10 Things You Might Not Know About Batman '89

Author Thumbnail Jon Arvedon June 09, 2019 08:22 AM

3‘I’m Batman’

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Perhaps the most iconic line in Batman is when Michael Keaton’s Caped Crusader says, “I’m Batman,” after a terrified mugger asks who he is. In the original script, though, the line was “I am the night,” which – while not terrible – probably wouldn’t have been nearly as memorable.


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When fans learned Michael Keaton – an actor known mainly for comedic roles – had been cast as Batman, the news was met with immense backlash. In fact, tens of thousands of fans wrote letters to Warner Bros. to voice their displeasure. Ironically, Keaton’s Batman went on to become one of the most beloved takes on the character to date, rivaled perhaps only by Christian Bale.

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