03/04/2014 01:39 pm ET | Updated Mar 04, 2014

Michael Keaton Thinks Ben Affleck Will 'Be Great' As Batman

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Another former Batman has issued his support for the future Batman.

Michael Keaton, who starred in Tim Burton's 1989 and 1992 Batman installments, "Batman" and "Batman Returns," appeared on the "Today" show on Tuesday to chat about "Need for Speed" and "RoboCop." In the process, he addressed Ben Affleck's contentious casting in the forthcoming Batman-Superman crossover movie.

“He’s going to be great," Keaton said. "I don’t follow it much, but I guess there was some sort of ... I don’t know why people get excited about things. Frankly, I don’t understand it.”

Keaton also revealed on "Today" that he'd be interested in reviving his role as Beetlejuice if Burton were involved.

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Watch Keaton's full "Today" interview here.


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