In a recent interview with IGN’s Jim Vejvoda, the actor confirmed that he would definitely reprise his role as the Caped Crusader after returning to the screen as Adm. Tom “Iceman” Kazansky in the 2022 blockbuster “Top Gun: Maverick.”
Vejvoda used email to communicate with Kilmer, whose voice was significantly weakened by a tracheostomy he underwent after he was diagnosed with throat cancer in 2014. In “Top Gun: Maverick,” Kilmer’s character also has throat cancer and speaks with the help of A.I.
Kilmer starred as Batman opposite Chris O’Donnell‘s Robin in the 1995 film “Batman Forever” — before George Clooney took up the mantle for 1997’s “Batman & Robin” and after Michael Keaton played the Dark Knight in 1989’s “Batman” and 1992’s “Batman Returns.”
When asked by IGN if he would consider portraying Bruce Wayne once more — given that “we now have multiple universes in comic book movies where actors who’ve played Batman or Spider-Man in the past team up with the current actor playing the role” — Kilmer replied, “Yea please,” according to a Twitter thread posted Tuesday by Vejvoda.