Adam West Comments On Ben Affleck’s ‘The Batman’ Title


From one Batman to another, Adam West is in promotion mode for his triumphant comeback. West sat down with at New York Comic-Con to discuss his return as Batman in the animated movie Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders, based on the 60’s show.

His version of Batman is very different to the current take from Ben Affleck though, their most prominent features are very contrasting: Affleck is gritty and dark while West’s take is camp and enjoyable. When discussing the new take on the character, West was very blatant in his distaste towards the darker tone seen these days. His reaction to the title of the upcoming Batman movie, The Batman, was something different altogether though.

“Well I’m not too sensitive! It’s smart! It’s simple, and it certainly puts the focus on him, as THE Batman. But he knows – as you folks and everyone knows – that I’m the classic Batman. So I don’t give a damn! I think it’s smart of him to call it THE Batman!”

Spoken like a true Batman. Adam West clearly hasn’t lost his tongue-in-cheek humour, and we’re extremely excited to see his return to this iconic character.

Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders is available on DVD and Blu-Ray on November 1st, 2016.


Adam Fitch

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    I love that guy. I can’t wait to see Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders.


    I don’t know why they keep asking these old timers for their take on the new material. They come from a totally different time, and are not able to appreciate the adaptation of these characters to the world we currently live in.

    It’s like asking Affleck how he feels about West’s Batman in the here and now.

  • I actually can’t stand West’s 60’s Batman. And I grew up in that era. Didn’t care for it then either. That Batman made a mold CBMs that persisted for decades that they had to be whimsical and camp in order for adults to appreciate. Or at least must include those elements. Because comics are for children. Hollywood execs followed that model for decades to follow. The first X-Men film finally broke that mold in 2000. Or arguably Blade did in 1998, but not as convincingly as X-Men did with its mature theme of dealing with human prejudices.