Who would triumph in a confrontation between Batman and The Hulk? Prior Batman, actor Michael Keaton, has an idea.
Michael Keaton and Mark Ruffalo co-star in the drama Spotlight, portraying investigative journalists. Keaton tells ABC Radio that it really did not at first occur to both of them that they have both portrayed superheroes on the silver screen– Keaton, as Batman, and Ruffalo, as The Hulk.
When inquired who would have the upper hand in a battle, Keaton replied,
“Everyone needs to stop asking the question of who could beat up who. Batman kicks everybody’s a **. And if they won’t, I will, Bruce Wayne will.”.
Keaton and Ruffalo’s new film, Spotlight, highlights the investigation into the Catholic Church sex abuse scandal in Boston. It’s in select movie theaters Friday and increases to more screens in two weeks.
Keaton starred alongside Edward Norton, Emma Stone, Naomi Watts and Zach Galifianakis in Birdman (2014), a comedy helmed by 21 Grams and Biutiful director Alejandro González Iñárritu. He won the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a Musical or Comedy for his portrayal of Thomson and received an Academy Award nomination for Best Actor.
Since Batman (1989), Keaton has appeared in a variety of films ranging from dramas and romantic comedies to thriller and action films, such as Clean and Sober (1988), The Dream Team (1989), Pacific Heights (1990), Much Ado About Nothing (1993), My Life (1993), The Paper (1994), Multiplicity (1996), Jackie Brown (1997), The Other Guys (2010), Need for Speed (2014) and RoboCop (2014)
Other notable Mark Ruffalo films in which he has starred or co-starred are You Can Count on Me (2000), Collateral (2004), Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004), Zodiac (2007), Shutter Island (2010), and Begin Again (2013). For his roles in The Kids Are All Right (2010) and Foxcatcher (2014), he received Academy Award nominations for Best Supporting Actor. He won a SAG Award and received Emmy and Golden Globe nominations for The Normal Heart, which he also produced.