While Michael Keaton is entering the Marvel Cinematic Universe as the villainous Vulture in Spider-Man: Homecoming, the actor will always be remembered for his portrayal of the DC hero Batman. Keaton portrayed the Caped Crusader in Tim Burton’s two installments of the beloved character before Joel Schumacher took over the franchise with Batman Forever.
The third and fourth installment, Batman & Robin, became some of the character’s weakest portrayal which eventually killed the franchise. In a recent interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Michael Keaton chatted about not doing the third one because of the script. When talking about it, Keaton admitted when he realized that this film was problematic.
“It sucked! The script never was good. I couldn’t understand why he wanted to do what he wanted to do. I hung on for many meetings. I knew it was in trouble when he [Joel Schumacher] said, ‘Why does everything have to be so dark?’
Check out Michael Keaton in the new trailer for Spider-Man: Homecoming and sound off in the comments below if you did or didn’t enjoy Batman Forever.
Here’s the official synopsis for the Spider-Man movie:
“A young Peter Parker/Spider-Man (Tom Holland), who made his sensational debut in Captain America: Civil War, begins to navigate his newfound identity as the web-slinging super hero in Spider-Man: Homecoming. Thrilled by his experience with the Avengers, Peter returns home, where he lives with his Aunt May (Marisa Tomei), under the watchful eye of his new mentor Tony Stark (Robert Downey, Jr.). Peter tries to fall back into his normal daily routine – distracted by thoughts of proving himself to be more than just your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man – but when the Vulture (Michael Keaton) emerges as a new villain, everything that Peter holds most important will be threatened.”
The cast includes Tom Holland, Michael Keaton, Zendaya, Donald Glover, Jacob Batalon, Laura Harrier, Tony Revolori, Tyne Daly and Bokeem Woodbine, as well as Robert Downey Jr., Marisa Tomei, Jon Favreau, Michael Chernus, Kenneth Choi, Hannibal Buress, Martin Starr, Michael Barbieri, Angourie Rice and Abraham Attah.
Spider-Man: Homecoming opens on July 7, 2017.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter