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Michael Keaton

Affleck Gets My Bat-Blessing

8/29/2013 6:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Fear not Bat-dorks, Ben Affleck is going to be a GREAT Batman ... so says one of the most respected guys to ever don the cape and cowl, Michael Keaton.

Keaton -- who famously danced with the devil in the pale moonlight back in 1989 -- was leaving Toscana in Brentwood last night when he sang Ben's praises ... telling TMZ, "He's gonna be great."

FYI -- Warner Bros. just announced that the untitled Batman & Superman joint movie (starring Affleck) is scheduled to hit theaters on July 17, 2015 ... so, we've got about 2 years until we can see if Keaton is right.

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Beetlejuice    

AUFKM? who cares what he has to say, he was terrible as Batman, question is which hairpiece will BA use?

366 days ago
17.

demoncat    

if any one knows how hard it is playing batman. besides adam west. including in a movie its Michel keaton who was the first to do so. for after all ben is just doing what all the other actors have done with the role adding his take on the character. for fans had the same fit when Michel got the role too

366 days ago
18.

Ih8Taxes    

Keaton really s*cked as Batman. Good thing Jack Nicholson was there to save the movie as the Joker.

366 days ago
19.

LM    

People keep comparing Affleck's casting to that of HeathLedger, meaning an odd choice could turn out great.

The difference is that Ledger already had one Oscar nomination under his belt with "Brokeback Mountain". Affleck played just one note in his Best Picture winner, "Argo". He lacks depth.

366 days ago
20.

Spanky    

My favorite Batman Mr Keaton!! Love him.

366 days ago
21.

Faye    

It's really pretty simple. If you don't like Affleck as Batman, don't go see the movie.

366 days ago
22.

Krystij    

My gawd the love of drama and bickering...

366 days ago
23.

Tweeder    

Seriously Christopher "F'n" Nolan had a huge saying in the casting his name is all over this movie do you think he would cast Ben if he did think Ben can pull it off? I'm pretty sure Nolan has this batman movie thing under his belt

366 days ago
24.

nof    

The "purists" were saying the very same thing?


- about M.K.?


That they were and are ...about B.A.


"He's NOT the right guy, he's NOT the right guy, he's just not the RIGHT guy..."


Look at how wrong they were in M.K.'s case.


Like to see Michael back IN some of these things.


Amazing talent.

366 days ago
25.

nof    

Michael Keaton's amazing.


Always has been, always will be.


What he bought to BATMAN, and so many other various genres?


Can't be duped.


It's high praise, more proof Ben's the guy.

366 days ago
26.

todd lee    

He seems like an awesome guy.

366 days ago
27.

J-Ro    

Michael Keaton is definitely my most favorite Batman ever!

366 days ago
28.

JimmyB    

Sheesh. Let the guy get into his car. He didn't sign up for an interview.

366 days ago
29.

pussnboots    

beetlejuice, beetlejuice, beetlejuice!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

366 days ago
30.

namers    

Funniest Keaton: Nightshift!

P.S. BEST Batman!

366 days ago
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