Campy 'Batman' alum Adam West is back in 'Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders' trailer

Campy 'Batman' alum Adam West is back in 'Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders' trailer
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If it seems like Batman is all gloom and doom after the disastrous film adaptation of Batman: The Killing Joke and Ben Affleck's iteration of the character that is a borderline serial killer, remember this: Once upon a time, Batman was a campy '60s live-action TV show starring Adam West. 

Warner Bros. Animation and DC Entertainment apparently miss that Batman; the studio's latest animated film, Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders, is a light-hearted homage to the vintage series. 

The newest trailer for the film features members of the original cast reprising their voices — West as Batman, Burt Ward as Robin and Julie Newmar as Catwoman — as the Caped Crusader has to deal with several villains returning to take over Gotham. Batman and the Boy Wonder's hands are busy, as the trailer shows the duo strapped to a gigantic dinner tray, slowly careening toward a giant oven, labeled "GIANT OVEN." 

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The film will stay true to the' 60s iteration of Batman in other ways too — including the show's memorable puns and corny dialogue ("Holy unholy alliance") to fight scenes using onomatopoeia bubbles.

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Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders is out on Digital HD Oct. 11 and DVD and Blu-Ray Nov. 1. Watch the trailer below.

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Miles Surrey

Miles is a staff writer at Mic, covering culture. He is based in New York and can be reached at miles@mic.com.

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