Harrison Ford Almost Cast As Tim Burton’s Batman

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It’s been revealed that Harrison Ford was almost cast as Batman in Tim Burton’s film before Michael Keaton got the gig.

So, this might have been a bit of trivia that some Batman and Ford fans have known for quite some time.

However, it did come as news to me that for a while, one of the actors that Burton was considering for the role of Batman in his 1989 movie was Harrison Ford.

He ended up going for Michael Keaton himself, which was seen as a rather odd choice at the time.

Yet, it was a choice that really ended up paying off as Keaton brought so much to the role.

His take on Batman and Bruce Wayne was something that audiences had never seen before.

He was dark, brooding and slightly mad, and it was glorious.

Harrison Ford was almost Tim Burton’s Batman

Michael Keaton as Batman in Tim Burton's 1989 Batman

Credit: Warner Bros. Pictures

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I do believe that had they cast Harrison Ford in the role he would have been good.

However, I also believe Ford would have been a slightly uninspired choice.

Ford was one of Hollywood’s biggest stars in the 80s and 90s.

Fans would have liked the casting, yet he might not have brought the same energy to the role that Keaton did.

Before being cast as Batman, Keaton had earned praise for his performance in Burton’s other incredible film, Beetlejuice.

However, he wasn’t an A-lister like Harrison Ford was.

What do you make of this news?

Do you think Harrison Ford would have made a good Batman?

Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

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