After Blowing Away Fans in Iconic Top Gun: Maverick Cameo, Val Kilmer Wants To Return As Batman For One Last Time

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Just like any other superhero Batman also has multiple movies, and with these movies came multiple actors who portrayed the character on screen. From Michael Keiten to Robert Pattinson, Warner Brothers have introduced many actors playing the role. One of these actors is Val Kilmer, who portrayed the character in the 1995 film Batman Forever

Val Kilmer
Val Kilmer

Batman Forever follows Batman facing off Two-Face, a former district attorney and The Riddler, and ex-employee of Wayne Enterprises. 

However, after portraying the character in one Batman movie, Val Kilmer decided not to feature in future movies. Kilmer, who was once enthusiastic about playing the character, soon realized something that made him not want to portray it anymore.


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After Batman Forever did well enough, the studio decided to have a sequel to the movie. They planned the next movie, Batman and Robin, but Kilmer refused to continue playing the role.

DC to Introduce Multiverse

Now with the possibility of a multiverse, many actors who played roles in superhero franchises, are returning to the big screen. The most recent example of this is having three different Spider-Man from three different realities together.


Toby Maguire and Andrew Garfield, who played Spider-Man earlier, appeared in Spider-Man: Far From Home, and everyone loved this.



DCEU is also planning to introduce multiverse with its upcoming movie, The Flash, in 2023 many expect to see different Batman from different realities coming together. 


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Val Kilmer Wants to Return as Batman

Hoping to appear one more time as Batman on screen, Val Kilmer said during a recent interview that he would like to suit up as Batman one more time.


During an interview with IGN conducted via an email for the promotion of his recent film, Top Gun: Maverick, he was asked, if he would like to return as Batman as the concept of the multiverse is introduced and the actors who played the character earlier are returning to team up with the current actor playing the role, so would he like to appear in any Batman movies as a cameo. 

Kilmer replied, ” Yes, Please.” 

Why did Val Kilmer Refuse to Play Batman After Batman Forever?

Currently, the role is portrayed by two actors, Ben Affleck and Robert Pattinson. There are also updates that DC is planning to reintroduce Michael Keaton as the superhero, who played the character in 1992 Batman Returns


Now that Val Kilmer wants to return as Batman, what was the reason he chose to let go of the character? The actor shared in his memoir, Val Kilmer: I’m your Huckleberry, that he had several reservations about the movie, one of which was the movie’s quality.

He also mentioned that when he tried watching the movie with his children, none of them stick around to finish it.

Val Kilmer with throat cancer.
Val Kilmer

The actor also shared how difficult it was to act in the Batman suit. It is not just Kilmer who faced the issue with the suit, multiple actors have had their issues with the Batman costume.


In his Amazon Prime documentary, Kilmer said that one can barely move inside that suit. The actor also said, “People have to help you stand up and sit down. You can’t hear anything and after a while people stop talking to you, it’s very isolating.” 

He said that it was frustrating to perform in the suit. And with having to experience what it is like to be in the Batsuit, his enthusiasm to play the character went away. Val Kilmer recently reprised his role as Iceman in Top Gun: Maverick. 

Batman’s Future in the DCEU

Warner Brothers Discovery is planning to bring a sequel to 2022 Matt Reves’ The Batman. The filmmaker has signed a first-look deal with the studio and has started working on the sequel.

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Robert Pattinson in The Batman

With the confirmation of a sequel, fans have started discussing what will be the title of the next movie would be. With this sequel, Robert Pattinson is sure to return as the Batman once again. The rest of the cast for the movie is not disclosed yet. 

We might also see Ben Affleck, the actor who portrayed the character in Batman VS Superman and Justice League, is expected to star in the upcoming Aquaman: The Lost Kingdom

Source: Comicbook


Written by Laxmi Rajput

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Laxmi Rajput is a writer at Fandomwire. She finished her Post Graduation in Broadcast Journalism and worked as a Business News writer for a year. But her interest in entertainment and pop culture compelled her to find a way towards Entertainment Journalism. She has worked across various fields and has 2 years of experience in content writing. She likes reading, music, movies, and traveling. She aspires to become a fiction writer in the future.