Are Adam West and Burt Ward returning to the Batcave?

March 31, 2015 | 6:57 a.m.
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Robin and Batman on their Batbikes in "Batman: The Complete Series." (Warner Bros. Home Entertainment)

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Batman and Robin encounter the Green Hornet in "Batman: The Complete Series." (Warner Bros. Home Entertainment)

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The Riddler in "Batman: The Complete Series." (Warner Bros. Home Entertainment)

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Dick Clark, Robin and Batman in "Batman: The Complete Series." (Warner Bros. Home Entertainment)

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Mr. Freeze in "Batman: The Complete Series." (Warner Bros. Home Entertainment)

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The Puzzler in "Batman: The Complete Series." (Warner Bros. Home Entertainment)

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It’s been a long bat-time and it’s a different bat-channel, but Adam West and Burt Ward appear to be heading back to Wayne Manor.

The two dropped the news at a convention over the weekend in Charlotte, N.C., telling the assembled crowd at the Mad Monster Party that there will be at least one 90-minute animated film to celebrate the 50th anniversary of 1966 film “Batman: The Movie.”

Insert full-color “POW!” and “ZAP!!” animations here.

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Well, hopefully. A spokesperson for Warner Bros. Home Entertainment declined to comment, saying the company will only speak on “official announcements.”

Ward, however, was far from quiet about the proposed project.

“You can look forward to a new animated ‘Batman’ full-length 90-minute feature, coming out on the 50th anniversary,” said Ward, who portrayed Robin for the campy film and series. The relevant portion of the panel has been clipped and heavily shared online.

Ward hinted that there’s “possibly two” films in the works, but sounded pretty definite that there’s “for sure” one film that will feature the voices of the Dynamic Duo.

If true, it continues a revival of the late ’60s-era Batman that came to the fore last year when Warner Home Video released the entire series for the first time on Blu-ray and DVD. The set features all 120 episodes, which have been digitally remastered, and three hours of cast interviews, screen-test footage and other extras.

The series was known for its over-the-top fights, wacky humor, goofy puns and Pop Art style.

“It was an absurdist comedy and a social satire,” West told the Times last year. “We worked very hard to shape it in that direction — fun for the kids and exciting for adults who could get the laughs.”

— Todd Martens

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