Animated Film Adaptation of 1960s 'Batman' Series Coming in 2016
by Ethan Anderton
March 30, 2015
If you're a fan of the 1960s TV series adaptation of Batman, and you've been wanting to see Adam West and Burt Ward back in action as The Caped Crusader and The Boy Wonder, we've got good news. West and Ward will be back as Batman and Robin, but this time they'll be animated. Consequence of Sound (via SlashFilm) reports that the Mad Monster Party convention in Charlotte, North Carolina had a panel with Adam West and Burt Ward where they two stars of the original series revealed they'll be lending their voices to an animated feature film with the 60s versions of the DC Comics superheroes back in action. Read on!
If you want video confirmation, here's the panel in question from the convention:
The animated feature is currently slated to arrive in 2016, to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the original series, which debuted in 1966. That also just so happens to be the same year that The Dark Knight will battle the Man of Steel in Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice. However, at this point it's not clear if this will be a theatrically release animated feature or just a straight-to-DVD release. We're betting the latter, but this was cool enough to warrant talking about just to let all the Batman fans out there know what's going on. Either way, it has to be better than that "Gotham" series, right? Anyone interested?
Reader Feedback - 8 Comments
This sounds like a peculiar film and I can't wait to see it.
Benjamin Hunter on Mar 30, 2015
Laughs of the day.
Tuomas Lassila on Mar 30, 2015
Love those guys
TheOct8pus on Mar 30, 2015
Holy barfing rainbows Batman!
Nathan Williams on Mar 30, 2015
I'll give it a go for nostalgia reasons.
theslayer5150 on Mar 30, 2015
Yipee! Adam West sounds the same after all these years? He should voice animated-himself Batman.
DAVIDPD on Mar 30, 2015
Been voicing Family Guy mayor since 2000.
avconsumer2 on Mar 31, 2015
I believe he does voice Commissioner Gordon on the animated series. I will watch this one in a heartbeat.
Jamie on Apr 1, 2015
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