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

The Batman

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.


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