Comedy nerds, rejoice — the upcoming direct-to-video “Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders” animated film has added “The State’s” Thomas Lennon and “Wings'” Steven Weber to its voice cast, which already includes classic ’60s “Batman” actors Adam West, Burt Ward and Julie Newmar reprising their roles as Batman, Robin and Catwoman, respectively.
According to an official press release, Lennon is set to voice Chief O’Hara in the film, while Weber will portray trusty manservant Alfred Pennyworth. The cast also boasts Jeff Bergman (“The Looney Tunes Show”) as the Joker (and the classic announcer voice), William Salyers (“The Regular Show”) as The Penguin, Wally Wingert (“Sonic Boom”) as The Riddler, Lynne Marie Stewart (“Bridesmaids”) as Aunt Harriett, Jim Ward (“Ratchet & Clank”) as Commissioner Gordon and Sirena Irwin (“Justice League: Throne of Atlantis”) as TV show host Miranda Moore.
Additionally, Warner Bros. Animation has released several new images from the film, featuring Alfred, the Joker, Penguin, Commissioner Gordon and more, which you can check out below:
The official synopsis for “Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders” is as follows:
It’s back to the 1960s as Batman and Robin spring into action when Gotham City is threatened by a quartet of Batman’s most fiendish foes – Penguin, The Joker, Riddler and Catwoman. The four Super-Villains have combined their wicked talents to hatch a plot so nefarious that the Dynamic Duo will need to go to outer space (and back) to foil their arch enemies and restore order in Gotham City. It’s a truly fantastic adventure that will pit good against evil, good against good, evil against evil … and feature two words that exponentially raise the stakes for both sides: Replicator Ray. Holy Multiplication Tables!
Directed by “LEGO DC Comics Super Heroes – Justice League: Cosmic Clash” helmer Rick Morale, written by “Teen Titans GO!” scribe Michael Jelenic and “Justice League vs. Teen Titans” writer James Tucker — who are also serving as Supervising Producer and Producer, respectively — alongside Executive Producers Benjamin Melniker and Michael Uslan, “Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders” releases October 11 on Digital HD, and November 1 on Blu-ray and DVD. The film is set to screen its World Premiere this weekend at New York Comic Con.
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