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Michael Keaton doesn’t have time to delve into and watch superhero movies, although he has acted in many of them.

The 70-year-old ‘Batman’ actor has appeared in Marvel and DC productions throughout his career.

However, it turns out he hasn’t been watching any comic book-themed movies lately.

“I know people don’t believe it, that I’ve never seen a full version of any of these movies – no Marvel movies, no other,” Keaton recently explained to Variety.

“And I’m not saying I don’t watch it because I’m nerd – trust me! That’s not it,” the Oscar-nominated ‘Birdman’ actor added. “It’s just that there’s very little I watch.

“I start watching something and I think it’s great and I watch three episodes,” he continued. “But I have other things to do!”

Keaton starred as Bruce Wayne/The Caped Crusader in Tim Burton’s 1989 film “Batman” and its 1992 sequel, “Batman Returns.”

He next appeared in the Marvel Cinematic Universe as Adrian Toomes/Vulture in 2017’s “Spider-Man: Homecoming” and reprized the character in a cameo in 2022’s “Morbius.”

Michael Keaton as the villainous Adrian Toomes/Vulture in the MCU’s “Spider-Man: Homecoming.”
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The ‘Spotlight’ star returns to the character of Gotham’s greatest vigilante – 30 years after originally portraying him – for upcoming DC movies ‘The Flash’ and ‘Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom’ starring Jason Momoa. He was also expected to make an appearance in the $70 million movie “Batgirl,” but that film was shelved by Warner Bros. following poor reception during preliminary screenings, The Post reported on Tuesday.

And as to why he puts the black leather cape and cowl back on, Keaton replied, “I was curious what it would be like after so many years. It wasn’t me doing it so much – obviously, part of it – but I was just curious about it, weirdly, socially.

“It’s all gigantic. They have their own world, so I like to see it as an outsider, thinking, ‘Holy moly!’ ” he said.

BATMAN RETURNS, Micheal Keaton, Danny DeVito, 1992. ©Warner Bros./courtesy Everett Collection
Keaton as Batman and Danny DeVito as Penguin in “Batman Returns” in 1992.
©Warner Bros/courtesy Everett Collection

Keaton has previously hinted at putting the Batman suit back on, say deadline in March 2021 that was a possibility.

“You flip something over and say, ‘What is this? “‘How come you gave me the Hulk outfit?’

“With [the ‘Batman’ reprise], I’ll see what’s going on here,” the “Beetlejuice” alum said. “It’s going to be quite fun. We’ll see what happens.”


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