This weekend, a new man dons the famous cape and cowl. To mark the occasion, we decided to go back and see how Keaton and Bale, via Tim Burton’s 1989 Batman and Christopher Nolan’s 2005 Batman Begins, held up. Spoiler alert—they hold up really, really well.
The upcoming King Kong prequel, Kong: Skull Island, took a gorilla sized gut punch Wednesday when two of its leading actors, Michael Keaton and JK Simmons, left the project.
An oft-repeated story about Michael Keaton's Batman outfit was that it was impossible for the actor to turn his head thanks to the tough cowl, necessitating a 'turn with your body' style of movement that defined the actor's portrayal. But in statue form, it seems being able to turn his head is much easier!
It's fascinating to realize how close we nearly came to having Michael Keaton appear in one more Batman movie, if the studio hadn't decided to ditch Tim Burton's "dark" approach in favor of a lighter Schumacher tone. And now, there are a few more glimpses at how Keaton's Batman could have looked.
Former Batman actor Christian Bale recently gave a quote that he would be jealous to see Ben Affleck take up the cape and cowl in Batman V. Superman. But when Michael Keaton was asked the same thing, he demonstrated once and for all that he truly is Batman.
Oh my. NECA dashed hopes of a 'proper' Keaton Bats figure when they released their (admittedly cool) video-game version - but it's now been revealed they'll be making one for the 1989 Movie's upcoming blu-ray rerelease. Rejoice!
Even in a year with some pretty notable superhero films, Birdman is a pretty significant movie about superheroes. This darkly surreal satire about an aging actor struggling with his superhero past is full of magical-realist touches and tugs at our national obsession with big heroic narratives. And here's why superhero…
At the Birdman panel at New York Comic Con on Friday, Michael Keaton said that when he was approached about the movie, he was told that they couldn't describe the film to him. And, he said, having done it, he understands why: "Even now, I' know m not sure what happened." That is pretty much how I felt after seeing the…
We've been completely in on this self-referential dark comedy from Alejandro González Iñárritu since the full trailer premiered. And this clip, a barbed commentary on the press, is only fuel to our fire.
Get a good, long look at Michael Keaton's Birdman and behold the majesty that is this movie's insanity. We were already pretty excited about Alejandro González Iñárritu's dark comedy, but this trailer just upped the bar quite a bit. Damn, this looks good.
We have been waiting for Alejandro González Iñárritu's movie Birdman FOREVER. And now the trailer is here in full, gorgeous insanity. It looks good—like, really good. We can't wait.
In the early days of Lost's development, the creators had a very different idea for the character of Jack: first, he would die in the pilot episode; second, he would be played by Michael Keaton.
Yesterday we saw the trailer for José Padilha brand new RoboCop Reboot. And it made us feel a lot of things. Some excitement, but mostly dread. Here are the moments that got us the most worked up in the new RoboCop reboot trailer.
We got a few peeks at the RoboCop remake this weekend at Comic-Con. It may not stand up to the original, but it will update its themes for the modern era of mechanized warfare and cable news. Plus, we do get to see a suit that looks like classic RoboCop.
Michael Keaton tells the L.A. Times that he wasn't as happy with Batman Returns as with his first Batman movie. And then he had second thoughts about doing a third movie. Here's why:
Geena Davis is down for a Beetlejuice sequel, depending how "ghosts age" - and now Michael Keaton is too. In fact it's "the one thing I'd love to do again." We agree, bring back the ghost with the most! [MovieHole]
It was 20 years ago this week that Tim Burton's Batman was released, changing the face of summer blockbusters, superhero movies and even breakfast cereal forever (Okay, maybe not that last one). Perhaps it's time to relive some Batmania...?
As the cliche (doesn't) go: Where there's the box office smoke, there's going to be sequel fire, and Batman's box office breaking lead to three follow-ups that pretty much define that whole The Good, The Bad and The Ugly idea.
Arguably, Burton's movie didn't influence the comics directly as much as give them even more reason to pursue the dark, Frank Miller route they were already taking (Although 1992's "Destroyer" storyline recreated Gotham City using Anton Furst's production designs for the architecture of the movie, probably…