Michael Keaton Says Third Batman Film Would Have Been an Origin Story

Michael Keaton and director Tim Burton made "Batman" in 1989 and followed that up with "Batman Returns" in 1992. Even though they were attached to return for a third installment, Warner Bros decided to go with a more family-friendly tone. This resulted in Keaton and Burton dropping out. Now in a new interview, Keaton revealed that the original plan was to make the third film an origin story, similar to Frank Miller's "Batman: Year One." "You look at where [Christopher Nolan] went, which is exactly what I wanted to do when I was having meetings about the third one," the actor explained. "I said you want to see how this guy started. This could be brilliant. [Warner Bros] didn't want to do it, so I didn't want to do it." In 2000, the studio reconsidered and hired Darren Aronofsky (Black Swan, The Wrestler) to direct an adaptation of "Batman: Year One." The project was eventually abandoned
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