Over the summer time, DC followers obtained a jolt of pleasure when it was introduced that Michael Keaton and Ben Affleck would each be returning to play totally different variations of Bruce Wayne/Batman in Andy Muschietti’s standalone Flash film starring Ezra Miller. Nonetheless, Keaton’s involvement will not be as assured as we beforehand thought.
“I can not verify something,” the actor stated throughout a digital look on Jimmy Kimmel Dwell! final evening. “We’re having discussions, as they are saying. We’re speaking about it, we’ll see if it occurs.” Keaton additionally joked that “all 127” Batmen will likely be showing within the movie as properly. When Kimmel requested him to call the perfect Caped Crusader of all of them, he answered: “Me!”
A couple of moments later, Kimmel requested if Keaton nonetheless has his Batman costume. “I’ll slip into it every now and then,” the actor joked. “If I am simply feeling insecure, I am simply slip into the go well with and it makes me really feel an entire lot higher. I am going to stroll across the neighborhood slightly bit. When issues round right here get slightly bit nervous-making, I simply put the go well with on and boy, do issues straighten the f*** up.”
Bringing again totally different Batmen is sensible within the context of a Flash story, particularly one influenced by the long-lasting “Flashpoint” comedian ebook storyline by Geoff Johns and Andy Kubert. In it, Barry Allen goes again in time to stop the loss of life of his mom, however finally ends up messing with the movement of actuality. Christina Hodson (Birds of Prey) has been tapped to pen the screenplay and promised at DC FanDome that a “cinematic multiverse is gonna be born out of this film.”
“By opening that door that ‘Flashpoint’ did within the comics, all of those tales and characters can begin to collide,” added Miller, who already met the Grant Gustin model of Barry Allen in The CW’s Disaster on Infinite Earths crossover TV occasion.
The Flash is scheduled to run into theaters in all places Nov. 4, 2022.
Keaton additionally has a foot within the MCU, the place he’ll return as Spidey villain Adrien Toomes/Vulture in Morbius.