Holy old-school reboot, Batman! Warner Bros. just released a new clip from the upcoming animated movie, Batman vs. Two-Face, set in the world of Adam West’s take on the Caped Crusader from the 1960s. The film follows in the style of last year’s Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders and introduces William Shatner as the Two-Face of West’s retro Bat Universe. The film also features West’s last performance as Batman, recorded before his death in June this year.
The new clip gives us a look at two classic Bat-foes who did not originally feature in the 1960s TV series – Hugo Strange and Two-Face himself. The clip shows Strange’s attempt to extract the evil nature from several of Batman’s enemies go horribly wrong, resulting in a lab accident that turns Harvey Dent into the villainous Two-Face. Check out the clip below:
The new origin for Two-Face – replacing the comics’ acid attack with some more comical mad science – is suitably more lighthearted and farcical, keeping in line with the tone of the 1960s series. As well as introducing us to retro reimaginings of Two-Face and Hugo Strange, the clip also features Dr. Harleen Quinzel, better known to Batman fans as the Joker’s partner in crime and girlfriend, Harley Quinn. There has been no word on whether Dr. Quinzel will also assume her more villainous more mantle in this film, though it may seem unlikely, given that the Dynamic Duo may well already have their hands full with Two-Face and Hugo Strange! Not to mention what might become of those other villains, strapped into Strange’s failed Evil Extractor…
Batman vs. Two-Face features the voice cast of Adam West as Bruce Wayne (Batman) in his final acting role, Julie Newmar as Selina Kyle (Catwoman), Burt Ward as Dick Grayson (Robin), and William Shatner as Harvey Dent (Two-Face).
The film is out now on Blu-Ray and DVD.
Source: Warner Bros.
5 Greatest Batman Comic Book Crossovers
Batman is one of DC’s most versatile characters. He fits well in dark stories like The Killing Joke just as much as he does in campy stories like Batman ’66. Not only does he fit well in every corner of the DC Universe, fighting alongside the Justice League on Earth or taking on Darkseid on Apokolips, but he also fits in different comic book universes.
Over the character’s long history, there have been multiple crossovers that have taken the Caped Crusader to new lands. He’s gone up against everyone from the Punisher to the Predator and even fought alongside fan favorite characters like The Spirit and Hellboy. No matter where he goes, Batman is still a great character who can handle himself no matter where he ends up. Batman has scared enough people in the DC Universe and Bruce Wayne has seduced enough young ladies, so it only makes sense that he expands his reach every once in a while.
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