Val Kilmer says he wants to play Batman again

Val Kilmer says he wants to play Batman again

Val Kilmer says he wants to play Batman again

Val Kilmer is ready to fly again, this time as Batman.

After returning to the big screen as pilot Tom “Iceman” Kazansky in the blockbuster Maverick: Top Gun, the actor said during an interview with IGN’s Jim Vejvoda that he would be interested in reprising his role as the Caped Crusader.

Between Michael Keaton and George Clooney donning the black cape, Kilmer played Batman in the 1995 film Batman Forever, opposite Jim Carrey as The Riddler, Tommy Lee Jones as Two-Face and Chris O’Donnell as Dick Grayson, aka Robin. .

Vejvoda’s interview with Kilmer was conducted via email after the actor, also known for his appearances in Real Genius and Tombstone, lost his voice to throat cancer following a tracheotomy in 2014. Kilmer’s appearance in the Top Gun sequel was aided by British AI company Sonanticwho created a model of his voice.

When asked if he would be interested in playing Bruce Wayne, especially at a time when “we now have multiple universes in comic books where actors who have played Batman or Spider-Man in the past team up with the current actor who plays the role ”, the actor reportedly responded with “Yes please.”

The interview of the 62-year-old actor, that Vejvoda tweetedcame on the heels of Warner Bros. Discovery who announced it had canceled release of the upcoming Batgirl movie, with Leslie Grace as Batgirl/Barbara Gordon and Keaton reprising his role as Batman. The film, part of the DC Extended Universe, was scrapped after it reportedly cost the studio $90 million.

The interview also comes as Maverick, which took home more than $1 billion at the box office worldwide to become the highest-grossing film of the year, was released for digital sale at home through online stores such as Amazon Video, Apple TV, and Vudu. Kilmer recalled the thrill of working on the 1986 film and working with Tom Cruise, aka Maverick, again.

“During the first film, we had a blast as young actors!!” Kilmer told IGN via email. “I was amazed at the scale of the sets! I have fond memories of the ‘behind the scenes!'”

“Most film work is WAIT!!!” he said. “Requires a lot of discipline. On the new one it was just nice to be with Tom and get the chance to reconnect!!”

Kilmer also said during the conversation that it would be nice to make a sequel to the 1995 crime drama Heat because he has a love and trust with director Michael Mann. Mann said in January that he… working on a novel that follows Kilmer’s characterChris, as he tries to escape LA in the aftermath of the movie’s disastrous bank robbery and chaotic gunfights.

Kilmer’s battle with throat cancer was documented in the 2021 Amazon Prime Video film Fall. In the film, Kilmer’s son, Jack, talks about how chemotherapy and radiation affect Kilmer’s ability to speak, but not his creative voice.

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