The costume that Michael Keaton wore for his second (and final) appearance as Batman was just sold at a Nate D. Sanders auction for $41,250.
The Caped Crusader’s duds exceeded the initial bid by a few thousand dollars. In regards to the the other major DC Comics superhero to hit the big screen a few years before the Dark Knight did, a 1978 Superman costume used by Christopher Reeve was also up for auction, though no bids were placed upon it. The official press release from the company auctioning off both costumes reads as follows:
LOS ANGELES, January 27, 2017 – The iconic 6-foot tall Batsuit worn by Michael Keaton in Batman Returns sold tonight for $41,250 at Nate D. Sanders Auctions. The 6-foot tall batsuit is displayed on a mannequin with Keaton’s chiseled face mounted to a pedestal with the Batman logo engraved on its facade. It features the trademark cape and cowl style mask with long black leather gloves, boots and gold plastic belt and bat symbol.
Burton’s film Batman Returns, the sequel to his smashing 1989 box-office hit Batman, was made for $80 million, but netted an astonishing $266.8 million at the box office in 1992. It received Academy Award nominations for Best Visual Effect and Best Makeup. The British Academy of Film and Television Arts nominated the film in two categories. This was the last Batman film Keaton and Burton worked together as Warner Brothers decided to make the films more “family friendly.”
Additional information on Michael Keaton’s Batsuit can be found here.