Warner Bros. Animation and DC Entertainment have announced that two titans of TV history unite in the upcoming Batman vs. Two-Face from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment. The animated feature stars the late Adam West — the original television Batman, reprising the role; and William Shatner — Star Trek‘s Captain Kirk, voicing his coin-flipping nemesis. The title comes home October 17 on Blu-ray Combo Pack (SRP $24.98) and DVD ($19.98).
(Fun fact: West and Shatner first teamed up in a 1963 pilot for Alexander the Great — a project which never took off. And yes, you can find it online.)
A sequel to 2016’s Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders, the new adventure brings Batman and Robin (voiced again by West’s old crime fightin’ colleague Burt Ward) back to colorful comics-inspired 1960s action. When the mutilated master of multiplicity Two-Face (Shatner) begins staging a daring crime wave across Gotham. Our heroes must work double-time to discover his mysterious secret identity before they can halt his evil-doing…all the while combating an onslaught of nefarious villains.
The voice cast also features Tony Award winner Julie Newmar reprising her role as Catwoman, with Jeff Bergman (Joker, Bookworm, Desmond Dumas), Sirena Irwin (Dr. Quinzel), Thomas Lennon (Chief O’Hara), Lee Meriwether (Lucilee Diamond), William Salyers (Penguin), Lynne Marie Stewart (Aunt Harriet), Jim Ward (Hugo Strange, Commissioner Gordon), Steven Weber (Alfred, Two-Face henchmen) and Wally Wingert (Riddler, King Tut).
Batman vs. Two-Face brings back the core Crusaders team, with Rick Morales (Justice League: Cosmic Clash) directing from a script by Michael Jelenic (Teen Titans Go!) and James Tucker (Teen Titans: The Judas Contract). Tucker and Jelenic are also supervising producer and producer, respectively. Sam Register is executive producer. Benjamin Melniker and Michael Uslan are executive producers.
Blu-ray and DVD special features include:
– “The Wonderful World of Burt Ward” (featurette) – Spotlighting Ward’s life away from acting, particularly his many benevolent activities, and his lifelong devotion to the health and welfare of dogs.
– Adam West Tribute Panel – At the 2017 Comic-Con International in San Diego, a panel celebrated the life and times of West, the legendary “Bright Knight.” Fans laughed, cried and cheered as actress Lee Meriwether (Catwoman from the 1966 Batman movie), director/writer/actor Kevin Smith, actor/radio personality Ralph Garman, producer James Tucker and moderator Gary Miereanu captivated the audience with anecdotes and tales about Adam West.
– Actors Burt Ward and Julie Newmar discussing various aspects of their lives, ambitions and inspirations.
“Batman vs. Two-Face is a must-have for all Batman fans, featuring a cavalcade of his foes, and an amazing cast including two giants of pop culture, Adam West and William Shatner,” said Mary Ellen Thomas, WBHE Vice President, Family & Animation Marketing. “Warner Bros. Home Entertainment is excited to bring these beloved characters to animated life, and proud to have been associated with an actor as impressive, gracious and entertaining as Adam West. We salute his extensive contributions to the legacy of the character, and we are greatly appreciative of his cooperation and support in bringing this animated film to fruition. He will be greatly missed.”