Just like every other old school superhero actor that has starred in a DC or Marvel movie at one point, Adam West has now admitted that even he would like to cameo in the eventual Ben Affleck directed DCEU Batman film. West joined both Burt Ward (Robin) and Marc McClure (Jimmy Olsen) who have already thrown their hats into the cameo ring.
At one point West adamantly denied wanting to play Batman again in live action, but when asked about appearing in a cameo for an upcoming Batman film, he sang a different tune. It is worth noting he lent his voice alongside Burt Ward and Julie Newmar in the retro animated film, Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders, but so far he has not returned to the lore in live action yet.
While speaking with ComicBook.com, West didn’t only admit he would like to come back for a cameo, but he knows exactly how he would like it to go down.
“Absolutely. You know what I’d love to do? Those guys are all wonderful talents in their own ways, and they approach the role differently, but if I could approach it in a darker way, of course, in a more serious way, however, it would be wonderful to play Bruce Wayne’s father coming back. You know he was murdered, but coming back one dark and stormy lightning-riven night through a library window. Bruce Wayne is there thinking, ‘I’ll never solve this. This is the most difficult thing in my life.’ In comes old dad, like a bat, almost.”
Although actor Jeffrey Dean Morgan played the role in a quick opening scene during Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, West would like to come back as Batman’s father Thomas Wayne at some point. Morgan made it known he would like to reprise the role in an eventual Flash movie with a ‘Flashpoint Paradox’ storyline, but that doesn’t mean West couldn’t play the part in a quick cameo during the main timeline.
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