Keaton, the iconic DC hero in 1989 Batman will make a return to the role for The Flash solo movie.This will be an adaptation of the Flashpoint storyline. Now, there’s confirmation that this won’t just be a return as Bruce.Kaeton’s confirmed to be putting on the suit.
When the news first broke, there were discussions regarding the capacity of Keaton’s appearance. It seemed possible that he might appear as Bruce Wayne and not Batman. But now a new report has states that “Keaton would appear in costume.” It’s worth noting that the actor is currently in talks for a return. We could see him in multiple DC movies, but has not closed a deal as of yet. The details, it seems, are still in the ironing process on the business side.
In the DCEU, the part was played, albeit briefly, by Jeffrey Dean Morgan . There were few discussions about Morgan reprising the role to play a version of Batman for The Flash solo movie. The Flashpoint storyline shows Thomas taking the mantle as the Caped Crusader after Bruce’s death. Not the other way around.Another crucial update states that Thomas Wayne is not in the current script.
Christina Hodson (Bumblebee, Birds of Prey) penned the most recent version of the screenplay. The movie has been in what some might call development hell for a long time and has had various filmmakers come and go over the years. Most recently, Warner Bros. lined up IT director Andy Muschietti to take the helm after Game Night duo John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein departed the project. Ezra Miller is still on board to reprise his role as Barry Allen, who we last saw in Justice League. This, despite the controversial video that surfaced in April that appeared to show the actor choking someone.
The og’s back!
Michael Keaton played the character in both Batman and Batman Returns previously. Should the deal close, Keaton’s role in the DC universe moving forward has been linking to that of Nick Fury in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, with him popping up in multiple movies. The Flash, meanwhile, is currently set to hit theatres on June 3, 2022.