and Kim Basinger in Tim Burton's "Batman" (1989).
before there was a "blogosphere" and Ben Affleck, there was media
buzz about the announcement that comic actor Michael Keaton would play the
Caped Crusader. "Sorry, I think this is hysterical that people take any of
this that seriously. But it was a huge controversy. I mean, you know what you
have controversies about? You have
controversies about ISIL, Gaza. To this day I think it's funny. Now, I dig it. Now,
I love it. I really think it's awesome!"
there were, like, petitions, right?" said CBS News' Lee Cowan.
"People were writing to Warner Brothers saying, 'Oh, no, you can't have
'Mr. Mom' play Batman.'"
villagers with torches coming to get me," Keaton laughed. "I went,
'Jeez, why is everybody so upset?' I probably did a combination of squelching
it, but also, 'Okay, good. This what I need, a little juice!'"