Michael Keaton: From Classic Bruce Wayne to RoboCop Reboot

RoboCop is getting a reboot. That’s old news.

The only new news that I really care about this movie is that Michael Keaton has replaced Hugh Laurie as the movie’s villain, Raymond Sellars.

The original Bruce Wayne

Keaton is known as a fan-favorite for portraying Batman in Tim Burton’s Batman, Batman Returns, as well as Beetlejuice.

What does this mean for the new RoboCop movie? It might be argued that Hugh Laurie is the better actor of the two, but it’s Michael freaking Keaton here, people. If the trailer looks good and RoboCop actually survives production and makes it into theaters, I may give it a chance because of Keaton and Gary Oldman.

RoboCop will be directed by Jose Padilha, and co-stars Joel Kinnaman, Gary Oldman, and Samuel L. Jackson and is scheduled to hit theaters August 2013.

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2 thoughts on “Michael Keaton: From Classic Bruce Wayne to RoboCop Reboot

  1. Yesterday I watched Robocop 2; this morning I found out that tomorrow there will be Robocop 3 on tv; now I find this article. Robocop is in the air…
    Samuel L. Jackson, Michael Keaton, Gary Oldman… these names scream AMBITION, and this is exactly what a reboot needs. I’ve been a big fan of the character since I was a child, so seeing him coming back (and in such an ambitious way) is simply priceless for me.
    It’s curious: the movie has a Dream Team of supporting actors, and an unknown one in the leading role. It happened more or less the same thing for Oliver Stone’s “Savages”, which was inspired from a so amazing novel that it would have worked even with amateur actors.

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