beat-lion-forge-nycc.jpgqp2ur8xn0zyqbpxhpccsAnnounced last night at the Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders panel at NYCC, Sam Register (President of Warner Bros. Animation) revealed that their next DC animated project would be a sequel to their upcoming animated Batman ’66 revival entitled: Batman vs Two-Face.

While no other details about the film were announced, Register provided a video of William Shatner announcing the title of the film and that he would be portraying Harvey Dent/Two-Face.

Two-Face is one of the few Batman villains of the day to never appear on the original Adam West and Burt Ward-starring series. Harlan Ellison wrote an episode (correction: story-treatment, thanks Thad!) featuring him that never made it to air, and legend has it that Clint Eastwood was being considered for the role. That Ellison-penned tale was finally adapted into a comic in recent years.

Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders will be in select theaters for one night only on October 10th, and will hit digital formats the next day. A physical blu-ray release will be coming November 1st.


  1. Warner Bros. Animation’s James Tucker has clarified that Batman vs. Two-Face is only a working title. What I’ve been wondering is if this will also be based on Harlan Ellison’s teleplay for the 1966 series.

  2. IIRC the Ellison “episode” never made it to the script stage, it was just an outline.

    Still, I’m guessing that’s probably what this will be based on. Because if it’s not, Ellison will say it is anyway and sue, so you might as well just cut him a check from the get-go and avoid the hassle.

  3. Clint Eastwood as Two-Face on the old Batman TV show is one of those things that makes you wish parallel realities were real, so you could go to the one where it happened and watch that episode.


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