'I have s**t to do!' Michael Keaton may be Batman, but has NEVER seen an entire superhero movie
“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 said
There's no time for Michael Keaton to sit down and watch superhero flicks despite starring in a few of them. The 'Batman' star has been seen in DC and Marvel films over the course of his decorated career, but the 70-year-old hasn't apparently watched any of the comic book-themed movies in recent times.
“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 recently told Variety. “And I don’t say that I don’t watch that because I’m highbrow — trust me! It’s not that,” the Oscar-nominated actor remarked. “It’s just that there are very little things I watch. I start watching something and think it is great and I watch three episodes,” he continued. “But I have other s–t to do!” The Hollywood veteran played Bruce Wayne/Batman in Tim Burton's 'Batman' (1989) and 'Batman Returns' (1992). He later suited up as the Vulture in the MCU and reprised the role in 'Morbius'.
The actor will return as the Dark Knight in the upcoming DC films 'The Flash' and 'Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom' starring Jason Momoa. He was expected to make an appearance in the now-canceled 'Batgirl' which was shelved after poor reception at advance screenings. When asked the reason behind suiting up as Gotham's savior, he said: 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. This whole thing is gigantic. They have their entirely own world, So, I like to look at it as an outsider, thinking, ‘Holy moly!'” he added.
Keaton had previously hinted at donning the costume. “You return something and say, ‘What is this?’” he joked to Deadline about picking up his superhero costume at the dry cleaners. “‘How come you gave me the Hulk’s outfit?’ He also added: “With [the ‘Batman’ reprise], I’m going to see what happens here. This is going to be kind of fun. We’ll see what happens.”