Harvey Dent (Two-Face). Here’s the official synopsis:
Batman vs. Two-Face finds Batman and Robin back in classic 1960s action, protecting Gotham City from some of the most nefarious villains in comics history. But when the mutilated master of multiplicity, Two-Face, begins staging a daring crime wave across Gotham, the Caped Crusaders must work double-time to discover his mysterious secret identity before they can halt his evil-doing – all the while combating the likes of Catwoman, Joker, Riddler, Penguin, Bookworm, Hugo Strange and King Tut!
Batman vs. Two-Face is available on Blu-Ray and DVD today.
5 Reasons To Revive ‘Batman Beyond’
It’s a great time for fans of DC animation. A long awaited third season of Young Justice has finally been announced. This is alongside the slew of animated movies, which unlike the live-action DC films, have generally received great critical praise.
Recently, DC released Batman and Harley Quinn. It boasts a return to the creative style of Bruce Timm’s DC Animated Universe, bringing back the voice talents of Batman: The Animated Series stars Kevin Conroy and Loren Lester as Batman and Nightwing, respectively.
This is the closest we’ve come to a new DCAU series in more than 10 years. So why stop there? We last heard from the DCAU when Justice Leauge Unlimited ended in 2006. Though that series ended with a satisfying resolution involving an epic battle with Darkseid, there’s another series that never got real closure, that has plenty of untapped potential: Batman Beyond
The futuristic series ran on Kids WB from 1999 – 2001. It featured a young Batman, Terry McGinnis, taking up the mantle from an elderly Bruce Wayne, who guided the teen from the shadows. Despite the show’s critical and commercial success, WB wanted to take the network in a lighter direction, and unceremoniously pulled the show after a measly 52 episodes.
Though the show ended nearly 15 years ago, it’s remained an iconic iteration of Batman. It was so darkly distinctive, with its fantastic animation, mature storytelling and shocking violence. These distinctive qualities have allowed Batman Beyond to survive in comic book form to this day. It’s been part of the mainstream DC comics canon for years now, and through its many different storylines has shown remarkable creative staying power.
This suggests that there’s plenty of reason for Batman Beyond to come back to the air. With Batman and Harley Quinn’s imminent release, and the revival of Young Justice looming, the time is ripe for a Batman Beyond revival. Here are the 5 reasons why. Click next to get started!