You may remember that earlier this year, DC released Batman: The Killing Joke with Kevin Conroy and Mark Hamill returning to their roles as Batman and the Joker. The film was dark and disturbing, starting with the addition of a sexual relationship between Batgirl and Batman and culminating in Barbara Gordon’s torture by the Joker. Batman has been predominantly portrayed in this dark fashion since The Killing Joke graphic novel was released in 1988, sometimes to the detriment of the story. Why can’t Batman be for kids? Why can’t Batman be fun? Why can’t Batman dance?! If you’ve ever found yourself asking these questions, Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders is here to answer your prayers.
A double bill of newly released Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders and Batman: The Movie (1966) will be bat-a-pulting their way to the big screen on Monday the 17th of October at the Lighthouse Cinema in Smithfield. Adam West and Burt Ward reprise their roles as Batman and Robin as voice-actors in this feature-length animation inspired by Batman: The Movie (1966) and the TV series which ran until 1968. For those who aren’t familiar with the series, you can expect POWerful sound effects, ridiculously elaborate traps and a whole lotta’ laughs. The Joker, The Penguin, Catwoman and The Riddler are back and this time they’re working together against the dynamic duo. Can Batman and Robin best these nefarious fiends?
Find out on October the 17th. Tickets can be purchased separately here or you can nab the double bill special offer for €16 at the Lighthouse box office.