Adam West is the Best Batman, According to Christian Bale

by Russ Burlingame

Adam West Batman

During an interview with Entertainment TonightThe Dark Knight star Christian Bale was quizzed about his favorite Batman.

And while he conceded it's a subjective thing, Bale said that his preference is for TV's original "Bright Knight."

Bale told ET, ​"It depends on who you talk with. You can't beat Adam West, it just depends what you're in the mood for. I love watching Adam West."

For his part, apparently West doesn't reciprocate.

"Even my poodle knows Bale's overrated," West joked on a recent episode of The Big Bang Theory.

Not that Bale is likely to take it personally; he recently acknowledged that he didn't quite accomplish what he had hoped in his performance as Batman, in spite of being the star of some of the best-reviewed and highest-grossing comic book movies of all time.

By Russ Burlingame

Russ Burlingame has been covering comics and pop culture since 1999. He has written for WIZARD: THE COMICS MAGAZINE, Comic Related, Newsarama, and more before settling in for the long haul at ComicBook.com back in 2011.