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(WARNING: The following contains extremely mild plot SPOILERS for the upcoming Spider-Man: Homecoming, albeit only for the sort of thing that you were absolutely already expecting to see. Proceed with whatever level of caution your Spidey-sense suggests is wise all the same, though.)

Now, for a man who spent much of the 1990s trying to persuade everyone that he was more than just the Caped Crusader, sure does talk about a lot. Which isn't, of course, a bad thing. After all, there are few people better suited to pretending to be the Dark Knight in interviews, or snarkily pointing out that they're the real Batman, and that all the other Batmen are just imitating.

It also, of course, leads to some downright delightful chunks of news, such as the fact that:

Michael Keaton Pretended To Be Batman On The 'Spider-Man: Homecoming' Set

'Batman' [Credit: Warner Bros.]
'Batman' [Credit: Warner Bros.]

Indeed, not only did Keaton reportedly pretend to be Batman on the set of and ' upcoming , it seems he did so in a way largely designed to screw with himself, .

Y'see, according to Holland, Keaton spent much of his time on set rocking his inevitably excellent Batman impression — something that, with Keaton playing the villainous Vulture, must have come across as rather incongruous. Funny, though. As Holland put it, in a recent interview with Shortlist:

[Michael Keaton]’s a badass... We have a fight in the movie and I punch him. He turns around and says [in a deep voice], ‘I’m Batman.’ He kept doing Batman quotes on set."

'Batman' [Credit: Warner Bros.]
'Batman' [Credit: Warner Bros.]

And, when it comes right down to it, isn't that exactly what we want our ex-Batmen to be doing? Next up, we'll take a look at how Christian Bale dug himself a cave and filled it with bats, and meet Val Kilmer's ward, a young orphaned acrobat named Dick.

What's that? We're out of time? Well, OK then, fine. Even if we didn't have time to discuss George Clooney's array of bat-nipples and long-standing hatred of ivy.

Until next time, then, what do you think? Who would you most like to punch, only for them to turn around and say "I'm Batman"? Let us know below!

(Sources: Reddit)


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