Warner Bros. Wanted Steven Seagal For The 1989 Batman

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For the 30th anniversary of the release of the first – unforgettable – Warner Bros. live-action movie on Batman, several unpublished anecdotes to date or even tributes from Kevin Smith are coming online.

Today we find that, before Michael Keaton, who will spoil the film’s ending a day before the releaseWarner Bros. Pictures was firmly convinced to entrust the role of the Bat Man to an action movie star who knew the arts martial rather than an actor – like Keaton – who could interpret all the facets.

As revealed by the screenwriter of the original Tim Burton movie, Sam Hamm, the studio had thought of entrusting the role of the DC Comics superhero to an action movie actor like Steven Seagal.

“There were many people at Warner who wanted to hire an action film star” the exclusive writer reveals “They wanted to hire an actor for Batman instead of hiring one for Bruce Wayne. You have to make Bruce Wayne work because Batman, for most of the time, it will be a stunt that runs around all the time running in costume. You don’t need a martial arts expert or similar stuff for the role, because you can use stuntmen or fake things for the parts with Batman. for the record, Steven Seagal was one of the names proposed to us for the part “.