Michael Keaton has been doing a lot of talking recently and he’s now opened up about The Flash movie and what fans should expect from the film.
During an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, he spoke of what drew him back to the role of Batman.
However, he also spoke of The Flash movie and why he thinks the film will end up being, as he put it, “huge”.
It’s a really interesting interview, and I do recommend you go and read it in its entirety.
However, I did clip out the bits I found to be very interesting with regards to him playing Batman again and The Flash film.
Michael Keaton just wanted to ‘nail’ Batman in The Flash
Here’s what Keaton had to say on returning to the role of Batman:
Frankly, in the back of my head, I always thought, ‘I bet I could go back and nail that motherfucker. And so I thought, ‘Well, now that they’re asking me, let me see if I can pull that off.’
Keaton then got onto the subject of trying to get his head around the whole ‘Multiverse’ thing and all those pesky parallel universes.
I had to read it more than three times to go, ‘Wait, how does this work?’ They had to explain that to me several times. By the way, I’m not being arrogant, I hope, about this. I don’t say it like, ‘I’m too groovy.’ I’m stupid. There’s a lot of things I don’t know about. And so, I don’t know, I just kind of figured it out, but this was different. What’s really interesting is how much more I got [Batman] when I went back and did him. I get this on a whole other level now. I totally respect it. I respect what people are trying to make. I never looked at it like, ‘Oh, this is just a silly thing.’ It was not a silly thing when I did Batman. But it has become a giant thing, culturally. It’s iconic. So I have even more respect for it because what do I know? This is a big deal in the world to people. You’ve got to honour that and be respectful of that. Even I go, ‘Jesus, this is huge.’
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