Holy animated hijinks, Batman! We’re getting animated!


The second best iteration of the beloved Dark Knight after Kevin Conroy (in my opinion) will be getting a 90-minute animated feature film for 2016.

I’m talking of course about Batman ’66, also known as the 1960s Batman TV series starring Adam West as Batman and Burt Ward as the Boy Wonder, Robin. Cinemablend went to the Mad Monster Party in Charlotte NC and posted the following:

At the Mad Monster Party in Charlotte, North Carolina this weekend (via Consequence of Sound), actors Adam West and Burt Ward announced that they will be voicing Batman and Robin respectively for an animated 90-minute film coming out in 2016. While no specific release date was revealed, it’s possible it will be released around the same time as Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice hits theaters as a fun tie-in. Ward also mentioned that there may even be a second film he and West will do voice work for, but only one is confirmed as of now.

Not much else is known about the project, although I, myself, am very excited to see how this comes together. I’ve always been a fan of the original Batman TV show, despite the cheesy and often campy tone of it. The fight scenes were especially fun to watch as well as the over-the-top dialogue and personalities of all the characters. Maybe they’ll even touch on the infamous “Crimes of Two-Face” episode that never got to see the light of day.

Currently, there is a run of “Batman 66” comics available at your local comic book retailer if you’re interested in getting an idea of what’s to possibly come from Warner Bros. Animation Studios.

Keep your bat-signals ready and stay by the commissioner’s phone. The Dynamic Duo will be back next time!

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