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Michael Keaton Would Play Batman Again

Posted By: Matt McGloin
Sat, 10/11/2014 - 11:59


While promoting his latest movie Birdman, Michael Keaton lets it be known he would consider donning the cape and cowl again to play Batman.

However, there is just one condition that first has to be met.

Tim Burton needs to be the director.

“If it was Tim Burton directing? In a heartbeat," Keaton told

Keaton and Burton teamed up for the 1989 Batman movie that also starred Jack Nicholson as The Joker, and also which gets a lot of credit for launching the darker versions of the comic book movies we know today.

Speaking of those darker Batman movies, Keaton goes on to say he has never seen the Christopher Nolan Dark Knight films.

“Chris Nolan is great, 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," Keaton said.

Keaton continues with mention of Ben Affleck as the new Batman, and that playing the Caped Crusader really isn't all that difficult.

"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?" Keaton offered. "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.”

Birdman hits October 17th.