Neeson and Freeman Talk Batman Begins

Actors Morgan Freeman and Liam Neeson talk about their roles in Batman Begins and why they chose them, plus more.
News 24 recently revealed an article in which they talked to Morgan Freeman and Liam Neeson at the Japan premiere about why they took on the roles.

Oscar winner Morgan Freeman, says he chose Batman as his first major action movie because, at root, the superhero is a human.

"Batman was my favourite superhero as a kid, because he didn't have super strength. He was just a guy who trained all the time," Freeman told a news conference on Monday in Tokyo.

The movie was also a first for Liam Neeson, who is playing a villain in his role as Batman's early mentor Henri Ducard.

"As a boy Batman was always a bit scary. I couldn't say why. He wasn't my favourite superhero. Superman was," Neeson said.

Neeson said he took the role because it was the first time he was asked to "be a bad guy".

Freeman also joked the change of role could also be lucrative.

"I was never asked to play in a big action movie. I remembered Alec Guinness saying that when he performed in Star Wars he made more money he ever earned in his entire life. So I said okay," Freeman said to laughter.

The movie also stars actors Christian Bale, Katie Holmes, Gary Oldman, Michael Caine, and Ken Watanabe. The film will be released at theatres everywhere on June 15th.

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