£10m pay­day turned down by Bat­man star Michael

Midweek Sport - - NEWS - By JUSTIN DUNN

AC­TOR Michael Keaton snubbed a £10m fee to ap­pear in Bat­man For­ever – be­cause the script was “aw­ful”.

Keaton had pre­vi­ously played the Caped Cru­sader in 1989’s Bat­man and 1992’s Bat­man Re­turns, both di­rected by Tim Bur­ton.

But he handed the reins to Val Kilmer for 1995’s For­ever, de­spite the bumper cash bonus on of­fer.

The 63-year-old ( above) ex­plained: “It sucked. I guess that pretty much sums it up. Yeah, it just was aw­ful!”

Bat­man For­ever gets a rat­ing of just 5.4 out of 10 on top movie web­site IMDB.com.

One viewer com­ments of the Joel Schu­macher -di­rected flop: “What we see in this film is a sys­tem­atic de­struc­tion of ab­so­lutely ev­ery­thing that made the first two Bat­man films so popular.

“This movie still has ab­so­lutely no re­deem­ing val­ues.”

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