After nearly 30 years, it looks like actor Michael Keaton is ready to wear the cape and cowl once again!
According to The Wrap, Keaton is in talks to reprise his role as the Dark Knight for Ezra Miller’s Flashpoint movie. It’s still unclear what version Keaton will play, whether he’ll return as Bruce Wayne from the Batman and Batman Returns films or will play a Thomas Wayne version of the character. However, ComicBook.com claims he is going to be a version of Batman.
Not only that, but The Hollywood Reporter’s Borys Kit also says Keaton may sign on for multiple DC movies, acting as a mentor figure to other heroes, comparing it to Samuel Jackson’s role as Nick Fury. It seems like the Flashpoint movie could be the first one of these movies, and THR is even claiming that the Batgirl film could feature Keaton as well.
The Flashpoint film will star Ezra Miller as the Scarlet Speedster, picking up on his ties with the DCEU beginning from Batman v Superman up until Justice League. The movie is also said to tie the DC cinematic multiverse together, allowing different versions of the same characters to come together, which could explain Keaton’s return as Batman.
Keaton first played Batman in Tim Burton’s 1989 film of the same name, last donning the cowl in 1992’s Batman Returns.
The Flash is currently set for release on June 2, 2022.