It is an inarguable fact that the world simply does not have enough Batman. So thank God Adam West and Burt Ward have (kind of) announced they will return to their superhero tights – at least animated ones.
The announcement came from Ward, who discussed the superheroes' future at a Mad Monster Party over the weekend. Though his comments aren't exact or very detailed – and he probably shouldn't have said anything at all – he revealed a new movie is upcoming, the Hollywood Reporter revealed.
"(Fans) can look forward to a new animated Batman full length, 90-minute feature, coming out on the 50th anniversary … one of possibly two, but for sure one, that Adam (West) and I are going to be doing the voices for."And that's all he leaked about he and Adam's – the original Batman and Robin - possible reprisal of their roles.
Naturally, the Internet is awash with speculation. Firstly, this potential new film is coming around about the same time as the 50th anniversary of the wonderfully campy TV series popular in the 1960s.
The folks over at Geek reminded the Internet that West's return to the role has been attempted before. There was a 2003 CBS TV movie Return to the Batcave: The Misadventures of Adam and Burt. But most people will recognize his voice as the ditzy mayor on Family Guy.
A return to the original superhero duo, with Adam and Burt providing the voices, is one of many Batman endeavors to grace pop culture recently. The 1960 series was released on DVD in 2014; Warner Brothers and DC Entertainment also unveiled a bunch of Batman '66 merchandise and comic books as well, IGN added.
Then, of course, there's the Christopher Nolan revamp, and 2016's Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.
Which means the world is certainly prepared to welcome Adam West's return to his original role with open arms.
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