Ben Affleck pays tribute to Batman’s Adam West
BATMAN stars have joined together in paying tribute to the caped crusader of 1960s telly — Adam West.
West died on Friday, aged 88, after a short battle with Leukaemia, and many of the other actors who have played the masked vigilante rushed to praise him.
Ben Affleck, who starred in last year’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, said he ‘exemplified heroism’.
‘Kind, funny and an all around great guy. Thank you for showing us all how it’s done. @therealadamwest,’ he tweeted.
West was very supportive of Affleck taking on the role from Christian Bale, telling him: ‘Ben, you’re going to be very good. Shave the beard, make that costume work for you.’
Meanwhile, Will Arnett, who voiced Batman in this year’s The Lego Batman Movie, wrote simply: ‘RIP Adam West. You will always be Batman.’
Going further back, Val Kilmer, who played Batman in 1995 film Batman Forever, described West as a ‘real gent’.
‘Ah dear Adam West. He was always so kind when we met,’ he wrote.
‘Once when I was a kid we found ourselves in front the batmobile. I got in.’
And Star Wars actor Mark Hamill, who also worked with West, commemorated him with a montage.
He captioned it: ‘#AdamWest was such a wonderful actor & so kind, I’m so lucky to have worked w/ him & tell him how much he meant to me & millions of fans.’
Finally, Seth MacFarlane paid tribute to West’s turn as Family Guy’s mayor.
‘Family Guy has lost its mayor, and I have lost a friend,’ he wrote.
‘Adam West was a joy to rk [sic] with, and the kind of guy you always wanted to be around.
‘His positivity, good nature, and sense of fun were undeniable, and it was always a big jolt of the best kind of energy when he walked in to record the show. He knew comedy, and he knew humanity.’
Author: Anna Thomson