Michael Keaton up for the Joker?

Seems about as likely as the AFI Saluting Paris Hilton’s film career, but never the less, an interesting rumour has hit the always-open ISH.

According to Dark Horizons, original “Batman” (1989) star Michael Keaton might be set to trade suits. Yep, according to a scooper, he’s being eyed for the role of ‘The Joker’ in the forthcoming “Batman Begins” sequel.

Keaton, whose expressed his love for the recent “Batman Begins” (mainly because a prequel idea is something he suggested back when they asked him to do the third film – which he consequently turned down), would play the clown prince of crime to Christian Bale’s Batman.

The upcoming sequel – still untitled, so stop sending me the ‘it’s going to be called ‘Batman goes Hawaiian’” emails – will also re-introduce to the series, Harvey Dent, rumoured to be played by “Scream” star Liev Schreiber.

Keep your eyes glued to the screen – Not that close! – for further updates.