Michael Keaton recently shared his reaction to the cancellation of Batgirl, which would have seen him return to the role of Batman for the first time since 1992’s Batman Returns.
Despite principal photography having wrapped and an early cut of the film being prepared, Batgirl was cancelled by Warner Bros. Discovery for a tax write-down. The DC film now will not be released either theatrically or on streaming.
Brendan Fraser, who played the villain Firefly in the movie, recently shared his reaction to the cancellation and now Michael Keaton has offered a response to the decision to cancel Batgirl‘s release.
Michael Keaton’s Batman Returns?
Speaking to press after his Emmy win for his role in Dopesick, Michael Keaton was asked about the cancellation of Batgirl and when he might next appear as Batman.
Keaton appeared to choose his words carefully, avoiding saying too much about Warner Bros. Discovery’s decision to cancel the film’s release. With the future of several DC movies now facing uncertainty, the Batgirl actor also seemed unsure about when he would next be seen as Batman.
Asked for his thoughts on the cancellation of Batgirl, Michael Keaton responded “I think it was a business decision. I’m going to assume it was a good one, I really don’t know, I don’t follow that that much.”
When he was then asked when audiences would next see him as Batman, Keaton joked “Oh, a little later tonight, probably, if you’re lucky enough.” He then added “No, kidding! I don’t know. I don’t know, we’ll see. It was great, it was fun. I really have no idea.”
Michael Keaton is set to appear in The Flash and it looks likely this will mark his next appearance as Batman, as long as the film’s release remains unhampered by star Ezra Miller’s recent spate of controversies.
Here is the synopsis for DC’s next film, Black Adam:
“Nearly 5,000 years after he was bestowed with the almighty powers of the ancient gods—and imprisoned just as quickly—Black Adam (Johnson) is freed from his earthly tomb, ready to unleash his unique form of justice on the modern world.”
Directed by Jaume Collet-Serra from a script written by Adam Sztykiel and Rory Haines & Sohrab Noshirvani, the DCEU film stars Dwayne Johnson, Aldis Hodge, Noah Centineo, Sarah Shahi, Marwan Kenzari, Quintessa Swindell, Bodhi Sabongui, and Pierce Brosnan.
Black Adam opens in theaters on October 21, 2022. Be sure to continue following Heroic Hollywood for all the latest news regarding the future of DC, and subscribe to our YouTube channel for more original video content.