CNN is reporting a new animated Batman movie will be created and broadcast in time for the 50th anniversary of the 1960s series, which was launched on January 12 1962. Original Batman and Robin, Adam West and Burt Ward are reported to have already signed up to be in the movie after letting slip the news at a convention in Charlotte, North Carolina. Ward revealed he and West had definitely signed up for the animated movie and a second project was also in the offing, but details of that could not be released.

EliteProspects reported that following the news that the original Batman and Robin were returning to their roles as the Caped Crusader and the Boy Wonder news also leaked out that Catwoman actress Julie Newmar would also appear in the movie. The release of the latest installment of the Batman franchise comes after a line of merchandise was created recently in a joint venture by DC Comics and Warner Bros. under the name Batman ’66.

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