Adam West will return as Batman for one final outing that could be the perfect tribute to the actor’s life and career.
West passed away at the age of 88 earlier this week, leaving behind a legacy that goes far beyond his work as the Caped Crusader on the camp cult 1960s TV show Batman & Robin.
The veteran actor was so much more than another superhero star though, regularly sending himself up during voice appearances on The Simpsons and, most notably, Family Guy.
It’s perhaps fitting then that his final performance of sorts could come in another voice role for an animated Batman movie.
West previously reprised his role as Bruce Wayne in the animated movie Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders, which was created in part to celebrate the series’ 50th anniversary.
Joined by fellow former co-stars Burt Ward, as Robin, and Julie Newmar as Catwoman, the film was a big hit with fans, meaning plans for a sequel were soon afoot.
Having taken on the Penguin, the Riddler and the Joker that time round, anticipation was high for the follow-up, entitled Batman vs Two-Face, with William Shatner stepping into the role of Harvey Dent, the lawyer turned semi-disfigured crimelord.
However, with West’s sudden passing, many feared that the animated tribute to the show would be shelved amid fears the veteran actor may not have completed his work on the project.
Those worries appear to have been wide of the mark though with production company 13th Dimension confirming to Warner Bros. that West had finished all of his recordings for the movie, making it the ideal homage to an actor and a man with a legacy that will live on for decades.
R.I.P. Adam West. You were one of the good ones.