2:26pm PT by Elizabeth Gulino
Michael Keaton's 'Batman Returns' Suit Brings $41,000 at Auction
Part of the iconic 6-foot tall Batsuit worn by Michael Keaton in Tim Burton’s Batman Returns has found a new home.
Pieces of the costume worn in the 1992 film sold at auction Thursday night for $41,250.
According to the Nate D. Sanders Auction website, the costume is displayed on a mannequin with the chiseled likeness of Keaton. It stands at approximately 6-foot-5 and is displayed on a 2-inch gray and white mounted base with Batman Returns titled on the front center.
Original parts of the Batsuit that were featured in the film include the cowl, cape and body. The gloves, belt, shoes and yellow Batman emblem are replicas that were fashioned to complete the display.
The box-office hit raked in $266.8 million and was nominated for two Academy Awards: best visual effects and best makeup. Batman Returns was also the last time Keaton portrayed the superhero, afterward hanging up his cape and turning over the role to actors such as Val Kilmer, George Clooney, Christian Bale and Ben Affleck.