The New Adventures of Batman (1977–1978)
“Our dad always saw himself as The Bright Knight, and aspired to make a positive impact on his fans’ lives. He was and always will be our hero."
A spokesperson for the actor added:
“A true American icon and beloved father and husband, he will be dearly missed by his family, friends, and millions of fans around the world."
I grew up watching reruns of the original 1960's Batman series and I've always enjoyed seeing him pop up in other films and TV shows over the years. It's so sad to hear that he's passed on, but he's left behind a legacy of greatness.
West's career as an actor all began in the 1950's as a
“Our dad always saw himself as The Bright Knight and aspired to make a positive impact on his fans’ lives. He was and always will be our hero,” his family said in a statement.
The actor is best remembered for his turn as Gotham’s Caped Crusader — though his career spanned six decades of film, stage and voice work.
Born William West Anderson on Sept.
Tarzan, Space Sentinels, The New Adventures Of Batman, Flash Gordon, Bravestarr and more, as we salute Filmation...
For a child of the 1970s and 80s, nothing readied you for a half hour of quality entertainment quite like the Filmation logo. Immortalised by their phenomenal success with He-Man And The Masters Of The Universe, and its spin off She-Ra: Princess Of Power, Filmation produced some of the most fondly remembered animated series to grace the small screen.
Over a period of 26 years - in tandem with classic Doctor Who funnily enough - the company's writers, artists and producers delivered a staggering amount of programming. While naysayers point to Filmation's penchant for reusing a stockpile of rotoscoped body movements, or the heavy handedness of its moralising and educational content - children on the other hand, thrilled to an irresistible mixture of action, adventure and superhuman heroes.
Now something of a lost art form,
The first trailer for the animated DC film, “Batman: Return Of The Caped Crusaders,” has just been released and features the voices of West and Ward as the dynamic duo going up against their fiendish foes.
In the clip, Batman and Robin must stop their greatest opponents which include Catwoman, the Joker, the Riddler and Penguin. The goofy, retro-looking sneak peek includes silly jokes and scenes and features the catchy and unforgettable Batman theme song.
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Continuing to make available rare and hard-to-find classic films, TV movies and TV series, Warner Archive Instant is now streaming 50 animated episodes of The New Adventures of Batman& The New Adventures of Superman, with the animated Aquaman series making its debut this June on the popular streaming service.
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He next appears in the drama Electrick Children, released by Revolver Entertainment and Picturehouse Entertainment on July 13. A new UK trailer was released today and is included here with the poster.
Directed by Rebecca Thomas, Electrick Children stars upcoming actress Julia Garner - previously seen in Martha Marcy May Marlene - alongside Rory Culkin (Signs, Scream 4, You Can Count on Me), Liam Aiken (Road To Perdition, The Killer Inside Me) and Billy Zane (above right).
Electrick Children is a coming-of-age story set against the backdrop of a sheltered childhood amongst the Mormon community.
The 26-year old first-time director grew
We take a look back at the 8 crusading actors who’ve played Batman in TV and the movies, as well as his animated avatars!
Holy revolving door, Batman! The Caped Crusader has been portrayed by more actors than any other superhero in movie history – eight to be exact. Most have lasted for just one film. But after The Dark Knight Rises, Christian Bale has become the first man to have played Bruce Wayne and his alter-ego more than twice on the silver screen. He didn’t have much competition – Michael Keaton was the only other actor to reprise the role at the time.
Ben Affleck tied Bale for appearances as Batman with Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, his Suicide Squad cameo, and 2017's Justice League. That run will not extend to a fourth film, though, as Affleck has exited the role. Instead, Robert Pattinson is your new Bruce Wayne.
We look at the nine actors who’ve graced Batman's cowl on the big screen, including Mr Ben Affleck…
Holy revolving door, Batman! The Caped Crusader has been portrayed by more actors than any other superhero in movie history – nine to be exact. Most have lasted for just one film, but with the release of The Dark Knight Rises, Christian Bale became the first man to have played Bruce Wayne and his alter-ego more than twice on the silver screen.
He didn’t have much competition – Michael Keaton was the only prior actor to reprise the role. Will Arnett's voice joined the club with Lego Batman Movie earlier this year, though. Ben Affleck could well throw all these records out, of course, given the sprawling DC Extended Universe plans now afoot and his vital involvement in them.
Here's the nine actor who've played Gotham's Dark Knight.
Ward, now aged 66, will appear in a new miniseries from Bluewater Productions that "showcases his superhero legacy and his post-acting passion for pet rescue."
The project is a spin-off from his former co-star's own comic book, The Mis-Adventures of Adam West.
Burt Ward, Boy Wonder will appear first as a free issue during Free Comic Book Day this May and then as a full four-issue mini-series in summer. It's described as "a campy take on Ward's fictional post-Batman life."
The premise follows the actor as he returns to superhero status, this time with his own canine sidekicks as they travel though time fighting villains.
Ward said: "I am excited about working with Bluewater Productions to create a comic book based
With this in mind, WhatCulture has decided to do an article comparing the two most beloved Batman movies: Tim Burton’s Batman from 1989, the iconic and most endearing interpretation of Batman, and The Dark Knight, Christopher Nolan’s second take on the World’s Greatest Detective from 2008, the highest grossing and critically revered Batman film to date. As soon as I heard of this, I practically pleaded for the opportunity to write it.
To millions of Batman fans, Hamill has been a loyal and highly-praised component to the Batman franchise, lending his voice as the Joker for Batman: The Animated Series, Batman: Mask of Phantasm, The New Adventures of Batman and several video game titles including the latest Batman: Arkham City title.
Hamill had hinted a while back that he may step down from voicing the Joker after his stint on Batman: Arkham City, but the above Twitter announcement appears to have confirmed his decision. Be sure to check out the special feature below, taken from Batman: The Animated Series, which highlights some
But never before has Bale's hero had his very own aircraft, a super-slick Batwing perhaps to park in the Batcave next to his Batpod, which resides within his Batmobile. That's about to change, as photos from the Pittsburgh set of "The Dark Knight Rises" make clear. Director Christopher Nolan has given the craft an entirely new spin, updating what was once an undeniably hokey comic-book creation into the latest, greatest way for Batman to shoot through the air and bust bad-guy butt. Here's a look at the aircraft's evolution.
Luckily, the infographic below gives us a look at just about every single one of them, check it out!
My personal faves are The Tumbler, his ride from Batman The Animated Series, and the Batmobile created by Bruce Timm for 1998′s The New Adventures of Batman & Robin. How about you? Drop your favorites in the comments below!
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