Batman: Return of the Caped Crusader clip, Shatner sequel news and more

October 13th, 2016 by Phil Robinson Comments

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Return of the Caped Crusader could well be the wackiest Batman animated movie we’ll ever see. Taking its influence from the Batman ’66 run, we now have a preview clip, sequel casting news and more to share.

DC have shared a video over on their Youtube Channel, previewing a scene involving the animated feature’s main villains. Check it out below:

Seeing an animated version of Catwoman, The Penguin, The Riddler and The Joker recreated in that classic style is a real treat. We can’t wait to see the full feature.

Even though Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders isn’t hitting shelves until the 1st November, the news that a sequel is in the works have already hit the Internet and, rather wonderfully, we have the first addition to the cast: William Shatner will be voicing Two-Face.

William. Friggin’. Shatner.

Shut the Internet down for the night, this is the best news you’ll hear tonight.

The sequel is penciled for a 2017 release.


Finally, sticking with the news surrounding the return to retro, the team up old school fans never got is coming to comics: Batman ’66 is teaming up with Wonder Woman ’77.

Coming from co-writers Marc Andreyko and Jeff Parker, and art by David Hahn and Karl Kesel, with it running for six issues.

Andreyko teased what we’ll be seeing, saying “The first two issues take place in 1944 with a 12-year-old Bruce Wayne. The second two take place in ’66. The final two in ’77. We’re introducing a villain who’s never been used on either of the shows but is super-famous in the comic books.”

DC also shared the following images:

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