Batman fans the world over are still reeling from the tragic passing of Adam West at the age of 88. The actor became a pop culture icon in the 1960s for his camp-tastic portrayal of the not-so Dark Knight in the classic Batman TV series. It was a role that he’d actually returned to very recently, too.
Last year, the animated movie Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders reunited West with his TV co-stars Burt Ward (Robin) and Julie Newmar (Catwoman) for a hilarious throwback. It was so well received that a sequel was very quickly announced. With the news of West’s death, however, fans had begun to wonder what would happen with the film and if it’d still see a release.
Well, according to 13th Dimension, the actor had completed his voice work for the movie before his passing. There’s no word yet on when the sequel may arrive, but it’s expected to make an appearance in some form at this year’s Comic-Con, so be sure to stay tuned for more.
Titled Batman vs. Two Face, the film will see the Caped Crusaders square off against an iconic Batman villain who never actually found his way onto the original show. Even better than that, Two-Face will be played by another 60s TV icon – Captain Kirk himself, William Shatner.
If you haven’t watched Return of the Caped Crusaders yet and are a fan of West’s interpretation of the character, it comes highly recommended. Let’s just hope that Batman vs. Two Face matches up to its affectionate nods to the past and bags of humour and provides a fitting farewell performance for Adam West. For his generations of fans, West will always be Batman and at least we can rest easy knowing that we have this one last turn in the role to enjoy.