While ‘Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders‘ hasn’t even been released yet, it already has a sequel with a 2017 release which has tapped William Shatner (‘Star Trek’) to voice Two-Face as the villain! The announcement was made at the world premiere screening of the first film at this week’s New York Comic-Con and the first ‘Star Trek’ captain to have captured our hearts is now boldly going to another classic series which he has never gone to before! With Adam West reprising his role as Batman, Burt Ward as Robin, and Julie Newmar as Catwoman the fans have already been eating this up and now we’ve got something else special to look forward to.
While due out for a home release on October 11th for VOD and November 1st for Blu-Ray the film is also getting a theatrical run on October 10th.
The first film featuring the return of the 60’s television show in animated form is described as:
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!
With four supervillains making life for the Dynamic Duo a pain in the first film, you have to wonder who will be returning and who might be added when this sequel is released. I suspect that, at the very least, we’ll be seeing Catwoman return.
While Two-Face never appeared in the series, an episode was penned to include him which was released last year in comic form as ‘Batman ’66: The Lost Episode’ #1.
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Source: The Hollywood Reporter.
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