Adam West, Burt Ward, and Julie Newmar are returning to Batman in Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders. That's probably all you need to know to make this an instant buy, especially if you grew up with the beloved 1960s Batman TV series they all starred in. The show has had a renaissance of late, with a popular series of comics that revived interest before this new animated feature.
In our exclusive clip, we get to hear Adam West returning to the role of Bruce Wayne/Batman, and see some classic staples of the show, including the Bat-Phone, the Bat-Poles, and an incredibly cheesy line from Commissioner Gordon. Oh, and you get to hear Adam freaking West say "To the Bat Cave" again. Make with the clicky.
Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders premieres tonight at New York Comic Con, followed by a Fathom Events screening at select movie theaters on Monday, October 10, 2016. The film hits digital HD on Tuesday October 11, and Blu-ray and DVD on November 1, 2016.
From the press release:
"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!
"Adam West steps behind the microphone to bring Batman to fully animated fruition. Burt Ward joins the fun as Batman's sidekick, Robin, giving The Boy Wonder his voice in animated form. And Julie Newmar, star of stage (Tony Award winner for The Marriage-Go-Round) and screen (Seven Brides for Seven Brothers), dons her feline ears to bring Catwoman to life.
"Rick Morales (LEGO® DC Comics Super Heroes – Justice League: Cosmic Clash) directs from a script by Michael Jelenic (Teen Titans Go!) and James Tucker (Justice League vs. Teen Titans). Tucker and Jelenic also serve as Supervising Producer and Producer, respectively, on the film. Sam Register is Executive Producer. Benjamin Melniker and Michael Uslan are Executive Producers."