When Ben Affleck was first announced as portraying Batman in the recent DC Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, plenty of Batman fans expressed outrage. It was just a few years after Christian Bale hung up his cowl there was yet another version of the Caped Crusader hitting cinemas? Not to mention that contingent of fans who were still invested in Michael Keaton as Bats (or George Clooney… or Val Kilmer… I mean, those people exist, right?).
What about those old school diehards who still think Adam West was the best Batman of all time? (Hey, there’s room for all of us in the Batverse!) Well, good news, Batfans! There’s a new movie with Adam West and Burt Ward as Batman and Robin. And if you’re wondering how much CGI it will take to erase 50 years, there’s an answer: none.
Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders is an upcoming animated feature boasting the vocal talents of West and Ward as well as Julie Newmar as Catwoman. In this film, Catwoman forms an alliance with Joker, Riddler, and Penguin, meaning that Batman and Robin will be awfully busy.
Check out the trailer!
Set in the 1960s once again, the movie features the original Batman theme as well as the colorful comic book style visuals of the iconic TV show (and more than a little self-reflexive humor). It’s also rated PG which means this should be appropriate for older kids and their parents (and grandparents).
Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders hits Blu-ray on November 1 from Warner Bros. and DC Entertainment.