Michael Keaton Shares Who Would Be The Perfect To Play The Role Of Batman
by Meenakshi | Thu, 07 Oct 2021 07:53:25 GMT
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The 70-year-old actor Michael Keaton while speaking at The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, revealed who would be the best to play the role of fan-favorite Caped Crusader.

"I'll tell you a great version, and that is, if you haven't seen it or heard it, Will Arnett's LEGO Batman is really funny," Keaton shared.

The Academy Award-winning actor Keaton is referring to 51-year-old actor Will Arnett, who played the role of Bruce Wayne also known as Batman in The Lego Movie released in 2014, alongside Marvel superstar Chris Pratt, Will Ferrell, Elizabeth Banks, Nick Offerman, Alison Brie, Charlie Day, Liam Neeson, and Morgan Freeman.

Prior to him speaking on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, the former Batman actor also shared some details regarding his return in the role of Batman in The Flash film. Keaton shared the details while speaking with The Hollywood Reporter.

"I had to read it more than three times to go, 'Wait, how does this work?" Keaton said of the multiverse storyline in The Flash.

He added, "They had to explain that to me several times. By the way, I'm not being arrogant, I hope, about this. I don't say it like, 'I'm too groovy.' I'm stupid. There's a lot of things I don't know about. And so, I don't know, I just kind of figured it out, but this was different. What's really interesting is how much more I got [Batman] when I went back and did him. I get this on a whole other level now. I totally respect it. I respect what people are trying to make. I never looked at it like, 'Oh, this is just a silly thing.' It was not a silly thing when I did Batman. But it has become a giant thing, culturally. It's iconic. So I have even more respect for it because what do I know? This is a big deal in the world to people. You've got to honor that and be respectful of that. Even I go, 'Jesus, this is huge."

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Recently, Keaton also spoke to Collider revealing how he has already tried his old Batman costume and the shocking fact that it still fits perfectly.

He said, "They're three really different people from one another. You have to do the basics, be really intrusive but be really respectful and hold back. Pick the great parts of what they have to tell you and the less great parts, the dark parts of what they have to tell you."

Keaton added, "So, at some point you have to be a version of what they tell you, at least I do! Otherwise you're trying to do an impression and you never want to do an impression. They're both Boston region guys Robbie and Ken."

He further added, "So it does help to get into the groove of what do you ask a real person, a person who really existed. I'd done this before with Robert Weiner when I did 'Live in Baghdad.'

He continued, "He's living on a barge in Paris on the Seine so that's pretty cool and I had to go and hang out with him for a while. It helps when you do one of them because then you get to know what questions to ask. Almost everything surprised me!"

Source: Entertainment Weekly

Directed by Andy Muschietti and based on the fictional comic superhero Flash, who continues to appears in DC Comics, the film features an ensemble cast of Ezra Miller in the role of Barry Allen also known as The Flash, Ben Affleck as Bruce Wayne also known as Batman, Sasha Calle as Supergirl, Kiersey Clemons as Iris West, Maribel, Michael Keaton in the role of Batman, VerdĂș as Nora Allen, Ron Livingston as Henry Allen Livingston, Saoirse-Monica Jackson, Rudy Mancuso, and Luke Brandon Field. Michael Disco and Barbara Muschietti are the producers of the much-anticipated film.