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Michael Keaton's Batman and Christopher Reeve's Superman Teaming Up

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Could a hypothetical "World's Finest" movie have worked between them? I say this because both Keaton and Reeve are in the 1994 movie called Speechless. I just watched a portion of it on HBO Family the other day and I it was a huge geek/mark out moment when I actually saw "Bruce Wayne and Clark Kent" in the same scene together. I believe this was the first time that an actor who played Superman appeared in a movie/TV show (not counting stuff like Super Friends) with an actor who played Batman. More recently, Dean Cain (Superman on the Lois & Clark TV series) appeared in a movie called 5 Days of War with Val Kilmer (Batman in Batman Forever).

The one problem is that you have to get a good reason or excuse for Clark Kent to be in the same universe as Bruce Wayne (and I'm not talking about George Clooney's infamous Superman name-drop at the start of Batman & Robin) without it feeling very contrived or forced. I can see Clark Kent working as a reporter for the Gotham Gazette with Vicki Vale and Alexander Knox. Meanwhile, Max Shreck from Batman Returns and Ross Webster from Superman III are pretty similar characters. Both Shreck and Webster are conniving, megalomaniacal business tycoons. Another way to look at things, is that when General Zod, Non and Ursa are on a worldwide rampage during Superman II, Batman can over his services if they ever get into his jurisdiction of Gotham (such like when they invaded "East Houston").
 
Donnerverse Superman crossing over with Burtonverse Batman? Awesomesauce! :awesome:

I think a crossover would have worked.
 
Well, not exactly a Superman , Batman team up but Christopher Reeve and Michael Keaton did a movie together - Speechless (1994) with Geena Davis

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Batman Returns (1992) was Keaton's last movie as Batman maybe in 1993 they could have started work on World's Finest project (a stand alone movie not connected to either Donnerverse or Burton verse.) with Keaton and Reeve, they would have worked together as they did in Speechless....a missed opportunity.
 
a new move with Superman teaming up with batman would be cool
 
Well, not exactly a Superman , Batman team up but Christopher Reeve and Michael Keaton did a movie together - Speechless (1994) with Geena Davis
Eh, the thread starter already mentioned this. It was one of his purposes to write the post.

 
I think that a Superman Batman Movie has alot bigger chance than a Justice league movie :p
 
i remember Michael Keaton was going to have a cameo in the Burton's Superman movie. although i am glad that movie never got off the ground. seriously, Nic Cage as Superman? HAHAHAHA
 
I don't think their worlds really mesh. The Donnerverse Earth is more realistic and similar to the real world, while Burton's Gotham at the very least indicates that it's Earth is more surreal. It's hard to say to what degree since we never see anyplace outside Gotham.
 
I don't think their worlds really mesh.

Me neither. They look way too different. Superman wouldn't look right flying around Burton's Gotham and Batman would look like silly jumping rooftops in Donner's Metropolis. If a movie with these versions of the characters had been made, there would have had to have been aesthetic compromise.

On top of that, I think Keaton's Batman, in his thick battle armor, would look very strange standing next to Reeve's Superman, who was dressed in what now looks like PJs.

But it was still cool as **** to see them interact with each other, even if it wasn't for real. :yay:
 
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it would be weird, but i would have loved it.


RIP Christopher Reeve
 
I remember vaguely a article in some magazine here in Sweden, back in 1993. No actors were mentioned, bud it said new Superman film was planned, and another hero would show up during the end of the film, saving Superman's life.
I can't post a link, because this was before Internet got big.

And my own sense of logic tells me that Christopher Reeve would have been in the film. Not sure about who that other character was, but it could have been Batman.
 
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I do remember,very vaguely that there was a comic scene magazine that said Reeve and Keaton had talked about it, but Keaton passed on Batman Forever which ended that talk.
 
I do remember,very vaguely that there was a comic scene magazine that said Reeve and Keaton had talked about it, but Keaton passed on Batman Forever which ended that talk.

Keaton did not want a campy lighter tone and he was opposed to Robin, that was why he left.

Reeve and Keaton together could have worked, but for that, they would have to make sure that the movie was not set in Donner-verse or Burton-verse, but rather in a new setting.
 
The Superman to Keaton's Batman is whatever this would have been:

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That model looks like nick Cage, also the one behind it.
 
thats cos in that superman he was nic cage!!
 
thats cos in that superman he was nic cage!!

Yep, and that gives us a good idea how he would have looked in that suit (apart from one photo of Cage as Superman that we all know about.):word:
 
I remember vaguely a article in some magazine here in SWeden, back in 1993. No actors were mentioned, bud it said new Superman film was planned, and another hero would show up during the end of the film, saving Superman's life.
I can't post a link, because this was before Internet got big.

And my own sense of logic tells me that Christopher Reeve would have been in the film. Not sure about who that other character was, but it could have been Batman.

That could be the original SUPERMAN V script, which featured Supergirl helping Superman defeat Braniac.
 
I don't think their worlds really mesh. The Donnerverse Earth is more realistic and similar to the real world, while Burton's Gotham at the very least indicates that it's Earth is more surreal. It's hard to say to what degree since we never see anyplace outside Gotham.

Metropolis in the Reeve/Donnerverse Superman movies was pretty much, New York City (quite literally) with a different name.

Keaton did not want a campy lighter tone and he was opposed to Robin, that was why he left.

I wonder if Keaton would've been willing to come back had a director whom he theoretically trusted and has worked with before like Ron Howard (who ironically, also directed Val Kilmer in Willow) was brought in instead of Joel Schumacher? It's too bad that Keaton didn't want to do Forever (which while not a "great" movie, is to me, better than Returns and unfairly gets a bad rap in part because of Batman & Robin), because Forever actually developed Bruce Wayne/Batman far more in one movie than the two movies that Keaton did with Tim Burton.

It would've been funny if instead of actually bringing in Dick Grayson in human form, they gave Alfred a pet robin, whom he names "Grayson".
 

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