1960's Batman stars Burt Ward and Adam West are returning to their beloved roles in the upcoming Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders animated feature, but Burt Ward has even grander things in mind.
Ward was recently a guest on ComicBook.com's Good Knight Gotham aftershow, and during the interview, he revealed the premise for a new project that he and West are pitching to the studio.
"Let me throw something at you okay. Do you remember when the Star Trek ended, and Leonard Nimoy and William Shatner did all those Star Trek movies, remember that? They were very successful and those guys were a lot older right? I mean, you didn't care that they were older, you loved them because they were with you in your childhood. Can you imagine Adam and I now, yes older, 50 years later, going to put on our tights where maybe Batman is dusting off the tights in his closet and I'm trying to pull up the tights. This could be so hilarious. We're trying to talk to the studio into doing that. It would be the antithesis of all the stuff that you see, but I guarantee you the turnout, they'd be tearing the seats out of the theaters."
It's hard to argue with his rationale. Seeing Ward and West team-up in any fashion is entertaining, and going a more Incredibles route with it would be a comedic goldmine, especially if they play it with a serious slant.
While that is only in the pitching stage, fans will get to see the two reunite when Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders hits Blu-ray and DVD on November 1.
It’s back to the 1960s as Batman and Robin spring into action when Gotham City is threatened by a quartet of Batman’s most fiendish foes – Penguin, The Joker, Riddler and Catwoman. The four Super-Villains have combined their wicked talents to hatch a plot so nefarious that the Dynamic Duo will need to go to outer space (and back) to foil their arch enemies and restore order in Gotham City. It’s a truly fantastic adventure that will pit good against evil, good against good, evil against evil … and feature two words that exponentially raise the stakes for both sides: Replicator Ray. Holy Multiplication Tables!