Michael Keaton caps commencement speech with two words: 'I'm Batman'

Angelo Anderson
May 17, 2018

For some, it's Adam West, who portrayed the Caped Crusader on both the small and big screen in the 1960s.

Many in the crowd (and the internet) celebrated the "I'm Batman" ending. I'm a Michael Keaton guy.

Previous year we saw Michael Keaton in the likes of Spider-Man: Homecoming and American Assassin.

Keaton recently gave a commencement speech at Kent State University in OH, and reminded the students who the real Dark Knight is.

Keaton's two words received thunderous applause from the students, faculty, and family in attendance. "They're very important, and if I leave you with anything, I'm going to leave you with these two words", Keaton told the Kent State graduates.

As he got to the end of his speech, he encouraged students to "be generous, be fair, be courageous and be yourself" but the most powerful line was his final two words.

In the original draft, Keaton ended with three words, but considering the seniors were born in the '90s (I feel ancient), they probably think "Beetlejuice Beetlejuice Beetlejuice" is a mixed drink. Some heroes... wear robes.

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