Bill Murray Reveals Why His 'Batman' Film With Eddie Murphy Was Cancelled

Also stating that he would have turned down the role of Batman’s right-hand man, Robin.

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Bill Murray has opened up about his axed Batman film from the ’80s, which also saw Eddie Murphy express his interest in the movie.

Speaking to Yahoo Entertainment for a new installment of The Never-Weres, Murray shared, “I talked to Eddie Murphy about it, and Eddie wanted to play Batman. That’s as far as that conversation went.” If Murphy was very adamant to take on the role of the Caped Crusader, however, the Ghostbusters staple would have refused to portray his right-hand man, Robin.”I don’t wanna be the Boy Wonder to anybody,” he explained. “Maybe much earlier when I was a boy. But it was too late for that by the ’80s. Also, I couldn’t do the outfit. Eddie looks good in purple, and I look good in purple. In red and green, I look like one of Santa’s elves. There was just a lot of vanity involved in the production. It wasn’t gonna happen.”

Michael Uslan, the producer of every Batman film since 1979, confirmed the rumors of the Murray-Murphy tandem to Yahoo Entertainment. “That was purposefully kept away from me,” he revealed. “Things are meant to happen, and they happen.”

Elsewhere in entertainment, take a look at Ewan McGregor’s return as Obi-Wan Kenobi in the first trailer for the Disney+ miniseries.

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