‘The Flash’: Ben Affleck & Michael Keaton Got Emotional Returning As Batman

The Batmen return!

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The Flash producer Barbara Muschietti revealed Ben Affleck and Michael Keaton were emotional coming back as their versions of Batman.

At DC FanDome over the weekend, we got the first footage from The Flash. In it, we got a quick tease of Michael Keaton’s return as Batman. Missing from the sneak peek was Ben Affleck, who will also make an appearance in the DC film.

During China’s DC FanDome event, The Flash producer Barbara Muschietti touched on how Ben Affleck and Michael Keaton reacted to donning the Batman suit once again for the film:

“It was amazing to see that both of them, both Ben Affleck and Michael Keaton, got quite emotional at coming back once they were with us and they got to put on the cowl and the cape. I think they both felt the small joy that comes with playing that character back and had fun with it, it was a great experience.”

Directed by Andy Muschietti from a script written by Birds of Prey scribe Christina Hodson, The Flash will be inspired by the Flashpoint comic storyline, which followed The Flash as he navigated an altered DC Universe. Written by Geoff Johns and penciled by Andy Kuber, Flashpoint radically altered the status of the DC Comics universe and led to the launch of the New 52 titles. It is currently unknown how much inspiration the upcoming Ezra Miller film will take from the comic.

The upcoming solo film will star Ezra Miller reprising their role as Barry Allen from Justice Leauge joined alongside Kiersey Clemons as Iris West, Maribel Verdú as Nora Allen, Ron Livingston replacing Billy Crudup as Henry Allen, Sasha Calle debuting as Supergirl, and the return of Michael Keaton and Ben Affleck as their versions of Batman.

The Flash is set to hit theaters on November 4, 2022. Stay tuned for all the latest news on all of DC’s upcoming projects. You can also subscribe to Heroic Hollywood’s YouTube channel for more video content in the future!

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Ryden Scarnato

Ryden Scarnato

Ryden's affection for all things DC, Marvel, and Star Wars has led him to entertainment journalism at Heroic Hollywood as a News Editor.