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‘Batman’ Flies Again: Michael Keaton will repeat his title role in “Batman” when the sequel of the hit 1989 film goes before cameras this August, Warner Bros. said over the weekend. The studio also announced that Tim Burton will repeat as director and Danny DeVito will play opposite Keaton as the villainous Penguin. There is no official name for the sequel yet, a Warner spokesman said, “but it definitely won’t be ‘Batman 2.’ ” The first “Batman” sold more than $400 million in tickets worldwide, as well as 13 million videocassettes in the U.S., making it the top-grossing film of 1989 and the fifth biggest U.S. grossing picture ever. The sequel is scheduled to be released in 1992.


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