For those of you who don’t know this little bit of info, Michael Keaton is a graduate of Kent State University. So why is that relevant? Because he gave a commencement speech at his alma mater that was EPIC. Keaton played the Dark Knight in Tim Burton’s Batman (1989) and Batman Returns (1992) and to this day remains the running for the best Batman actor ever to grace the silver screen. Keaton loved his time donning the cape and cowl and loves to reference his old roles and deliver lines to fans. He’s even admitted his not opposed to suiting up again for a 3rd time if asked, even though he quit the role for Joel Schumacher’s Batman Forever atrocity. But that’s beside the point.
This clip of Keaton’s commencement ceremony speech had the internet on fire and made the Twitter rounds. Majority of the message was not documented, but the best part of it was caught on video. He reminded everyone that he’s Batman and the crowd went wild. You can watch the video below:
Michael Keaton closed his commencement speech at Kent State with “I’m Batman.”
And this is why Michael Keaton is the best. pic.twitter.com/20H1B99aCl
— TODD SPENCE (@Todd_Spence) May 16, 2018
Well, someone decided to respond to that statement! One of the best Batmen in the business, Kevin Conroy, responded to Keaton on Twitter.
Holy crap…then WHO AM I ?! https://t.co/ZiRscMlu7B
— Kevin Conroy (@RealKevinConroy) May 17, 2018
You’re still the best Batman ever Kevin; it’s ok. Aside from Batman, Keaton has played many iconic roles including Beetlejuice and 2014’s Birdman. Even though Affleck is giving him a run for his money, Keaton is still Batman to us.