Here’s why Michael Keaton left the Batman franchise
Michael Keaton has revealed the reason behind his departure from the “Batman” franchise after two films
Michael Keaton has revealed the reason behind his departure from the “Batman” franchise after two films.
Keaton starred as the superhero in 1989’s “Batman” and 1992’s “Batman Returns.” Both of those films were directed by Tim Burton. Joel Schumacher was hired to direct 1995’s “Batman Forever,” and Keaton decided to pass on starring in that film.
Keaton said in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter’s “Awards Chatter” podcast that the script for the film “never was good.” He said he didn’t understand why Schumacher “wanted to do what he wanted to do” with the film, which was lighter in tone than the first two films.
Val Kilmer stepped in as the caped crusader.
Keaton is currently starring in “The Founder,” a biopic about fast food pioneer Ray Kroc.
‘Batman v Superman’ shatters records with $170 million debuthat ranks as the top opening weekend for a DC Comics film, the best March launch ever, and the sixth biggest domestic opening weekend of all-time Variety
Is ‘Batman v Superman’ teaching us to live without a Robin?If Robin is Batman’s sidekick, then what is Batman to Robin? Blogs
Slapstick comedy ‘The Boss’ edges out ‘Batman v Superman’Starring Melissa McCarthy, ‘The Boss’ tells of a billionaire who emerges penniless from a spell in jail for insider trading Variety
Next ‘Batman’ movie to be directed by and star Ben AffleckAffleck portrayed the caped crusader in this year's "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" Variety