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Val Kilmer reveals he will play Batman again


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After the success of “Top Gun: Maverick”, actor Val Kilmer is already thinking about what he wants his next leading role to be: Batman (again).

Kilmer – who played the superhero in the 1995 film ‘Batman Forever’ alongside Jim Carrey – recently revealed he would be reprising the iconic role, albeit just in a cameo.

In an email interview with IGN which was shared yesterday on Twitter, the subject of sequels was brought up, alluding to the hit movie “Top Gun” which Kilmer starred in earlier this summer. The interviewer specifically mentioned Batman and asked Kilmer what he thought about possibly seeing the role again.

Val Kilmer’s portrayal of Batman received critical acclaim.
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“Would you be interested in playing Batman/Bruce Wayne again, even in a cameo? To which the star simply replied, “Yes, please.”

Val Kilmer recently starred alongside Tom Cruise in "Top Gun: Maverick."

Val Kilmer recently starred alongside Tom Cruise in “Top Gun: Maverick.”
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Released in the summer of 1995, “Batman Forever” was a massive box office success, eventually becoming the world’s sixth highest-grossing film of the year.

Val Kilmer portrayed Batman in the 1995 film "Batman forever."

Val Kilmer portrayed Batman in the 1995 film “Batman Forever.”
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Kilmer also shared new details about what it was like filming “Top Gun: Maverick” after so much time has passed since the original “Top Gun,” which premiered in 1986.

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“During the first film, we had a blast as young actors!” Kilmer told the outlet. “On the new, it was just nice to be with Tom [Cruise] and have the chance to reconnect!”

In 2017, Kilmer revealed he had been diagnosed with throat cancer and had struggled to speak ever since. He communicates mainly in writing.

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