With Warner Bros. rebooting Batman under Zack Snyder and Ben Affleck, Christian Bale made comments recently where he stated he was a bit jealous he was no longer the Caped Crusader.
While doing press for his latest movie, Birdman, Michael Keaton is asked if he is jealous of Ben Affleck.
No. Do you know why? Because I’m Batman. I’m very secure in that.
We're not too sure Adam West would agree, but Keaton goes on to comment how Tim Burton paved the way for superhero movies as we know them today.
Tim changed, or started, everything. And I’m proud of the choice I made, in terms of how to play Batman. It’s probably easier now because Tim paved the way, and if I did anything to pave the way, I’m proud of that, too. I’ve never seen [a superhero movie] beginning to end. Oh actually, I saw the first Spider-Man – I thought that was really good. You can step into it more easily now, is my guess. Technically, [superhero movies] do everything for you. They create a world where all you’ve basically got to do is show up, not f*ck it up too much and you’ll come off OK.