Adam West and Burt Ward are back, according to the Sydney Morning Herald. The duo will reprise their iconic roles of Batman and Robin in a new animated Batman adventure.
— Gary Miereanu (@SuperPRGuy) August 25, 2016
Adam West, Burt Ward, and Julie Newmar are reuniting to bring their iconic characters back. The trio played Batman, Robin, and Catwoman respectively, in the classic Batman TV series, which aired from 1966 through 1968.
Adam West is back as the Caped Crusader, while Ward reprises his role of Batman’s sidekick in the upcoming animated film titled Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders. The new animated film promises to bring the Batman vibes from the original 1960s Batman TV series.
While the trio are somewhat too old to do Batman-esque stunts on their own (Adam West turns 88 next month, Ward is 71, while Newmar just turned 83 several days ago), they will lend their voices to the animated film produced by Sam Register.
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Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders featuring Adam West’s iconic deep Batman voice is a straight to DVD affair, which will debut digitally on October 11, 2016, and on home video on November 1, 2016.
On Wednesday, Warner Bros. released a trailer for the Batman 2016 animated film, in which it can be clearly seen that Adam West, Ward, and Newmar still have what it takes to be part of the superhero world.
Adam West and Ward still crack those witty jokes as they did in the 1960s, while the animated film still carries the same comic-book vibes like the original TV series.
The 1960s Batman sent Adam West’s Batman and Ward’s Robin on a mission to defend Gotham City from a variety of villains and their henchmen, according to CNN. The duo fought tooth and nail to defeat such comic-book villains as the Joker (played by Cesar Romero), Penguin (Burgess Meredith), Riddler (Frank Gorshin), and Egghead (Vincent Price).
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Adam West and Ward’s iconic superhero characters also fought against several Catwomen in the original series, including Julie Newmar, who reunites with the duo to bring back the original TV series to the 2016 audience.
Batman vs Superman: The Dawn of Justice, which was released earlier this year and turned out to be a complete disappointment for comic book fans, may have carried a super-serious tone, but the original 1960s Batman TV series featuring Adam West and the upcoming animated film are full of jokes and funny quips.
In one of the scenes shown in the first trailer for Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders, Adam West, and Ward’s characters are seen strapped to a large cafeteria tray, but they still exchange quips and crack jokes while slowly rolling toward their demise.
“It’s starting to heat up, Batman, but we smell delicious.”
And in his deep, rough-edged voice Adam West responds that it’s probably the “smell of death.” The film has it all: hilarious quips, deadpans, skin-tight outfits, nostalgia-inducing voices from the 1960s and the same weirdly choreographed fighting scenes.
In one of the most beloved 1966 Batman TV show’s scenes, Batman is seen fighting with a rubber shark. And with his genius intellect and physical prowess, Batman, played by Adam West, happens to have a can of bat-shark repellent, which helps him win the fight. And Adam West’s Batman was not only a genius and awesome fighter but also a “good citizen,” as the superhero himself said in the original TV series. In one of the scenes, Batman rides his Batmobile and stops to put money in the meter. And in that scene, Batman declares his deed a “good citizenship.”
[Photo by AP Photo/Mark Elias]