Burt Ward, the iconic Robin from the 1960s Batman television series, has signed on to play a role in the upcoming Arrowverse crossover event “Crisis on Infinite Earths” this fall. Ward’s involvement was announced by Batwoman executive producer Caroline Dries during the show’s panel at Comic-Con International: San Diego. Dries didn’t specify if Ward would reprise his role as Robin, or would be playing another character.
Ward has reprised his role as Robin on numerous occasions, such as in The Simpsons, Legends of the Superheroes, and Tarzan and the Super 7. His most recent appearances as Robin have been voicing the character in the animated Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders and Batman vs. Two-Face movies.
This comes just one day after Brandon Routh was announced as reprising his role as Superman from the movies in “Crisis” – in addition to his ongoing role as the Atom in the Arrowverse, primarily in DC’s Legends of Tomorrow. Routh isn’t replacing Tyler Hoechlin who has played Superman in the CW shows – he’s playing a version of Superman from another reality apparently.
“Crisis on Infinite Earths” will crossover Arrow, The Flash, Supergirl, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow and Batwoman in a five-episode event, with three episodes airing in December and the two airing in January.