‘Holy Plot Twist, Batman!’ Burt Ward’s Robin Will Appear on ‘Crisis on Infinite Earths’

Comic-Con International is in full swing in sunny San Diego, and day 3, Saturday, is traditionally when the major studios and comic-book companies make their biggest announcements, but this one takes the proverbial cake.

The Wrap is reporting that none other than Burt Ward, who played Robin to actor Adam West’s Batman on the eponymous hit show that ran on ABC for three seasons beginning in 1966 until 1968.

Burt Ward, best known for playing Robin on the 1960s “Batman” TV show, will appear on “Batwoman” as part of the Arrowverse “Crisis on Infinite Earths” crossover event, it was announced at San Diego Comic Con on Saturday.

“We’re currently working on the crossover,” executive producer Caroline Dries shared during the panel inside Ballroom 20. “We’ve got a ton, a ton, a ton of characters coming into the five-part event… Burt Ward will be making an appearance [in Crisis on Infinite Earths].”

According to Adam West’s memoir, Back to the Batcave, his first exposure to the series concept was through reading a sample script in which Batman enters a nightclub in his complete costume and requests a booth near the wall, as he “shouldn’t wish to attract attention.” It was the scrupulously formal dialogue, and the way that Batman earnestly believed he could avoid standing out while wearing a skintight blue-and-grey costume, that convinced West of the character’s comic potential.

Melody Lane Ward, Burt Ward, Tracy Posner attends “20th Century Superhero Legends Exhibit: Dedicated To Fight Evil” Gala, at The Hollywood Museum, Losa Angeles, CA on November 13th, 2018 – Shutterstock

With the death of Adam West on June 9, 2017, Burt Ward is now the only surviving main Batman cast member.

No word on how he would appear, whether CGI would be involved as the actor is now 74, and far from his “boy” wonder days.

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