Next year will mark the fiftieth anniversary of the debut of Batman, the 60s series starring Adam West as the titular superhero and his alter-ego Bruce Wayne, and Burt Ward as the Dick Grayson version of Robin. But even though the series ended in 1968, the duo’s involvement with the iconic DC hero and the world he inhabits has not stopped there. Now news has emerged that both West and Ward will be lending their voices to one, possibly two new animated features in 2016.
Ward himself dropped the news at Mad Monster Con over the weekend, where the duo were part of a panel. No other details were revealed about the film, including what kind of tone it would take, but Ward specifically pointed out the fiftieth anniversary of the show in his announcement. The movie will mark Ward’s first return to the universe since 1979’s Legend of the Superheroes. While West has been more active in lending his voice to animated shows revolving around Batman, the movie will mark his first appearance in the universe since 2010 as well, and the first time he will voice Batman since 1985. The video containing the announcement can be seen below.