Michael Keaton Believes Tim Burton Should be Credited for Success of Superhero Films

Credit: Marvel Studios

Credit: Marvel Studios

It's hard to imagine today's cinema without superhero films but there came a time when movies based on our favorite comic book characters weren't even a thing in Hollywood. But thanks to films like the 1978 Superman and 1989 Batman, the genre pretty much became a hot commodity in the world of entertainment as fast forward to today, it's as if we're drowning from all the film projects Marvel and DC have been dishing out for years.

Michael Keaton believes that one man should be credited for the rise of the superhero genre in cinema and it's none other than his good friend and frequent collaborator Tim Burton whom he worked with on two successful Batman flicks.

The decorated actor recently caught up with The Hollywood Reporter where he discussed his stellar Hollywood career and according to him, modern-day superhero films will not be a possibility if not for Burton himself. He explained: "What Tim did change everything. Everything you see now started with him. If you really think about what happened between 1989 and now, on a cultural, corporate, economic level, it's unbelievable."

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Say what you will about his statement but I totally agree with Keaton and I think he raises a pretty valid argument. Following the success of Batman '89, Hollywood fully embraced the superhero genre and acknowledged its box office potential. Not only that, but it's pretty much responsible for the wave of superhero projects comic book fans are enjoying today.

Meanwhile, Keaton is scheduled to appear in The Flash which is slated for release in November 2022.

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