The DC Vault: What Could Have Been – Keaton’s Batman 3 Suit

You ever wondered what could have been of Michael Keaton’s Batman personification if he were to participate on a third Batman film?

The classic Batman franchise of films, initially directed by Tim Burton, starring Michael Keaton, George Clooney and Val Kilmer left various fans with hunger for more. Yes, Nolan’s epic trilogy is critically acclaimed, but lets agree on something – YOU definitely bought or will buy Batman Returns on Blu-Ray. For one simple reason: Because he is Batman ! Well, they are Batman, you get the idea…….

The Movies shared how the Batman 3 suit would have look like, if Keaton wouldn’t have been replaced as Batman.

Batman 3 was converted in the end into Batman Forever, storywise speaking, although we can see how the prototype Batman 3 suit resembles designs in Batman Forever.




The sculpt artist is Jose Fernandez, who also sculpted Catwoman’s suit in Batman Returns and the Robin suit in Batman and Robin. The first two designs look like the sonar armor used by Batman in Batman Forever.

keatonThe last one looks the template used for the Panther suit in Forever. These designs also remind me of the gritty and dark tone of the Superman suit that Burton chose for THAT Superman film starring Nicholas Cage – the one we all agree is better left inside a vault, literally speaking.

Now take a look below and compare this classic goodies!

Keaton’s performance as the Batman is a fan-favorite and his recent role as Birdman is no less astonishing. Oh the what if?s…..alright guys, don’t think too much of what could have been and enjoy this designs as much as I did. Did you like them? Sound off in the comments section below.


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Antonio Jose Chavez

Antonio Jose Chavez

Antonio is a comic book artist-in process, writer and a huge fan of everything related to DC Comics. He would like to become the next Batman, however he lacks the billions to do so....oh and the ninja training too