Keaton and Burton's third Batman was to be origin story

Ben Arnold
Yahoo UK Movies News
7 January 2013

Michael Keaton and Tim Burton's planned third Batman film was to be an origin story, Keaton has revealed.

The actor and the director of 'Batman' in 1989 and 'Batman Returns' in 1992 wanted to go the route of Frank Miller's classic Batman comic-book 'Batman: Year One'.

[Related story: Arnie doesn't regret Batman film]



But instead Warner Bros. decided to go for a more family-orientated interpretation of the Batman story, and the plans collapsed.

“You look at where [Christopher Nolan] went, which is exactly what I wanted to do when I was having meetings about the third one,” Keaton told the WTF podcast.

“I said you want to see how this guy started. This could be brilliant. [Warner Bros] didn't want to do it, so I didn't want to do it.”

Various things happened after that. In 2000, the studio backtracked and hired Darren Aronofsky to make a film version of Miller's book, but that project faltered, as did the following project, the planned 'Batman Vs Superman'.

Nolan then took over the franchise in 2005 with 'Batman Begins'.

Amazon Prime Video, Wherever You Go

Stream thousands of movies and shows. Watch anywhere, even offline.

Insane Navy Seal Flashlight, should it be banned?

The Military has recently released technology that is now available to the public. Get yours before they run out - Limited Supply!

How Older Men Tighten Their Skin

Men, reduce the look of wrinkles, sagging skin and fine lines with this affordable and effective skin tightening treatment without leaving your home.

Kid sleep troubles email series for moms

We get it. We’ve been there. Sign up for our email track to learn how to handle kids who won’t go to sleep or won’t stay in bed.

The New Fuel Behind Oil's Death Spiral

A stunning breakthrough in chemical engineering has unleashed a massive supply of fuel that could hand the United States 100% energy independence.

Starwood Credit Card

Earn 25,000 Bonus Starpoints®! Use toward Award Nights or Flights.

Stop Paying Too Much For Your Prescriptions.

Drug prices vary wildly between pharmacies. GoodRx finds the lowest prices and discounts. Compare prices, print free coupons & save up to 80%.

Liberty Mutual Insurance

Save up to $509 on car insurance with Liberty Mutual. Get your free quote now and start saving today.

Banks Are Worried Homeowners Will Do This.

Homeowners are surprised and furious. If you owe less than $625,000 on your home, you better read this.

2016 Personal Loan Rates Take Huge Dip - 5.99% APR

Rates now at 5.99% APR - $7,500 Loan. 3 year term for $226/mo. Process is easy & quotes are free. Calculate payment now.

Military Mortgage Rates In 2016

Rates as Low as 2.75% (3.028% APR) 15 Year Fixed. Exclusive For Veteran & Military Takes 1 Min!

Powerful Tactical Flashlight Flying Off Shelves!

This new tactical flashlight was just released to the public and is flying off shelves in the United States. Limited supplies left, act quick!

10 Cards for People Who Have Great Credit

What card offers up to 5% cash back? And which one offers 24/7 concierge service? See the best credit cards of 2016. Apply online, quickly & easily.

How To Make Sagging Skin Look Tight and Lifted

[Watch] The easy and effective way consumers across the country are improving the look of their wrinkled and sagging skin without cosmetic procedures.