It seems that despite their portrayals of the Dark Knight being polar opposites, 1960s Batman Adam West wants to cameo in Ben Affleck’s The Batman, the first solo venture for the Caped Crusader in the DC Extended Universe (or Multiverse depending where you count the TV efforts).
This is not the first time West has expressed interest in a cameo. He was reportedly distraught at not getting the role of Thomas Wayne in three 1989 Tim Burton film, the role instead going to British TV “rent-a-North-American” stalwart David Baxt.
In an interview with Comicbook.com, while promoting his triumphant return to the Batcave, voicing Batman in the cartoon feature Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders alongside a reprising Burt Ward and Julie Newmar, West said: “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.”
It seems he still hasn’t gotten over not playing the part in the 1989 Batman. Poor auld fella. It would still be fun to see him in perhaps a more Stan Lee-like cameo, perhaps playing a Gotham city nightwatchman or an inmate of Arkham gibbering away to himself, perhaps as an inmate who actually thinks he is Batman. Anybody?