After Batman v Superman last year, we all assumed that the next time we’d see Batman on screen would be 2017’s Justice League or Lego Batman… right? Well, for those of us who prefer our Batman a lot sillier than most recent (Lego excepted) on-screen depictions of Gotham’s sulkiest superhero, you’re in luck: A new animated Batman movie is coming out in October, and even getting a one-day theatrical release. Here’s some exclusive footage of fans running out to get cosplay supplies:
Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders may be an animated flick, but it’s based off of the 1960s TV show. The mood is a lot campier and, well, fun than the Dark Knight of today — instead of dicey moral situations and angst, it had Batman fighting a shark on a rope ladder. And in that spirit, original TV stars Adam West, Burt Ward, and Julie Neymar have signed on to voice Batman, Robin, and Catwoman respectively; a tip of the hat to the character’s long pop culture history.
The film will be premiering at New York Comic Con on October 6 at a panel with Adam West, and then getting an on-screen release across the country. Check here to see where the nearest applicable theater is to you — or, wait another day and catch its digital release.