Michael Keaton on ‘Batgirl’ cancellation: ‘Good’ business decision

Michael Keaton, who earned his first Emmy win for Best Actor in a Limited or Anthology Series, reacted backstage to the cancellation of “Batgirl” at Monday night’s Emmy Awards.

“I think it was a business decision. I assume it was good. I really don’t know,” Keaton said.

It was announced last month that Warner Bros. had shelved Batgirl and would not be releasing the film on any platform. The $90 million DC Comics adaptation starred Leslie Grace as Barbara Gordon/Batgirl. Keaton reprized his role as Batman for the film, which also starred JK Simmons and Brendan Fraser.

When asked when he’ll next appear as Batman, Keaton joked, “Probably a little later tonight if you’re lucky.”

“We’ll see,” he continued. “It was great. It was fun. I have no idea.”

Keaton won his first Emmy for his role as Dr. Samuel Finnix in Hulu’s “Dopesick”.

“My people weren’t exactly patrons of the arts,” he said in his acceptance speech. “Honestly, we weren’t patrons at all. But I want to thank them. I just want to thank all those people in my family for never fooling me because I have done that myself multiple times. That’s the thing about feeling stupid and making a fool of yourself and making mistakes, there’s tremendous power and merit in that. I’m glad I made a fool of myself over and over again.”

Keaton beat out Colin Firth for HBO Max’s The Staircase, Andrew Garfield for FX’s Under the Banner of Heaven, Oscar Isaac for HBO’s Scenes From a Marriage, and Himesh Patel for HBO Max’s Station Eleven.

https://variety.com/2022/film/news/michael-keaton-batgirl-cancellation-emmys-1235370400/ Michael Keaton on ‘Batgirl’ cancellation: ‘Good’ business decision

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