GBBP 150: ‘Batman vs Two-Face’ at NYCC 2017

The Great Big Beautiful Podcast, Episode 150: Batman vs Two-Face at NYCC 2017

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This week, we’re bringing you the first of two Batman-related episodes from this year’s New York Comic Con.

Even though every year I claim that I won’t be returning to NYCC, I always do. And, for the most part, I’m happy that I suck it up and go. This year was no different, thanks in no small part to this event. I’m a huge Batman ’66 fan, and last year’s Return of the Caped Crusaders animated film was just delightful.

(Especially since we had Catwoman herself, Julie Newmar, on this very show!)

So it was a thrill to see that a sequel was made, which also has the bittersweet distinction of being Adam West’s final performance as Batman. West had already recorded his lines for Batman vs Two-Face before he passed this summer, so fans get to enjoy one last ride in the Batmobile with the greatest of all Batmen.

Also back in the lineup for the new film is Burt Ward as Robin and Julie Newmar as Catwoman. But the headline-grabbing news is that William Shatner plays the dual roles of Harvey Dent and Two-Face! So it was a particular thrill for me to attend the press event for Batman vs Two-Face at NYCC, with Shatner in attendance.

This episode includes the audio from my roundtable interviews, which includes the following:

  • William Shatner (voice of Harvey Dent/Two-Face)
  • Burt Ward (voice of Robin)
  • Rick Morales (Director)
  • James Tucker (Supervising Producer/Co-Writer)
  • Michael Jelenic (Producer/Co-Writer)

Do listen to all of them, as each reveals a distinct piece of the conceptualization and production that went into making the film a reality. But don’t miss Shatner’s portion of the episode, where we get surprisingly deep about recent national events.


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