We already brought you the first look at Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders, the new animated feature that recaptures the spirit and style of the classic 1966 Batman. If that wasn’t enough to make you break out your pixie boots, Warner Bros. Animation has released a new trailer that gives us a better look at the entire picture.
Give it a watch!
Something this trailer wonderfully gets across is how this incarnation of Batman still takes itself seriously at times. As a child, you never picked up on the intentional goofiness of the 1966 show. That was just the world Batman lived in. All the high concept gadgets and elaborate death traps were as genuine as anything Tim Burton or Christopher Nolan would later concoct. Something about this trailer reminds you that the 1966 version of Batman used to be cool. Just look at that Batmobile! How can you deny the awesomeness of it blasting out of the Batcave?
We’ve also learned that Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders will be making its debut at New York Comic-Con on October 6. Adam West himself will be attending the premiere and will be part of a panel discussion after the showing. Holy legend of the Dark Knight!
Has the 1966 version of Gotham’s protector fallen by the wayside when it comes to younger generations discovering its colorful charms? It was such a formative part of the Caped Crusader’s history and signaled the characters transition into the mainstream. Batman was the reason kids begged their parents to get a color TV! It’d be a shame if children of today and the future don’t have a chance to grow up with this marvelous show. The comedy and the comic book hijinks hold up to this day. Hopefully, Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders will serve as both a love letter to fans and an entry point for new followers.
The Blu-ray and DVD release will land on November 1. You’ll also be able to purchase the film digitally starting on October 11.