Could Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders Be Darker Than Fans Are Expecting?


When the sizzle reel and official trailer for Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders were released it certainly felt like the 60’s Batman television series being bought back. With both Adam West and Burt Ward returning in their iconic roles as Batman and Robin and the dialogue it further gave fans the sense that the upcoming animated film will be the campy tone that William Dozier created back in 1966.

Now it seems as though fans may end up being surprised as Burt Ward has left some cryptic details in the recent episode of The Batcave Podcast,  implying that the upcoming release will be very different from what fans expect and will be shocked at what they will see in the film. I suspect it won’t be as dark as recent animated features or films, but perhaps closer to the tone of Batman: Brave and the Bold’s darkest episodes.

He does go on to talk about other projects he’s worked on, how it felt to work with Frank Gorshin (The Riddler), Julie Newmar (Catwoman), Vincent Price (Egghead), Yvonne Craig (Batgirl), Burgess Meredith (The Penguin) ans Caesar Romero (The Joker. He also goes on to discuss how different it was to work on this film compared to working with 20th Century Fox on the TV Series and  bit about working on the Filmation series in the 70’s.

Skip to 15:33 if you want to hear the point where he talks about it being different from what fans are expecting.

Eric Curto

Eric Curto

My name is Eric and I am loving this current comic book boom, I was around for the first one with Superman: The Movie, Supergirl(being the first female and crossover film) and Batman and have been enjoying the resurgence since Blade. Can't express how much I cannot wait for WB & DC to take back the film universe but until than I love the TV shows we have gotten. I only started reading comics about 10 years ago but am connected more to DC over Marvel or any other major company. If you wanna chat feel free to contact me
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