In a recent episode of the WTF Podcast with Marc Maron, actor Michael Keaton expressed he once had a vision to star in a "Batman Origin Story". The thought stumbled out while the actor was complimenting the direction of the series taken by Christopher Nolan.
"You look at where he went, which is exactly what I wanted to do when I was having meetings about the third one. I said you want to see how this guy started. We've got a chance here to fix whatever we kind of maybe went off. This could be brilliant."
Joel Schumacher wasn't on board apparently so the actor resigned and went on with his life (good decision in hindsight). Keaton also mentioned that he hasn't seen any of the new Batman films, save for bits and pieces of The Dark Knight, which I personally found a little shocking as I figured he would like to see who followed the role he worked to make iconic. It's no secret fans and this site in particular have been hoping for a Keaton reprisal for an aged Batman reboot, but the fact he hasn't been following the franchise leaves a bit of a sour taste in my mouth. Am I the only one?