Adam West, who played Batman in the 1966 hit TV series of the same name, says he is excited to watch Ben Affleck don the superhero role in 'Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice'.
There are still two years to go before we have seen Ben Affleck take on the mantel of Bruce Wayne/Batman in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, however the argument about the Oscar winner’s suitability for the role rages on. Today one very worthy commentator gave his thoughts on the subject- Adam West, who played Batman from 1966 to 1968 inside a staggering 120 episodes of the eponymous television series as well as the 1966 film.
West, 85, who also starred in 1966 orginal ‘Batman’, finds the 41-year-old ‘Argo’ star highly talented and feels he’ll suit the role of the Batman, reported Contactmusic.
“My feeling is the fact that Ben Affleck will be really good simply because he’s an excellent talent, and I’d be very thinking about seeing him in the role,” he said.
The veteran actor also were built with a suggestion for Affleck for his performance within the film. “Just make the costume works for you, Ben,” he explained.
West talked about his own ‘fun’ experience while working on the television series.
“The best benefit was just the fun and the laughs while you’re reading the material, and you could really feel it visiting life, scene by scene,” the ‘first’ Batman said.
West may more recent audiences as the voice of Mayor West in Seth MacFarlane’s ‘Family Guy’. MacFarlane was firm to avoid typecasting West, who is known for his distinctive voice, and therefore there are no references to Batman produced by or to his character in the show.
In other Batman-related news, audiences at Comic-Con were treated for their first look at the Batsuit Affleck will be sporting, as well being an amusing snap of Superman himself (British actor Henry Cavill) dressed like a Jedi, wielding a lightsabre.
Finally, there is one last piece for advice for Affleck from West, on the possibilities of donning the iconic cape and lycra: “Just result in the costume works for you, Ben.”