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]