Michael Keaton recently explained why he returned as Batman for Ezra Miller’s The Flash film.
In a little over three months, we will be getting a new Batman in Robert Pattinson, but a few months later, we will be seeing the return of Michael Keaton’s Dark Knight as well. The Flash sizzle reel we got at DC FanDome briefly showed Keaton’s Batman all suited up.
The Flash won’t be the last stop for Michael Keaton’s Batman either, since it was confirmed on Wednesday that the 70-year old actor will also appear in Batgirl. In an interview with Variety, Keaton opened up about why he is returning to play Batman nearly 30 years later:
“‘What would that be like?’ or ‘What if I had to do that again.’ Just because I was curious didn’t mean I wanted to do it. So, it took a long time, frankly… I’m not just gonna say I’ll do it. It has to be good and there has to be a reason.”
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 League 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 will hit theaters on November 4, 2022. Stay tuned for all the latest news surrounding the future of Michael Keaton’s Batman, and be sure to subscribe to Heroic Hollywood’s YouTube channel for more original video content.