We have reported previously that Adam West and Burt Ward are teaming up again to reprise their famous roles of Batman and Robin, the ones from the campy TV show. Granted, they will only be lending their voices as this is going to be an animated adventure, but it looks like it is worth watching. This is what is known about Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders release date, new trailer, and cast.
If you are not excited about this prospect, then clearly, you don't remember the awesome TV show that created a campy image for Batman and superheroes in general. I realize that I have reported that the Batman TV show from the sixties was one of the worst iterations of the Caped Crusader, but I also will say that there is a nostalgic factor that is so decent that it is worth saving.
In fact, the TV show lived on with a comic book series known as Batman '66, which shows Batman and Robin in this form again. There was even a story written by Harlan Ellison about Two-Face, which was intended to be a teleplay introducing audiences back then to a sixties version of Two-Face.
If you deny me, just watch the trailer below, as reveald on iO9. It has the typical ending with the dynamic duo about to be killed in an overly complicated matter. In this case, they are about to be baked in a giant TV dinner, and it would not surprise me at all if this is how one of the episodes ended this way. Yes, this would be the point where the narrator would ask the viewer to tune in tomorrow to see if they make it, which they would.
The trailer reveals that not only will the original voices be back, but Julie Newmar, who played Catwoman on the sixties show (one of them) will be back as well. Apparently, there will be other Batman villains returning like the Joker, the Riddler, and Penguin. These will have to be voiced by different actors as the original actors passed away, who were originally played by Cesar Romero, Frank Gorshin, and Burgess Meredith, respectively. This was the first time that these villains appeared to screen audiences, and they have been redone many times.
The best part is that Batman is going to face these villains in space. That was something that was never on the show, or even in the original Batman 1966 film. In fact, I have to say that it is something that I would easily pay to see.
You should be able to purchase Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders digitally on October 11, and on Blu-Ray November 1st.