Advertisement

Michael Keaton Reveals Why He Left Batman Franchise

January 04, 2017 09:56 AM

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Michael Keaton has revealed the reason behind his departure from the "Batman" franchise after two films.

Advertisement – Content Continues Below

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.


WDIO

Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.

Advertisement


Advertisement

Remains of Missing Duluth Marine Found; Coming Home 74 Years After Tarawa Battle

High Speed Chase Ends with Suspect in Custody

Wilderness Training Gets Community Members Prepared for Crisis

Aurora Woman Rescued After Going Missing While Hiking

Hibbing Man Stabs Woman, Barricades Himself Before Arrest

Potential Contamination of Keene Water System from Fuel Oil Spill

Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement