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Michael Keaton Turns Down Batman Reboot to Do Jack Frost Sequel

Jack FrostAs Warner Bros. plans a reboot of the Batman series, following the release of the conclusion of the Dark Knight Trilogy, Michael Keaton has turned down an offer to reprise the lead role to focus on sequels to what he calls “better movies.”

The actor has said that at this point in his career, he doesn’t need the money so he only focuses on projects he thinks are top caliber. He told BS Gossip that he doesn’t believe Batman is as popular as some of the other characters he’s played such as Jack Frost, the man who is reincarnated into a snow man after dying in a tragic accident.

Keaton told BS Gossip that he is looking forward to starring in a sequel to “Jack Frost.” “Jack Frost is a character I think my fans are dying to see me come back to a lot more than the role of Batman, which is a kind of a silly character. Who would want to watch a grown man dressed up as a bat fight evil when you can see a man with a carrot nose try to win a sled race competition with his children?”

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Joel Schumacher to Reboot Batman Movie Franchise

Batman_SchumacherWarner Bros. has long said that after “The Dark Knight Rises” concludes Chris Nolan’s Batman trilogy, they plan to reboot the franchise. However fans are shocked at the announcement about the man who’s been handed the job to do it – Joel Schumacher.

Warner Bros. made the surprise announcement on Tuesday morning, choosing the director who killed the last Batman series with his horrendous “Batman & Robin” to reboot the character once again. In the press release distributed today by Warner Bros., Warner President of Production said, “While many people consider Schumacher’s ‘Batman & Robin’ as a disaster, Schumacher’s two Batman movies did very well at the box office and that’s all we really care about. I can also assure fans that Schumacher has promised not to incorporate nipples onto the Bat costumes this time around and to have one of Batman’s greatest enemies as the villain in the first film; the notorious King Tut.”

Long-time Chicago Tribune movie reviewer Roger Ebert said the decision has convinced him to finally give up his passion for watching movies and focus his time on increasing his score on “Angry Birds Space.” Regarding Warner’s decision to have Schumacher take over the Batman series, he said, “This is Hollywood’s biggest blunder since casting Read the rest of this entry »