Oh Adam West. I am never sure whether you are kidding, or being dead serious. But you know what, I would be game for this if anyone over at Warner Bros would be be interested. It seems that West would love to be considered for a role in the new ‘Batman’ franchise going on with the DCEU, and he even has an idea for how he could be included.
According to a recent interview he did with Comicbook.com, West stated:
“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.”
It would be bonkers, and if West played the role with his customary speech patterns, probably a bit too humorous to ever play well in the dark world of the DCEU, but if they worked with him and made the role more serious, and had him tone back the crazier aspects of his personality, I would be totally down to see this happen. It would not be the first time a storyline has played out that some version of Thomas Wayne has resurfaced and shocked both Batman and fans alike, and the mystery surrounding his survival and whether or not this was actually his father would be a great suspenseful twist to the story. Sure, we have already seen Thomas Wayne in the DCEU as played by Jeffrey Dean Morgan, but that was a younger version of the character, Adam West could totally play the characters after some 35 years have passed. And for everyone who says the DCEU is too dark, this would be the perfect opportunity to show them that they could have some fun and put in some humorous cameos too.
What are your thoughts? Is this just too insane? Or could it maybe be kind of cool? Share your opinions in the comments below!
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