For the better part of this year (2016), Adam West and Burt Ward had been telling fans of the 1960s hit TV series Batman about an upcoming project they have been working on. Rumors abounded as to what it could be, and people guessed anything from cameo appearances to a new television series.
Last week the news hit that the original Batman and Robin (Dynamic Duo) would team up once more for an animated film, also involving Julie Newmar as Catwoman. We now have the official trailer to give us insight into the exciting new project.
The trailer starts off with a regrouping of the Caped Crusader’s most famous villains: the Riddler, the Joker, Penguin and Catwoman. Batman and Robin team up to stop them, chasing them around in the Batmobile before stumbling into trouble.
Earlier this year, West promised the film would be the Batman and Robin we remember from the 1960s TV series.
Based on the trailer, he wasn’t lying. The film looks like it has the same camp as the show, complete with punchy title cards and comically unnecessary labels.
Batman: Return of the Caped Crusader will be available on Digital HD format October 11 and Blu-Ray Combo Pack November 1 2016.
Here are the facts so far, apparently, director Christopher Nolan has yet to sign on for the third film and until he does, casting, story and characters will not be discussed. "Chris and I haven’t even talked about it," Goyer told MTV News. "He quite understandably is taking a long, long vacation and wants to purge himself."
He added that there is nothing official, but admits that there have been some "unofficial" talks. "We have mused here and there [but] I mean Chris is pretty much a one movie at a time kind of guy," Goyer said. "I wish I could tell you more. There really isn’t anything to tell."
Goyer also stated that he finds these fan speculations "amusing."
This is very interesting news, since some of the rumors didn’t come from fans, but from actor Michael Caine. He said that he spoke to a Warner Bros executive, who revealed to him that both Depp and Hoffman are considered for The Riddler and The Penguin. Since then, Depp has stated that he would be interested, while Hoffman rejected the idea of him playing a villain in a comic book movie. Regarding Catwoman, Angelina Jolie has expressed interest.
So even though all these were just rumors, what and who do you want to see in the 3rd Dark Knight movie?