Batman v Superman: Adam West shares his thoughts on modern Batman films

'Batman is very full of vengeance and deep-seated angst and so on'

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Earlier this year, Margot Kidder, who played Lois Lane in the 1978 superman film, revealed her outrage at how Batman v Superman’s iteration of the character was a 'damsel in distress’, wasting Amy Adams’s spectacular talent.

Now, Batman himself, Adam West, has spoken candidly about modern versions of The Caped Crusader, calling for more humour and less angst. 

"The new movies, Batman is very full of vengeance and deep-seated angst and so on," West told a roundtable of journalists at New York Comic-Con while promoting the animated movie Batman: Return Of The Caped Crusaders, via Den of Geek. "They’re very dark."

He added: “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.'" 

The 88-year-old actor will no doubt be relieved to discover that Zack Snyder looks intent on adding more humour to his Justice League film, as demonstrated in a recent behind-the-scenes video.

West portrayed The Dark Knight throughout the 1960s in the Batman TV series and film, substantiating his name in Hollywood and leading to the actor being offered the role of James Bond (something he did not accept). 

Meanwhile, Ben Affleck will portray Batman in an upcoming solo film, the title of which has recently been revealed; The Batman.

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