Kevin Smith is bringing Michael Keaton’s Batman to The Goldbergs
Michael Keaton recently let us all know how he feels about the Joel Schumacher Batman films. That doesn’t mean that the two Batman films he starred in, 1989’s Batman and 1992’s Batman Returns aren’t still globally adored. One of the most famous fans of the Keaton Bat-flicks is director/writer/comedian/actor Kevin Smith. Smith has directed episodes of Flash and Supergirl, and now it looks like he’s going to add ABC’s 80’s themed The Goldbergs to his resume.
Smith isn’t directing just any episode of the show, though. His episode, set to air this spring, will be centered on the release of one of his all time favorite movies; 1989’s Batman starring Michael Keaton.
Smith on his episode of The Goldbergs:
“I grew up watching the Adam West ‘Batman’ and I was in a sold out movie theater for Tim Burton’s ‘Batman’ on opening day, June 23rd, 1989, so I can’t wait to recreate those early eras of Bat-amania in the Goldbergs’ Universe. Luckily, the funny folks in front of and behind the cameras who make this hysterical show every week will be doing all the heavy lifting in our time travel experiment.”
Goldbergs show runner Adam F. Goldberg is a huge Kevin Smith fan too. He had this to say about Smith directing an episode:
“I’ve waited in long lines to have him sign my ‘Bluntman’ comics, I’ve collected his ‘Clerks’ action figures, I’ve forced my writers to watch clips of his speaking engagements and I shoe-horned in a part for him in my screenplay for ‘Fanboys’ just so I could meet the guy. There is no better person out there to help bring our Burton’s Batman episode to life. Truly.”
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