Michael Keaton doesn’t have time to observe superhero films, regardless of suiting as much as play two legendary characters in Marvel and DC films through the years.
He portrayed Bruce Wayne/Batman in 1989’s “Batman” and 1992’s “Batman Returns,” and he starred as Adrian Toomes/Vulture in 2019’s “Spider-Man: Far From Home,” making him one of many unique actors to look in each the DC Universe and Marvel Cinematic Universe.
With the longtime actor reprising his function because the caped crusader within the upcoming DC installment, “The Flash,” alongside Ben Affleck, followers had been shocked to find a shocking reality: He’s by no means watched a whole superhero film from begin to end.
Keaton exclaimed that he isn’t “highbrow” in regards to the flicks; he merely has “other shit to do.”
“I know people don’t believe this, that I’ve never seen an entire version of any of those movies — any Marvel movie, any other,” Keaton advised Selection in a latest interview. “And I don’t say that I don’t watch that because I’m highbrow — trust me! It’s not that.”
The 70-year-old added, “It’s just that there’s very little things I watch. I start watching something, and think it is great and I watch three episodes, but I have other shit to do!”
On the subject of re-donning the bat swimsuit, the veteran actor advised Selection in regards to the means of returning.
“I was curious what it would be like after this many years. Not so much me doing it — obviously, some of that — but I was just curious about it, weirdly, socially,” he stated about revisiting his function as Wayne in “The Flash” after greater than 30 years.
Seven actors have taken on the function as Gotham’s protector since Keaton’s 1992 efficiency.
“This whole thing is gigantic. They have their entirely own world. So, I like to look at it as an outsider, thinking ‘Holy moly!’” Keaton added.
The actor stated he felt compelled to signal on to “The Flash” as a result of “it seemed like fun” and on account of his love for the script by “Birds of Prey” screenwriter Christina Hodson.
“The writing was actually really good. So I thought, why not?” Keaton stated. “It’s cool to drop in, and I’m curious to see if I can pull it off.”
“The Flash” is scheduled to premiere June 23, 2023.