1970s Batman - Missed Opportunity

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Yellow Oval
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1970s Batman - Missed Opportunity

Post by Yellow Oval » Thu Dec 26, 2019 5:10 am

I recently finished watching the entire original run of the Mission Impossible TV series. Every episode I couldn't help but notice that actor Peter Lupus would have a made a perfect live action version of Neal Adams' Bruce Wayne and Batman. He was a good actor and was a weightlifter as well as standing 6' 4". Peter's face looked like a real-life Bruce and had the structure for the Batman mask, especially the jawline and eyes. He would have been, in my opinion, the most perfect version of Batman Hollywood would have ever put out. Too bad they waited so long and missed the Batboat on this one.

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Re: 1970s Batman - Missed Opportunity

Post by SprangFan » Thu Dec 26, 2019 6:26 am

If it's any consolation, he did get to play Superman.

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Re: 1970s Batman - Missed Opportunity

Post by Yellow Oval » Thu Dec 26, 2019 8:09 am

SprangFan, this is true. He was Superman in those old '70s Air Force recruiting commercials, but he never struck me as the Superman type. I believe he was more suited to play Batman.
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Re: 1970s Batman - Missed Opportunity

Post by AndyFish » Thu Dec 26, 2019 8:49 am

Don't know if I see it-- I've never thought Neal's overly brutish extremely hairy version of Bruce Wayne works for me, I see him as a more urbane polished guy-- which is why you never suspect he's Batman. Lewis Wilson and Adam West were perfect casting choices.

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Re: 1970s Batman - Missed Opportunity

Post by gothosmansion » Sun Dec 29, 2019 9:52 am

I hadn't really thought of Lupus for a 70s Batman, but he does seem to fit the part. For me, I think I always went with the consensus that Clint Eastwood would have been an awesome Batman in the 1970s.

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