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Jay Baruchel Geeks Out Over Batman Actors On The Set Of RoboCop

“I got to work on the remake of ‘Robocop’ with Michael Keaton and Gary Oldman. And pretty much all my scenes were with Keaton. Oldman was in most of ‘em and Jennifer Ehle and Marianne Jean-Baptiste. And so here I am with Commissioner Gordon and Batman from two different generations together and I was there privy to the moment where that penny dropped and they realized that. It was like, ‘Wait a second, you’re in the new one? Who you playing, Gordon?’ ‘Yeah, Batman.’ It was like, ‘Oh my God!’ But then to hear production stories about ‘The Dream Team,’ about ‘Johnny Dangerously’ and fucking ‘Batman,’ ‘Beetlejuice,’ I mean — and then from Oldman I got to pick his brain about ‘State of Grace,’ about ‘The Professional,’ the Nolan Batmans. And that’s the thing, it’s like it’s like a bit of an agreement. I think they’re fine talking about it if I’m actually interested. And they saw that I am [really] a movie nerd. That’s the one thing I’ll be super fucking arrogant about and say I know my shit. And so when they talk to me they can see that. And it was just like it’s a movie nerd’s dream to get to be with fucking Keaton and Oldman every day.”RoboCop reboot actor Jay Baruchel speaking with

I’ll be honest, not sure I could even be in the same room with Keaton and Oldman without passing out.

(via io9)

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  • AverageDrafter

    Too bad the actual movie they are in looks awful.

  • Calum Syers

    As uninterested in the new Robocop film as I am, it is nice to see an actor who is genuinely enthusiastic and geeky.

  • Angry And Yellow

    I’m actually kind of excited about the new Robocop. So far the effects look cool and I think how in the trailer, Keaton’s character was customizing Murphy the same way you’d customize your car in Need for Speed or your character in an rpg. And considering we live in an era of drone warfare, constant government surveillance, and corrupt business that will take risks and cut corners to make a buck at the expense of everyone else, I think it could potentially have something new to offer if it’s done right.

  • Anonymous

    How did you feel about Dredd? I felt the same about Dredd and later felt bad once I red boxed it because I thought it was actually really good.

  • Brian

    The original Robocop looked like a generic sci-fi action film in its trailers, too. I hope this one’s got what it takes.