Adam West Discusses Christopher Nolan's Batman & Responds To Rumored Cameo

Actor Adam West star of the campy Batman television series from the 60's, shares his opinion of Christopher Nolan's take on the character. Click the jump to check it out.

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By nailbiter111 - 4/13/2012


IGN recently interviewed Adam West, and actor that is currently known for his voicework on Family Guy as the quirky Mayor. But, before he was making us laugh on Fox' popular animated series he was playing Batman in the campy 60's television series.

When Adam West was asked to share his thought's on Christopher Nolan's grittier version of Batman he had nothing but praise.
West: Yes! Absolutely. I'm a fan of anything that's good, especially when it's conscientiously good.


One of the many rumors circling Nolan's final Batman film, is that he might be inclined to knock off The Dark Knight for good.
West: To me, it's an interesting idea because Batman – the character, the legend, the extension of it over all these years – it lends itself to different machinations, layers, different time zones – anything. You could really pretty much mold Batman. He's malleable, welcome and always interesting. They [Christopher Nolan] do The Dark Knight, and I did The Bright Knight. Ours was fun for the whole family.


Of course Adam West is part of the rumor mix as well, when filming had begun across the pond rumors began to sprout that the actor could be making a cameo in The Dark Knight Rises. When Adam West is asked about that possibility he responds:
West: [laughing] I'd love to play Batman, and come in one night, flying in through the library window on the wings of a bat, or something. Right when Batman is totally overwhelmed with terrible things happening in Gotham City, and give him some advice. Either as real character or fantasy character – whatever. [joking] As mentioned earlier, Batman lends itself to all kinds of different story lines.



The Dark Knight Rises hits theaters July 20th 2012 and stars Christian Bale as Bruce Wayne/Batman, Michael Caine as Alfred Pennyworth, Gary Oldman as Jim Gordon, Tom Hardy as Bane, Anne Hathaway as Selina Kyle, Joseph Gordon-Levitt as John Blake and Marion Cotillard as Miranda Tate.

Source: ign.com
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StrangerX - 4/13/2012, 3:04 PM
I could see him being a nut job in arkham.
BlueMex - 4/13/2012, 3:30 PM
^ right next to stan lee's cell. jk
HelaGood - 4/13/2012, 3:42 PM
adam west is a total freak! i love him!
sunwukong86 - 4/13/2012, 3:48 PM
Adam West for Miller's Dark Knight Returns! lol
ThreeBigTacos - 4/13/2012, 3:49 PM
^ Adam West and Stan Lee are two names that you have to be careful to mention in the same sentence. The universe might explode.
theangrytroll - 4/13/2012, 3:57 PM
Adam West is awesome!
DeadHubris - 4/13/2012, 4:06 PM
A Very Great man.
thetrojan - 4/13/2012, 4:08 PM
sunwukong86 - 4/13/2012, 3:48 PM

Adam West for Miller's Dark Knight Returns! lol

thats a tremendous idea
as long as he does not play the part as he did previously,if he was encouraged to play a dark version ,im sure he could..he is supposedly a good actor.
batmanrises - 4/13/2012, 4:21 PM
It'd be funny if he was randomly doing the Batusi during a battle scene between the cops and Bane's mob
SmellofDuty - 4/13/2012, 4:27 PM
@Batlizard - I think I missed that episode. :(
ManofSteel23 - 4/13/2012, 4:28 PM
Im sure he said he didnt like the dark knight,but Im talking about something he may or may not have said ages ago,like last year
bizzarro - 4/13/2012, 4:32 PM
@batlizard11......son of a b!@#$.....oh ya adam west didnt say no.
Luigi - 4/13/2012, 4:36 PM
Nobody messes with Adam We!

@S2013 Yeah I thought he said that too. Like it was too serious for Batman.
headlopper - 4/13/2012, 4:40 PM
@batlizard11- I was about to comment...but I forgot want I was going to write...

headlopper - 4/13/2012, 4:41 PM
..oh yeah. Does Amazon sell those yet?
MrReese - 4/13/2012, 5:03 PM
Adam West is a fool!! XD

LAXtremest - 4/13/2012, 5:09 PM
Still a better Batman than Bale...

Yes.... Feed me your hate....

(I'm just kidding)
13echo - 4/13/2012, 5:11 PM
Besides James E Jones and Will Shatner one of the best voices around.
headlopper - 4/13/2012, 5:14 PM
Ya know, there are many species of bats.
What if Bob Kane modeled Batman to resemble a Flying Fox?

headlopper - 4/13/2012, 5:24 PM
@batlizard11- Nice one! That made me laugh!
spectre88 - 4/13/2012, 5:34 PM
@Ironman53 - Do I see nipple?
SpiderFan35 - 4/13/2012, 5:34 PM
@headlopper: thanks for the nature moment, here's another one.



And who says the old Batman was campy?

SpiderFan35 - 4/13/2012, 5:48 PM
I love nature scenes as well

Rodimus9 - 4/13/2012, 5:48 PM
Spiderfan35@ after watching that clip I'm led to believe everyone was stoned while filming that show....super stoned....like super super 8 hits of LSD, a bottle of jack, an once of weed and a whole lotta pinks. WOW!
ralfinader - 4/13/2012, 5:57 PM
Love that guy. Also love how his answers almost seemed to miss the questions entirely.
SolidSnake007 - 4/13/2012, 5:58 PM
I think it would be awesome if he did do a cameo.
GreyChaos13Zero - 4/13/2012, 6:36 PM
West: Yes! Absolutely. I'm a fan of anything that's good, especially when it's conscientiously good.

West is the man?)
AUSSYACE - 4/13/2012, 6:38 PM
JonasWepeel - 4/13/2012, 6:58 PM
Used to watch his Batman as a kid. Go watch the Dark Knight Rifftraxxx. When Joker is in Wayne's penthouse and they all start brawling.......the Rifftraxxx guys just started humming the 60's Batman fight theme song. It is spot on.
SpiderFan35 - 4/13/2012, 7:19 PM
@Aussyface: Hey it's Anne Hathaway at 1:04!

@IM53: I think he means the blurry shot in the background...oh well, blurry nips don't count.

@Rodimus: Yeah it was a very trippy time lol.

headlopper - 4/13/2012, 8:06 PM
@SpiderFan35- That's one ugly bat.

...and that 5:48 post... Delicious!
Mego - 4/13/2012, 8:11 PM
Whats sad about the 60's Batman is its remembered mostly as the mindless, lost, stupid and silly low quality show it became in season 3. When the show 1st started, it had a style and a quality to it, that it lost. At 1st West and Ward did a great job, then they, especially West seemed to stop acting and just clowned around. Lost in the mix was great comedic performances from Victor Buono, and many others.
headlopper - 4/13/2012, 8:36 PM
@AUSSYACE- It boggles the mind to see what passed as entertainment back then.
soaponapope - 4/13/2012, 8:43 PM
cameos are definitely not nolan's style
SpiderFan35 - 4/13/2012, 9:51 PM
@headlopper: ha, I figured I had to post something nice after the ugly bat video.
razor - 4/14/2012, 3:26 AM
Everyone should be thanking Adam West for his portrayal of Batman. Without it we wouldn't have The Dark Knight. In the early 70s DC wanted to counteract the 60's TV show and started down a path that would lead to Frank Miller's book and Michael Uslan producing the 1989 movie, thus giving us a grittier interpretation.
BillyBatson1000 - 4/14/2012, 4:17 AM
@razor. Agreed! It's all to the good. Decades from now, when the serious Batman films start to fail at the box office they'll go back to making 'funny' Batman films/TV again.
BlueHawaiiSurfer - 4/14/2012, 5:06 PM
Razor I "third" that sentiment. Adam has managed to stay relevant without being a pale parody of an old acting gig. I think the man is amazing, hope he's around for a while.

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