Adam West’s Batman may have been a far cry from the dark, gritty and brutal character depicted in the original DC Comics‘, but that hasn’t stopped the man himself having his say on the latest Caped Crusader, Ben Affleck.
Speaking to ComicBook.com at this year’s New York Comic Con, ahead of his triumphant return to the role he made famous in the early sixties, West spoke praised Affleck’s choice of movie title;
“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!”
Of course as the first actor to don the black cape on the big-screen, Adam West can pretty much say what he wants, but it’s nice to know that he too feels that The Batman is a worthy title for Affleck’s solo reboot.
Following his appearances as the Dark Knight in this year’s Batman v Superman and Suicide Squad, Ben Affleck has already proven himself as a worthy Batman, having gained an incredible fan base of loyal supporters who believe his portrayal of the famous superhero is one of the most authentic to ever hit the big screen.
Adam West is currently in the middle of press junkets promoting the animated movie Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders that’s loosely based on his hit 1960’s TV show – not bad for a superhero icon approaching his 90th birthday.