Michael Keaton may have appeared in the iconic 1989 Batman movie, but it looks as though the former Caped Crusader hasn’t been keeping up with the times… as he admits that he has no interest in Batman movies.
In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, the 63-year-old former-Batman admitted that he really isn’t fussed when it comes to superheroes… and doesn’t care about the new Batman films.
“Chris Nolan is great,” he said. “But I’ve never seen any of the Batman movies all the way through. I know they’re good. I just have zero interest in those kinds of movies.”
But what does he think about Ben Affleck appearing as the Dark Knight? It seems he doesn’t really have an opinion about that either…
“I mean, people are asking me, ‘Is Ben Affleck going to be any good?’ And my attitude is, First of all, why would you ask me? Second, he’s probably going to be very good, and third, frankly, it’s all set up now so that you’re weirdly kind of safe. Once you get in those suits, they really know what to do with you. It was hard then; it ain’t that hard now.”
Of course, ever since Ben Affleck was first cast in the upcoming Batman V Superman, fellow journalists have been bending over backwards for the opinions of former Batmen. Although Keaton isn’t exactly diplomatic about Affleck’s task at hand, he genuinely doesn’t seem that bothered, either.
Appearing in the upcoming Birdman movie, Keaton’s latest film seems to be taking a satirical look at the fame and misfortune of portraying a much-loved superhero. But does Keaton feel a certain connection to his character?
“The truth is that I was playing a person, just a person,” says. “And I was both as connected to Riggan and as disconnected from him as you can possibly be. And I have to tell the truth about that.”
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So, there we have it – Keaton was just playing another part. Who’d have known?
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