Adam West Returns As Batman Unmasked With Burt Ward, Julie Newmar: Who Else Played Caped Crusader And Catwoman?

Adam West is set to return in the highly-anticipated animated version of Batman. Joining West will be Burt Ward as his side-kick Robin, reported CNN.

Set for 2016, the project is set to premiere on the 50th anniversary of the 1960s TV series featuring the adventures of the Caped Crusader. However, in contrast to the popular Batman TV show, the animated version will contain 90 minutes of superhero action.

In addition, Ward revealed that two projects might be brewing to give superhero fans the latest on the goings on in Gotham City.

“[It’s] one of possibly two, but for sure one, that Adam and I are going to be doing the voices for,” said Burt.

But what of that famous feline Catwoman? Get ready to purr for Julie Newmar, who will also reprise her role in the animated Batman feature, according to ComicBook.

Although Julie played the role during the first two Batman TV show seasons, Eartha Kitt portrayed the villain during the third season.

As for the other versions of Batman? More actors have dared to become the famed savior of Gotham City than any other superheroes, reported Den of Geek.

Following his success in The Dark Knight Rises, Christian Bale earned the credits as the only actor to portray Bruce Wayne and Batman multiple times. Add on Michael Keaton and possibly Ben Affleck to challenge that status.

Val Kilmer also wore that Caped Crusader costume, as did George Clooney and Will Arnett.

Catwoman has enjoyed an equally long history of actresses daring to slip into that slinky catsuit, according to the New York Post.

In addition to Julie and Eartha, Lee Meriwether, Michelle Pfeiffer, Halle Berry, and Anne Hathaway portrayed the feline.

For Anne, slipping into that catsuit proved to be a challenge. A vegetarian at the time, Hathaway’s personal nutrition coach Jackie Keller told Shape that Anne shifted to a primarily plant-based, gluten-free diet that provided her with enough protein.

Among Anne’s favorite foods on that diet were avocados, almonds, sesame seeds, dark chocolate, bright red vegetables, yams, dark leafy greens, ginger, and turmeric. Her meals typically included vegan soup, plant-based sandwiches, and even chocolate power smoothies made with almond milk.

As the Inquisitr reported, Anne subsequently abandoned her vegan diet and shifted to a high-protein, Paleo-style diet that even included sausage.

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