Actor Adam West thinks the modern “Batman” movies are too “dark”.
The 88-year-old actor portrayed “The Caped Crusader” in the iconic 1960s ABC “Batman: TV” series and 1966’s “Batman: The Movie”. He has also voiced the DC Comics character in various animated projects and video games.
“In the new movies Batman is very full of vengeance and has deep-seated angst and so on… They’re very dark,” West said.
He was speaking at the Comic-Con here to promote his new animated film “Batman: Return Of The Caped Crusaders”, for which he is reunited with Burt Ward with both actors reprising their roles as Batman and Robin, reports femalefirst.co.uk.
West is hopeful that the upcoming “Justice League” film and Affleck’s standalone “Batman” movie will have some more humour in them.
“Enough violence. Let the costume work for you. And put a little humour into it. I think it’s about time to relieve that all of that kind of attitude of vengeance and ‘I can’t take it anymore, I’m going home and I’m going to suck my thumb’,” he said.
West isn’t the only star connected to the DC Universe to express disappointment with the tone of the new DC Comics films – made in partnership with Warner Bros. Pictures.
Margot Kidder, who played Lois Lane in the four ‘Superman’ films which starred Christopher Reeve, criticised “Batman v Superman” for wasting actor Amy Adams’ talents by giving her nothing to do as journalist Lois in the blockbuster.