Keaton and Mark Ruffalo have recently been making their rounds promoting their new film, Spotlight. During an interview with ABC News Radio, the pair were asked which one of their superhero counterparts would win in a fight. Keaton responded,
“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.”
First of all, let’s remind everyone that Ruffalo is the current Hulk in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The last time Keaton dressed up as Batman was in 1992 when he starred in Batman Returns. The most interesting part of the quote is where Keaton says, “And if they won’t, I will, Bruce Wayne will.” When he says, “I,” is he referring to himself or Bruce Wayne? Does he think he’s actually Bruce Wayne? You can’t put it past him.
Leave it to a serious case of paranoia, but Batman always finds a way to overcome some of life’s major obstacles. He’s one of the greatest detectives of all time for a reason.