Adam West Would Like A Specific Cameo In The DCEU’s Solo Batman Film


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, 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.

Do you want to see West come back for a cameo in the DCEU? Make sure to let us know what you think below in the comments.


Josh Behr

Josh Behr

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  • Bruce Norris

    No. West, in my opinion, can only contribute one way. By sitting down.

    • SAMURAI36

      Why not? Stan Lee offers nothing of import to the Marvel films. Why would West be any different for DC?

      • Bruce Norris

        West didn’t have a hand in creating the character and the iteration he represents is not relevant to what is being done now. His moment to contribute has long past, not that it didn’t help introduce the character to the world. It’s just…we’re on to something else. We/I’d Like his support,…just from the bench.

        • SAMURAI36

          Stan Lee didn’t have a hand in creating ALL the Marvel characters either. For instance, he’s gone on record as saying that he had no idea who the current incarnation of the GOTG even were. That didn’t stop him from appearing in that film.

          Besides, just because you didn’t create the character, doesn’t mean that a person who was largely responsible for said character’s popularity can have a legacy part in these films. Lynda Carter was scheduled to appear in the WW film, but didn’t due to scheduling conflicts.

          Besides, no one is asking that he play Bruce Wayne himself. Just a cameo in the film. That’s something that DC tends to do quite a bit (re: DCTV).

          • Chris Schroeder

            I’d love Adam West to cameo in the Batman movie. Just not as his father.

          • SAMURAI36

            Yeah, not as his father. That’s already reserved for Dean anyways. Perhaps as Alan Wayne, Bruce’s grandfather?

          • Bruce Norris

            There’s a difference between being asked and asking. I think Carter was asked. Lee’s legacy/”godfather” position at Marvel makes more sense. In addition, something tells me West wants more, lust for attention would drive him to play the whole damn JL if he could. He’s just not in a position to get it.

          • SAMURAI36

            On the contrary, he’s in the perfect position to get it. He’s already appearing in the new upcoming Batman animated feature, to which there is already a sequel being planned. He’s been doing voice over for his DLC of Batman for the Injustice 2 game.
            It’s clear that he has a very collaborative relationship with DC these days. They are his bread & butter, & he is their legacy.

  • Darthmanwe

    I’ve got the best cameo for him.

    Which would fit RIGHT IN with his prior work.

    The actor who played Grey Ghost on TV.