Despite the fact that numerous actors have played Batman over the years, Adam West continues to arguably be the most inextricable performer from The Caped Crusader's universe. Although he hasn't played the role in live-action in years, his name instantly conjures images from Batman '66. Now it seems that Adam West wants to cameo in Ben Affleck's solo Batman movie as Thomas Wayne. West explained:
You know what I'd love to do? Those guys are all wonderful talents in their own ways, and they approach the role differently, but if I could approach it in a darker way, of course, in a more serious way, however, it would be wonderful to play Bruce Wayne's father coming back. You know he was murdered, but coming back one dark and stormy lightning-driven night through a library window. Bruce Wayne is there thinking, 'I'll never solve this. This is the most difficult thing in my life.' In comes old dad, like a bat, almost.
During a recent interview with Comicbook.com, Adam West revealed that he would want to play Thomas Wayne in Ben Affleck's solo Batman movie. He even has a great idea for how to approach his cameo. In an uncharacteristically dark scene, West would want to appear to a conflicted Bruce Wayne on a dark and stormy night in the library of Wayne Manor. It's an incredibly dramatic vision, and one that perfectly mirrors the bat that inspired Bruce Wayne to become Batman in the first place during the events of Batman: Year One. The guy clearly knows this universe inside and out.
There's already a precedent for Adam West playing the role of Thomas Wayne -- albeit in voiceover form. The actor took on the role of Bruce Wayne's father in several episodes of Batman: The Brave and the Bold in 2010. As you can probably imagine, he absolutely killed it.
Of course, while we're incredibly excited about the idea of Adam West potentially debuting in the DCEU, there are admittedly a few problems associated with him taking on the role of Thomas Wayne. For starters, the character has already premiered in this particular universe -- played by Jeffrey Dean Morgan in the prologue sequence of Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice. It's also worth noting that Bruce Wayne makes a comment about being older than his father during the events of Dawn of Justice, which means that 88-year-old Adam West might not fit the character if Thomas Wayne returned as a hallucination.
While there are still a number of details that would have to be worked out in order for an Adam West cameo to work in the Batman solo movie, the aging actor remains an active part of the Batman mythos. Not only does he want to cameo as Thomas Wayne, but he also recently returned to the role of The Dark Knight in Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders. It's been almost five decades since Adam West wore the cape and cowl, but he clearly still loves everything about Batman.
Even if he never gets the chance to play Thomas Wayne in the DCEU, we are completely onboard for an Adam West cameo in the solo Batman movie. Whether or not this will actually happens remains to be seen. CinemaBlend will bring you more information related to Ben Affleck's Batman film as new details become available.