Jump to Main ContentJump to Primary Navigation
Top

Michael Keaton Has "Zero Interest" In Nolan's Batman Movies

MICHAEL_KEATON_afb7092.jpg
birdman.jpg

While there are polite words for Tim Burton's Batman films and stifled laughs for Joel Schumacher's, universal applause is usually saved for Christopher Nolan's Dark Knight trilogy.

Well, except if you used to play Batman yourself. 

Experiencing a career resurgence, thanks to his lead role in the critically acclaimed festival hit Birdman, Michael Keaton has revealed, in an interview with Entertainment Weekly, that he isn't fussed in even watching them.

“Chris Nolan is great, but I’ve never seen any of the Batman movies all the way through," Keaton confessed. "I know they’re good. I just have zero interest in those kinds of movies."

In Birdman, Keaton plays an actor who is trying to shake off being known for playing a superhero, something he's struggled with in his own career. When it comes to the next Batman, to show up in Zack Snyder's Batman Vs Superman, he's equally apathetic.

"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? 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.”

We're guessing he's probably not tuning into Gotham then...

[via Entertainment Weekly]

Related

chocolate-factory.jpg

Actors who hated remakes of their movies

birdman3.jpg

Gripping New Birdman trailer

wicker-man-remake.jpg

Directors who hated remakes of their movies

fun-with-dick-and-jane.jpg

7 films you didn't know had huge budgets

jaws menace.jpg

20 best blockbuster posters

stamp1.jpg

Batman's 75th anniversary stamps

Comments

More

M. Night Shyamalan's 'Split' has a shock ending that will leave you ex

James McAvoy and Bruce Willis have more to give

23 Jan 2017

The new Wolverine trailer is nothing like you think it is

Not the "hyper-choreographed, gravity defying, city-block destroying CG f**kathon" we expected

by Emily Badiozzaman
19 Jan 2017

Jason Segel toys with the afterlife in eerie trailer for The Discovery

Fan of The OA? We’ve found your next big Netflix fix

by Emily Badiozzaman
19 Jan 2017

Pixar have revealed exactly how all of their films are linked

Easter eggs ahoy

by Dave Fawbert
18 Jan 2017

Famous actors auditioning for roles they didn't get

Because not even the greats get chosen every time

18 Jan 2017

We ranked classic hardmen as anime heartthrobs

Do not ask why

by Sam Diss
18 Jan 2017

Producer of Amy rumored to be making Tony Blair documentary

"It just ticks all the boxes"

by Ryan Young
18 Jan 2017

Why every man must watch La La Land

It's not just all bollocks singing and dancing, there's some serious life advice on show

17 Jan 2017

Did Indiana Jones & The Crystal Skull predict the Trump presidency?

Mind. Blown.

by Dave Fawbert
13 Jan 2017

The 7 best titles new to UK Netflix this week

13 Jan 2017