October 24, 2016


See Who Adam West Wants to Play in Ben Affleck's 'The Batman' Movie

Getty Images, Warner Bros. Pictures/DC Comics
Getty Images, Warner Bros. Pictures/DC Comics

Ben Affleck is the latest actor to portray Batman, but a legendary Caped Crusader from generations past has some ideas on the actor's upcoming The Batman movie. Adam West recently revealed that he would like the role of Bruce Wayne's dad. How cool is that?

West shared his idea, including the script and scene, to ComicBook.com:

"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."

West does have experience with this role: he voiced Thomas Wayne in 2010's Batman: The Brave and the Bold. While it's a brilliant thought, it probably won't happen as Bruce Wayne was already portrayed by Jeffrey Dean Morgan in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. But it would be nice to see him back in the DCEU after starring in 1966's Batman, the first theatrical adaptation of the World's Greatest Detective.

The 88-year-old West is keeping busy though, as he reunited with Burt Ward and Julie Newmar to voice Warner Bros.' Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders (released Oct. 11). Ben Affleck's The Batman doesn't have a set release date, but he will be reprising the role in Justice League.

Look out for that in theaters on Nov. 17, 2017, and listen to Fuse's Back of the Class podcast break down Batman v Superman at the 25:25 mark in the episode below: