This past summer, Batfans got to see one of the Dark Knight’s most controversial tales brought to life in animated form with the release of The Killing Joke. It was the latest in the line of DC’s popular animated films, and it was among the very few to receive a limited theatrical release. Based on that success, DC and Warner Brothers will be doing the same with their next animated feature. Going from one extreme to another, DC this October will take us back to the world of the 1966 TV series with the release of Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders.
Screenrant reports that after its world premiere at NYCC on October 6th, the movie will have a one-night engagement in theaters on October 10th with times at 2:00, 7:00, and 10:00. The movie will be released on Digital HD the following day, and released on Blu-Ray November 1.
Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders will feature the voices of Adam West, Burt Ward, and Julie Newmar reprising their iconic roles as Batman, Robin, and Catwoman respectively. Other voice actors will fill in for the rest of the Rogues Gallery: Joker, Penguin, and Riddler.
This movie looks great for quite a few reasons, as it strives to capture the camp and earnestness of the original series that made it so special. For kids, it was one of the greatest action shows on TV. For adults, it was one of the funniest sitcoms. What I am looking forward to the most is that we may finally get a glimpse of how they get their costumes on while sliding down the Batpoles. Physically impossible (at our current level of technology, anyway), but still pretty cool.
So what do you think? Are you excited for the return of Adam West and Burt Ward as the Dynamic Duo? Let me know on Twitter on sound off at the same bat-time, same bat-channel in the comments below.
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