Adam West criticises new ‘Batman’ films

Veteran actor says he wants less violence and more humour

Batman actor Adam West has shared his thoughts on the superhero franchise’s recent movies.

West played Batman in the 1960s TV series, also appearing in the 1966 film Batman: The Movie.

Appearing at New York Comic-Con, West said: “The new movies, Batman is very full of vengeance and deep-seated angst and so on… They’re very dark.”

He continued: “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.'”

Ben Affleck recently confirmed that his forthcoming new movie about the caped crusader will be called simply The Batman.

Affleck is set to direct and star in the Batman solo film, which follows on from the recent Batman V Superman blockbuster.

The star recently revealed that Batman’s nemesis in the film will be the DC Comics character Deathstroke. Deathstroke, an assassin with superhuman strength, speed and agility, first appeared in comic book form in 1980 but did not cross paths with Batman until a 1991 comic.

The villain is also rumoured to be making an appearance in next years’ Justice League movie.

Affeck has told the Associated Press: “The movie I think is going to be called The Batman’ At least that’s what we’re going with right now. I might change it… That’s about all I got right now. We’re working on the script, the script is going well, I’m really excited about it.”