Hot news coming out of the Mad Monster Party in Charlotte, North Carolina. Original stars of the hit 1966 live-action TV series Batman are returning to reprise their roles in a new animated movie. While an exact release date has yet to be announced, the film will hit Blu-ray, DVD and VOD in 2016. It will be released in conjunction with the big screen Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, and it promises to provide a campy alternative to that film's more serious take on the DC superhero mythos.
Burt Ward, who played Robin in the original series, broke the news while participating in a Q&A with co-star Adam West. Both will return to their respective roles for this brand-new animated film. Burt Ward says the movie will run 90 minutes, and there is the possibility of a new animated Batman franchise, as a second movie is in the works. Though, a second movie actually getting released depends on how well the first one is received. While not confirmed, the film will most likely be released as part of Warner Bros.' DC Universe Animated Original Movies, but it probably won't tie into their ongoing story lines, standing as its own entity.Read More
Next week, fans can finally revisit the entire original Batman TV series in a new Blu-ray and DVD set from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment. To get ready for this upcoming release, a new featurette has been released where series star Adam West reveals which of the 120 episodes is his favorite.
This preview also includes a short scene from the pilot episode that features Batman creating the new "dance craze" that swept the nation, the "Batusi," alongside Jill St. John's Molly. If that wasn't enough, we also have six new photos from this classic series, featuring Batgirl (Yvonne Craig), King Tut (Victor Buono), Louie the Lilac (Milton Berle), Mr. Freeze (George Sanders) and, of course, Batman (Adam West) and Robin (Burt Ward).Read More
Amidst a flurry of rumors that original Batman TV series star Adam West was recently seen on the Nottingham, England set of director Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight Rises comes the news that the actor is actually appearing in the film.
This cameo rumor comes from Floss Magazine's Twitter feed, but it has neither been confirmed or denied by Christopher Nolan's camp or anyone at Warner Bros.Read More