Before Robert Pattinson, Ben Affleck or Christian Bale, Michael Keaton is the man who brought modern style. bat Man audiences on movie screens for the first time in a serious way with the film directed by Tim Burton, which was released exactly 33 years ago, to this day.
Fans are celebrating that fact on social media and we think it’s well deserved.
bat Man it hit theaters on June 23, 1989, according to IMDb.
To one fan, a montage of clips showcasing the film’s chaotic energy said it all.
And who can forget Jack Nicholson’s Oscar-worthy role as Jack Napier, aka the Joker? The chemistry between his and Keaton’s performance as a deranged Bruce Wayne is perfectly encapsulated in the famous scene where the billionaire playboy says “you want to go crazy? Let’s go crazy!”
While Nicholson ultimately didn’t win an Academy Award for the role, not even being nominated, his commendable performance and the film itself paved the way for future actors to play the Clown Prince of Crime and land Oscars, specifically Heath Ledger. in The dark knightand Joaquin Phoenix in jester.
“A huge influence on the future of comic book movies, it was a critical success and became the fifth highest-grossing movie in history at the time of release,” noted a Twitter account.
And how about that iconic poster? It has arguably never been surpassed in terms of a Batman movie.
“Thank you Tim Burton,” one fan wrote.
It’s also amazing to think that Prince did an entire soundtrack for a superhero movie in the past, specifically bat Man. We were really spoiled.
Keaton is set to reprise his role as Batman in the upcoming The flash film, which is currently set for release in 2023, according to IMDb. Let’s hope the movie actually sees the light of day one way or another, despite the many controversies and legal issues surrounding star Ezra Miller. Hey, with a little bit of editing, maybe we can tweak it to be a Batman multiverse movie without the presence of Barry Allen.