Pierce Brosnan Opens Up About Turning Down Batman Role

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Pierce Brosnan, who many love from the 007 Franchise in which he played James Bond for three films (Goldeneye, Tomorrow Never Dies, Die Another Day) spoke with Details about turning down the role of Batman when it was offered to him for the 1989 Tim Burton film.

DETAILS: And you turned down Batman.
Pierce Brosnan: It was the beginning of these huge movies, and I just thought, Batman? Batman held such an indelible place in my own childhood, but I said something flippant to Tim Burton like, “Any guy who wears his underpants outside his trousers cannot be taken seriously.” So, yeah.

Obviously the fans ultimately got the better end of the deal as many, including myself still consider Michael Keaton as the best Batman so far in live action, which of course could change soon enough. While he was a great James Bond it certainly would have been a different film if we had Pierce Brosnan in the role.

Read the full interview on Details.com.

Eric Curto

Eric Curto

My name is Eric and I am loving this current comic book boom, I was around for the first one with Superman: The Movie, Supergirl(being the first female and crossover film) and Batman and have been enjoying the resurgence since Blade. Can't express how much I cannot wait for WB & DC to take back the film universe but until than I love the TV shows we have gotten. I only started reading comics about 10 years ago but am connected more to DC over Marvel or any other major company. If you wanna chat feel free to contact me
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  • frggy32

    It might be because that was the first incarnation of Batman I saw, but I always thought the Tim Burton Batmans were more artistically like the comics. That’s why they are my favorite.

  • p

    and The World Is Not Enough?¿?¿?¿?