ByKit Simpson Browne, writer at
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Now, beloved as the performances of so many of our on-screen Batmans (Batmen? Batmi?) are, for a whole lot of fans out there, there's only one true movie Batman: Michael Keaton.

Having starred in the hero's first two cinematic outings, 1989's Batman and 1992's Batman Returns, Keaton's legacy of literally seeming to be Batman continues to this day - with his recent critically acclaimed (and Oscar-winning) movie Birdman only serving to highlight how much we as a society relate to the actor as an iconic movie superhero. A big part of that? This line:

Up till now, though, it looked as though the window for Keaton to reprise the role had long since passed - with Ben Affleck about to take to the big screen as an older, more mature version of the hero, even the chances of a screen adaptation of (classic older-Batman-starring comic-book run) The Dark Knight Returns with Keaton in the leading role seem slimmer by the day.

The thing is, no-one seems to have told the cast of Saturday Night Live that...

That's right...

Not only did Keaton totally bring back that classic line from Batman, but he also reprised a certain iconic line from the legendary horror comedy Beetlejuice:

Both of which, just in case you didn't make it all the way to the end of the full video, you can see again right here...

All of which adds up to one simple and indisputable truth:

Michael Keaton really is Batman...

What do you think, though?



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