Warner Bros. has yet to commit to a fifth Batman film, but the studio has found the Caped Crusader a gig in the meantime: TV pitchman. In a series of zippy ads directed by Andrew Davis (The Fugitive), Batman hawks OnStar, General Motors’ car communication service. The first spot features Michael Gough as Alfred the butler, and EW has learned Curtis Armstrong (Booger in Revenge of the Nerds) will play Joker in a future installment. But who’s wearing the rubber chest plate once filled by Michael Keaton, Val Kilmer, and George Clooney? A Warner Bros. publicist was cagey: ”Batman is just Batman.” But we still managed to unmask Bruce Thomas, an All My Children vet who appears in Kevin Costner’s upcoming 13 Days. Thomas says he’d love to wear the suit on the big screen: ”Anatomically, you look in the mirror and say, ‘My God, I am ready to kick some ass.”’
Posted April 7 2000 — 12:00 AM EDT
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