Long before the dark-themed Batman animated series of the '90s was broadcast on television, and Nolan's version of a philosophical hero mesmerised superhero fans, or Ben Affleck donned the costume, there was Adam West as Bruce Wayne and there was the Caped Crusader of the '60s.
Much to the delight of superhero fans all over the world, Warner Bros. animation and DC Entertainment are set to bring their next animated movie, titled "Batman: Return of the Caped Crusader." The film is heavily based on Adam West, Burt Ward-starrer "Batman" TV series that featured Batman and Robin as Gotham city's dynamic duo.
Besides West and Ward, Julie Newmar will also voice her character of Catwoman from the original series. Just like the series, the animated film will also explore the adventures of Batman and Robin in the classic Gotham city of the 1960s where the two defend the city from different villains and their henchmen.
"Return of the Caped Crusader" had its world premiere at the New York Comic Con. The panel was hosted by Warner Bros. Home Entertainment and included Adam West, director Rick Morales, and screenwriters/producers Michael Jelenic and James Tucker. The panel was moderated by Warner Bros. Animation President Sam Register.
"Return of the Caped Crusader" tells the story of Batman and Robin as they team up once again to fight against the deadly plans of villains like The Joker, Riddler, Penguin and Catwoman. As stated by Comic Book, the duo will explore space and Gotham undergrounds as part of their adventures in the movie.
Batman fans are looking forward to the movie, as besides the return of West and Ward, it also delves into a classic Batman storyline, unlike the modern, dark-toned incarnations. "Batman: Return of the Caped Crusader" is scheduled to be released in digital HD on Oct. 11, 2016 and will be available in Blu-ray and DVD on Nov. 1, 2016.