It's been quite a break between innings for Keaton and Burton - the last time they worked together way back in 1992 on Batman. Whether or not that will ever happen remains to be seen but for now it looks like the pair will re-unite for Burton's live action remake of Dumbo.
Michael Keaton is reportedly in talks to join the cast of Disney's live-action film "Dumbo" as a villain.
The role that Keaton is said to be taking will involve him buying the circus which owns Dumbo from Danny DeVito's character. And it's not like Disney will stop making these films anytime soon given the huge success of Maleficent, Cinderella, The Jungle Book, and most recently Beauty and the Beast.
Tim Burton will be working from a script by Transformers sequels writer Ehren Kruger with TRON Legacy producer Justin Springer on board.
"Dumbo" is one of the classic Disney films which tells the story of a ostracised baby circus elephant who strives to prove his worth after he is mocked for having big ears.
However, with a boost from such reliable Burton collaborators, there's a chance the director will be able to capture the sense of magic his older films have seen him more than capable of. Other actors who may enlist for the production include Colin Farrell and Eva Green.