Adam West Talks About The Modern BATMAN: "He Kills More People Than The Villains Do"

Adam West Talks About The Modern BATMAN: "He Kills More People Than The Villains Do"

During a panel at Phoenix Comic Con, former Batman Adam West was asked about his thoughts on the modern, darker take on the character. Not surprisingly, he seems to prefer the "Bright Knight" that he portrayed in the 60's.

It's no secret that the modern take on Batman is a bit darker than the campy approach that dominated the 1966 television series. During a panel at Phoenix Comicon this past weekend, the show's stars Adam West, Burt Ward, and Julie Newmar took to the stage to discuss the classic and beloved series, as well as the evolution of the Dark Knight and his transition into a more serious tone. 



As far as Newmar's thoughts, she said,

 “We come from light and funny times in the sixties when there was a lot of hope and we were living in a marvelous world. There was Kennedy. There was great art and everything. And then we have now. And then we had the dark ages. And then we had the dark Batman. And then they had the darker Batman."

“You want to live a long life? Have fun! Don’t stay in fear, and don’t let anybody scare you. And that goes for all the politics.”


Adam West then chimed in, saying, 

“We have of course observed the changes, and it’s become dark and gothic and highly explosive in special effects. And Batman kills more people on the way to the rescue than the villains do.”

“But it’s ok, because they do their thing with a lot of talent and money and attention. We did ours. It was just different. We were the Bright Knight, the fun ones.”


Check out the full video for their panel here:

Visit Our Other Sites!
Posted By:
James Garcia
Member Since 4/30/2014
Filed Under "Batman" 6/9/2014 Source: ComicBook.com
DISCLAIMER: ComicBookMovie.com is protected under the DMCA (Digital Millenium Copyright Act) and... [MORE]
Related Headlines
Grid View List View
THE LEGO BATMAN MOVIE Director Explains Why He Wants To Make A NIGHTWING Movie THE LEGO BATMAN MOVIE Director Explains Why He Wants To Make A NIGHTWING Movie
We've all been wondering for a while now when Nightwing would make his big screen live-action debut, but the director of his solo movie has now shed some light on what's so "fascinating" about Dick Grayson... - JoshWilding
Ben Affleck Confirms That He's Still THE BATMAN With A New Image Welcoming Matt Reeves As Director Ben Affleck Confirms That He's Still THE BATMAN With A New Image Welcoming Matt Reeves As Director
Amid speculation that Ben Affleck may not be returning to play The Dark Knight in the next solo Batman movie, the actor has now taken to social media to silence the rumors for good! Take a look... - RorMachine
NIGHTWING Film In The Works At Warner Bros. From THE LEGO BATMAN MOVIE Director Chris McKay NIGHTWING Film In The Works At Warner Bros. From THE LEGO BATMAN MOVIE Director Chris McKay
Well, this came out of nowhere! Following the news that Matt Reeves is now officially on board The Batman, it's being reported that Warner Bros. also has a Nightwing movie in the works. Check it out... - RorMachine