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.
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.
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.