Adam West to Voice Thomas Wayne on BATMAN: BRAVE AND THE BOLD

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While at Comic Con, I got the chance to interview the people behind the Cartoon Network’s hit: “Batman: Brave and the Bold”.  Followers of the site know I’ve been a fan of the show since it began.  There will be a full interview coming soon, but for now, the news.  Based on two interview snippets, one sanctioned, and the other … not so much … I was able to gleam the fact that Adam West will be voicing Batman in next season’s B & B. More after the jump:

batman_the_brave_and_the_bold_image__1_.jpgJames Tucker pointed out that they will be adapting some comic stories for next season. “There’s a story where Batman finds out that his dad actually wore the Batman costume before him.”

Tucker is referring to a classic story called the Untold Legend of Batman.  In it, Bruce finds out that his father Thomas Wayne actually fought mobsters while dressed as a batman – because Thomas was at a costume party, but still.  When asked about the casting of Thomas Wayne, Tucker deflected.

But, when interviewing another member of the creative team (who shall remain nameless), I learned who would be voicing the father of the Bat.

“Julie Newmar is playing Martha Wayne, and playing Bruce’s father Thomas Wayne will be Adam West!  I think they’re VERY appropriate parents for Batman…  I should probably NOT be revealing this.”

Put these two pieces together and we have Adam West reprising his role as Batman for next season’s Batman: Brave and the Bold!

Be sure to check out my full interviews (posting soon) for more info on next season and to learn why Batman voice actor Deidrich Bader’s son loves Moon Knight.




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  • Andrew Laubacher

    The story of Dr. Thomas Wayne wearing a bat-man costume to a masquerade ball and getting kidnapped by mobsters to treat the wounded Lew Moxon goes back long before THE UNTOLD LEGEND OF THE BATMAN. The earliest version seems to be “The First Batman,” originally published in 1956 in DETECTIVE COMICS #235. This is the story that retcons Joe Chill from a simple mugger to a hired killer who carried out a hit on the Waynes for Moxon.

  • Andrew Laubacher

    The story of Dr. Thomas Wayne wearing a bat-man costume to a masquerade ball and getting kidnapped by mobsters to treat the wounded Lew Moxon goes back long before THE UNTOLD LEGEND OF THE BATMAN. The earliest version seems to be “The First Batman,” originally published in 1956 in DETECTIVE COMICS #235. This is the story that retcons Joe Chill from a simple mugger to a hired killer who carried out a hit on the Waynes for Moxon.

  • Andrew Laubacher

    Some other spoilers for “Chill of the Night” have already been revealed at The World’s Finest and Comics Continuum. James Harvey (TWF) had more cast details:

    -Kevin Conroy as The Phantom Stranger
    -Mark Hamill as The Spectre
    -Julie Newmar as Martha Wayne
    -Adam West as Thomas Wayne

    Rob Allstetter (CC) added that the episode is written by Paul Dini.

  • Andrew Laubacher

    Some other spoilers for “Chill of the Night” have already been revealed at The World’s Finest and Comics Continuum. James Harvey (TWF) had more cast details:

    -Kevin Conroy as The Phantom Stranger
    -Mark Hamill as The Spectre
    -Julie Newmar as Martha Wayne
    -Adam West as Thomas Wayne

    Rob Allstetter (CC) added that the episode is written by Paul Dini.

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