Animation on FOX has released a nine-minute reel of the late Adam West, paying tribute to the Batman actor who voiced the role of the Mayor of Quahog on the Seth Macfarlane created series.
West, best known for having starred in the 1960s Batman TV show as Bruce Wayne/Batman, died at the age of 88 after suffering from leukemia in early June. The actor had a long career which also included appearances on NBC’s Powerless, Robot Chicken, and The Fairly OddParents. He continued being a part of the DC universe that allowed him his rise to fame, which included him being the voice of Batman in the animated DC film Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders.
The nine-minute reel features West delivering many of his memorable and hilarious one-liners as the Mayor of Quahog. In addition, the reel also includes West’s appearance as Batman on the series as well as him taking on the role of Grand Moff Tarkin in the recreation of an iconic scene from Star Wars featuring Lois’ Princess Leia and Stewie’s Darth Vader.
You can check out the tribute to West below.
West was in Los Angeles at the time of his death and left behind his wife Marcelle, their six children as well as many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Every DC Comics Film, Ranked From Worst To Best Including ‘Wonder Woman’
The film legacy of DC Comics should never be understated, even as the maturing superhero genre continues to follow more diverse paths of success through comic book characters beyond DC’s iconic catalogue.
But not all DC movies are created equal, and there’s merit to reflecting on how these films measure up against one another as the DCEU approaches its fourth movie in the form of a solo Wonder Woman (and the crowd said, finally). This list attempts to do just that by holding every DC movie released in theaters to a consistent set of worthwhile standards, including the quality of the film itself, the onscreen performances, cultural relevance (both within and outside of box office considerations), overall impact, contributions to the genre at large, and originality.
Put more simply, a movie on this list won’t trump another on ticket sales, alone (or at all). But perhaps you’ll find an experimental DC film getting the leg up over another that is slightly more formulaic and unremarkable, despite being remembered fondly.
For obvious reasons, it’s perfectly alright to disagree with this list, but keep in mind that expecting it to coincide with your personal opinions and observations will only leave you disappointed. That said, be sure to offer your own arguments and lists in the comments for others to weigh their opinions against, because…well, why not?
Let’s start with the worst of the DC films (not an easy task), which is: