Ray Liotta Passed On The Chance To Audition For Tim Burton's Batman!

Ray Liotta Passed On The Chance To Audition For Tim Burton's Batman!

Ray Liotta Passed On The Chance To Audition For Tim Burton's <i>Batman</i>!

While Michael Keaton eventually ended up nabbing the role of the Caped Crusader in Tim Burton's Batman way back in 1989, did you know that Ray Liotta was offered the chance to play the DC icon? So, why did he say no? Find out here...



In a lengthy interview with The Playlist about his career, Ray Liotta reveals just how close he came to playing a superhero before ultimately turning the offer from director Tim Burton down. Below is an excerpt from the story, but you can read much more (including what he makes of James Mangold helming The Wolverine by clicking on the link below.

When asked whether or not he’d ever auditioned for a superhero movie, Liotta revealed that he once had a unique opportunity to get in on the ground level of a promising – and ultimately hugely successful – superhero franchise. "I remember right after a movie I did, ‘Something Wild,’ Tim Burton wanted to meet me for Batman. And at that time, I said, ‘What are you kidding me? I’m an actor.’ But now it’s changed; now it’s good because if you do that you get other movies."


As mentioned above, the role eventually went to Michael Keaton, but would you have been happier seeing Liotta face off against Jack Nicholson's Joker in the cape 'n cowl? Be sure to share your thoughts in the usual place.




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