Re: Christian Bale v.s. Michael Keaton - Part 2
Nolan basically went back and did the origin story and gave us the year one. Burton's had already been Batman for a good while, and people mostly viewed him as some kind of urban legend, and possibly not even human.
It's better to be seen than viewed.
Who the **** makes a movie and while planning it is like, "you know what this needs...is some Greg Kinnear."