Let’s play a game of What If?Â What if you travelled back to 1988 and convinced Tim Burton that instead of hiring Michael Keaton, he should hire Bill Murray to don the big rubber mask?Â It almost happened – apparently, at least that’s the way Bill Murray recounts it in a recent interview with MTV.
I would have been a fine Batman. You know, there have been a number of Batmen. I like them. … I thought Mike Keaton did a great job as Batman. It’s obviously â€” it’s a great role.
I could see Bill Murray as Bruce Wayne, just look at Dr. Venkman, and tell me he wouldn’t have been able to pull off a smarmy billionaire playboy?Â Of course that means the Batdance theme by Prince would probably have been written by Ray Parker, Jr. “Who You Gonna Call? – BATMAN!”
I’m sticking to that fantasy theme song, so there.