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It’s been almost three a long time since Michael Keaton final performed Batman, having beforehand donned the cape and cowl for 1989’s Batman and 1992’s Batman Returns. The Batman movie franchise has come a good distance since then, however we’ll quickly be reuniting with the incarnation of Gotham Metropolis’s Caped Crusader that established that cinematic foothold, because it was introduced again in June that Keaton will star in The Flash.
With The Flash film nonetheless two years away (assuming there aren’t any extra delays), particulars are being saved near the proverbial chest about how Michael Keaton’s Batman suits into the Scarlet Speedster’s first solo film. Nevertheless, these of you jazzed about Keaton’s return to the DC fold can now show that proudly in shirt kind, as there’s an official shirt on sale at Design By People that includes Keaton’s Batman and Ezra Miller’s Flash collectively, as seen beneath.
This idea artwork debuted throughout the primary DC FanDome conference, a.okay.a. “Corridor of Heroes,” final month, giving us not solely our first style of the DC Prolonged Universe’s Barry Allen and Michael Keaton’s Bruce Wayne teaming up in opposition to mysterious foes, but additionally of Barry’s new swimsuit, which is way sleeker than the one he wore in Suicide Squad and Justice League. Whereas Keaton’s Batman is essentially shrouded, he appears to be like to be carrying the identical Batsuit from Batman Returns, though I wouldn’t be stunned if the design finally ends up trying totally different inside the remaining model of The Flash.
It’s additionally price mentioning that Michael Keaton’s Batman received’t be the one model of the Darkish Knight to look in The Flash. Ben Affleck will even return because the DCEU’s Batman, with director Andy Muschietti describing him as “a really substantial a part of the emotional affect of the film,” notably as a result of they each “misplaced their moms to homicide, and that’s one of many emotional vessels of the film.”
So how are we getting two variations of Batman in The Flash, if no more? Effectively, the film is adapting the Flashpoint storyline, which noticed Barry Allen drastically altering the primary DC Comics timeline when he traveled again in time to avoid wasting his mom from being killed. That stated, The Flash’s tackle Flashpoint can be fairly totally different than what went down within the comics, and going off the knowledge obtainable thus far, the film appears to be like like will probably be taking part in round extra with the multiverse angle.
As such, reasonably than Ezra Miller’s Barry Allen altering the DCEU timeline, leading to Ben Affleck’s Batman being changed by Michael Keaton’s Batman (although I’m not prepared to rule that out completely simply but), it looks as if Barry will as a substitute journey to the fact the place Keaton’s Batman lives, a.okay.a. Earth-89, an official classification due to the Arrowverse’s “Disaster on Infinite Earths” crossover. Past that although, we’re in the dead of night on how Keaton’s Bruce Wayne will assist the Quickest Man Alive.
Nonetheless, with different heroes from elsewhere within the DC multiverse anticipated to indicate up alongside these Batmen, it’s trying like The Flash can be fairly the cinematic occasion. Moreover, this might not be Michael Keaton’s swan track as Batman, because it was reported that he might find yourself serving in a “mentor capability” in different initiatives, comparable to Batgirl. Nevertheless, that tidbit of stories got here out earlier than Ben Affleck’s Batman return was introduced, so if plans are made to characteristic extra of Batfleck within the DCEU, it’s unclear if that may intrude with what was being hashed out for Keaton.
The Flash races into theaters on June 3, 2022, so preserve checking again with CinemaBlend for updates on its progress. Don’t neglect to look by way of our DC films information to be taught what else this nook of the superhero film market has arising, together with The Batman, which stars Robert Pattinson within the eponymous position and can happen in its personal universe.