Batman stands as one of the most iconic characters in modern American culture and, in fact, will soon be honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Counting TV, movies, and animated versions, there have been well over a dozen versions of the Caped Crusader. When the character was revived as a feature film series back in the 1980s, the producers turned to an unlikely actor to play Batman. After all, Michael Keaton had been Mr. Mom. Could he really be accepted as a dark, brooding superhero? Plenty of Batman fans had their doubts. Of course, back then, there was no Internet, chat boards, or comment sections for people to sound off on what they thought of Keaton’s casting, but word still got around. Fortunately for Keaton, that word didn’t get back to him because he was so immersed in shooting the film. After the fact, though, he told us he’s glad that he missed the criticism and was able to play Bruce Wayne/Batman the way he’d wanted to. (Click on the media bar below to hear Michael Keaton)

 

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