News has spread that Warner Bros. and Fox have come to terms for a licensing deal on the 1966 Batman TV show, the one which featured Adam West.
So will the series be coming to DVD? According to the report, the deal is only for items like t-shirts and stuff. No DVDs, at least not yet. But that doesn’t mean that there won’t be any DVDs at all.
There is a big bump in the road though. Because the show had so many guest stars and cameos that there will be probably be legal trouble looming. If that wasn’t a big enough problem, believe it or not the Batmobile on the show actually has its own set of rights. Mind-boggling. And there is a whole other bunch of legal battles that would probably come about between other departments on the series.
There is hope though. Rumor is around that Adam West and Burt Ward have recorded commentary for the episodes.
Comics Alliance has definitely put this problem in perspective. We’ve been through two different Batman movie series’ since the show aired.
The move was made to balance out the dark Christopher Nolan trilogy. Comic fiends, at least they’re headed in the right direction.
Do you want the show on DVD?
Source: Comics Alliance