But now the actor is threatening to suit up to take on Russia’s current president.
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Keaton posted a photo to his Instagram page, a snap of a New York Times article, which depicts Vladimir Putin walking over through his country’s foreign intelligence agency, the Main Intelligence Directorate, commonly abbreviated as GRU.
Funny thing, and the reason for Keaton’s post, is that the GRU’s logo looks like the Bat-symbol.
The newspaper article and photo appear in the December 30, 2016 edition of the New York Times in an article titled “U.S. Punishes Russia Over Election Hacking.”
We’re not sure why Keaton is reading a two-month-old newspaper, but we’re just happy to see some evidence that print is, in fact, not dead.
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While the actor has recently done a stint as Birdman, and will take that avian theme one step further when he appears as the Vulture in Spider-Man: Homecoming, Keaton seems to have distanced himself from the Dark Knight in the years after his portrayal.
It’s finally nice to see him embrace the darkness that he was once known for. Maybe he just wanted to wait for everyone to forget the Joel Schumacher years before he started reminding people?
Either way, we hope Putin does eventually drive Keaton back into the Bat suit. It’ll make for an interesting story, if anything.
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