Michael Keaton Says He’s Never Finished A Marvel Movie Because He’s Got ‘Other S**t To Do’
| Last updated
Michael Keaton reveals he's never watched a Marvel or DC movie all the way through.
Despite starring as Batman in several films, the actor says he doesn't have enough time to see what his successors are doing on the big and small screen.
"I know people don’t believe this, that I’ve never seen an entire version of any of those movies — any Marvel movie, any other," he explained to Variety.
He added: “And I don’t say that I don’t watch that because I’m highbrow — trust me! It’s not that.
"It’s just that there’s very little things I watch. I start watching something, and think it is great and I watch three episodes, but I have other s**t to do!”
Keaton insists that he's not like the Hollywood big names such as Martin Scorsese who have hit out against superhero movies.
He's just got a lot on his plate.
The 70-year-old is in a very small club of actors who have appeared in both Marvel and DC films.
He played the Caped Crusader in 1989's Batman and Batman Returns three years later. He also played Adrian Toomes, aka Vulture, in Spider-Man: Homecoming.
He's gearing up to put the Batsuit on once again for The Flash, which will make him the oldest actor to play Gotham's dark knight.
Keaton is able to reprise his role thanks to the DC multiverse, where he'll likely star alongside fellow Batman actor Ben Affleck.
The synopsis for the film is slated as: "The Flash travels through time to prevent the murder of his mother, but unwittingly causes changes that result in the creation of a multiverse."
When he was asked why he was suiting up again to become the Gotham hero, Keaton said it was the script that attracted him.
"I was curious what it would be like after this many years. Not so much me doing it — obviously, some of that — but I was just curious about it, weirdly, socially,” he said.
“The writing was actually really good. So I thought, why not?
"It’s cool to drop in, and I’m curious to see if I can pull it off.”
Ezra Miller will star in the titular role of The Flash and the film will be directed by Andy Muschietti, who was at the helm for the It and It Chapter Two movies.
It's set for release for release next year on June 23.