Whether you're a fan of the DC Animated Universe, or are longing for the days of the 1966 TV version of Batman to return, Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders is looking to be the next huge event in the animated world of superheroes. What's even better is that thanks to Fathom Events, you'll get a chance to see the return of Adam West, Burt Ward, and Julie Newmar in theaters.
Fathom Events has announced that on Monday, October 10th, you'll have three chances to see Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders in select theaters nationwide. Showings at 2:00, 7:30 and 10:00 PM are scheduled to occur, with the film's running time being listed as a brisk 95 minutes. Unlike the last animated event broadcast by Fathom, Batman: The Killing Joke, this latest film is rater PG for ''action, suggestive material and rude humor.'' While Burt Ward himself has promised the film will be a welcomed refresh of the original Batman TV show, it doesn't look like this latest film will be crippling any of its key characters, or introducing interesting twists to their love lives.
One way Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders could mimic its theatrical predecessor is in the way its initial engagement was extended. What was supposed to be a single night of showings for Batman: The Killing Joke eventually turned into a two night extravaganza that brought in a pretty impressive haul for the limited run it occupied. Should fans feel just as revved up about the dose of classic comic capers heading their way, there could be at least one more night of showings added to the current engagement. In case you haven't already seen it, the trailer below is all you should need to sell you on the idea.
Nostalgia works wonders when it comes to projects like Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders. Not to mention, with the success of the Batman '66 comic the film takes its inspiration from has done, there's a good chance that this DC animated film could be their next big hit. Only time will tell, but for now we're eagerly awaiting this nostalgic throwback's arrival with our cereal bowls full and our capes firmly tied around our necks.
Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders will be in theaters on October 10th, followed by a Digital HD release on October 11th and an eventual Blu-ray / DVD release on November 1st. The date for the 1st National Battusi Dance Contest is to be determined.