Michael Keaton Didn’t Initially Understand How Batman and Vulture Return
Next year, Michael Keaton is appearing two comic book movies, The Flash and Morbius, as Batman/Bruce Wayne and Vulture/Adrian Toomes. However, the veteran of Batman and Batman Returns has admitted that he didn’t fully understand the multiversal explanation behind both of his big screen returns.
In a new profile by The Hollywood Reporter, Keaton confirmed that his Vulture in Morbius is the same character he played in Spider-Man: Homecoming. Regardless, Keaton was confused by the explanation that he was given for reappearance.
“I’m nodding like I know what the f*** they’re talking about. I go, ‘Uh-huh.’ And I’m thinking, ‘You may as well be explaining quantum physics right now to me. All I know is I just know my guy. And I know the basics,’” related Keaton. “So finally, they were looking at me, and they just started laughing. They said, ‘You don’t know what we’re talking about, do you?’ I said, ‘No, I don’t, no idea what you’re talking about.’ “
Keaton also admitted that he didn’t initially comprehend the concept of the multiverse in The Flash. However, he did have a desire to revisit his role as Batman.
“Frankly, in the back of my head, I always thought, ‘I bet I could go back and nail that motherfu**er,’ ” said Keaton “And so I thought, ‘Well, now that they’re asking me, let me see if I can pull that off.’… I had to read [the script] 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,’ added Keaton. “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.”
Keaton also said that he “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 honor that and be respectful of that. Even I go, ‘Jesus, this is huge.’ “
Morbius will hit theaters on January 28, 2022. And The Flash will follow on November 4, 2022.
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