Crisis on Infinite Earths has had several exciting casting announcements but none has been as unexpected as ‘60s Batman star Burt Ward. At this point, it hasn’t been officially confirmed who he will portray in the crossover, but thanks to new set photos, his role seems more clear.
The new images have revealed our first look at Ward on Crisis on Infinite Earths, and it seems that he will indeed be playing an older Robin. The actor is wearing a shirt with a color scheme matching that of the Boy Wonder. The star was also spotted with a german shepherd that some have come to believe is Ace the Bat-Hound.
— Hollywood North Buzz – YVRShoots (@yvrshoots) October 11, 2019
The prevailing theory has been that Ward would play an older Robin, but it was still up to debate over how he would be introduced whether he would be from one of the central universes or a new one the Arrowverse heroes would visit in the Crisis. Well, additional photos and eye witness reports seem to suggest his home universe will be that of the Batman ’66 TV series.
Mr Burt Ward on the set of #Supergirl. From the set decorations, it looks like 60's Gotham (like the TV show). #Batman #Robin #CrisisOnInfiniteEarths #BurtWard @WhatsFilming #yvrshoots pic.twitter.com/BVRO3WXQT8
— Suffering Sappho (@ThemysciraBound) October 11, 2019
This is no doubt an exciting reveal for fans of the classic series. Hopefully, the CW will feature some tribute to the late Adam West, who portrayed the Caped Crusader alongside Ward’s Robin.
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Here is the full schedule for Crisis On Infinite Earths:
Supergirl: Sunday, Dec. 8 at 8/7c
Batwoman: Monday, Dec. 9 at 8/7c
The Flash: Tuesday, Dec. 10 at 8/7c
Arrow: Tuesday, Jan. 14 at 8/7c
DC’s Legends of Tomorrow: Tuesday, Jan. 14 at 9/8c
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