Michael Keaton is in talks to return as Batman in upcoming Flash film.

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Michael Keaton is in talks to return as Batman in upcoming Flash film.

Post by The Romulan Republic » 2020-06-25 05:12pm

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Michael Keaton is in talks to return to the DC universe as Batman.

According to The Wrap, the Oscar-nominated actor is in the early stages of conversations with DC over reprising the role he last played in 1992’s Batman Returns. The Birdman star would appear in The Flash, a solo outing for Ezra Miller’s character who was introduced in Batman v Superman before also starring in Justice League. It’s not yet clear how big or small the role would be.

The Flash is set to be directed by It film-maker Andy Muschietti after Dope’s Rick Famuyiwa left the project in 2016. The plot will allegedly ignore the two Joel Schumacher Batman films and continue on after Batman Returns. It’s based on 2011 comic Flashpoint which sees The Flash travel back in time to save his mother.

After Ben Affleck retired from playing the caped crusader, Robert Pattinson will officially take on the role in The Batman, a noirish take on the character from Cloverfield director Matt Reeves.

The news comes just weeks after Zack Snyder announced that he is working on a longer cut of Justice League to premiere on HBO Max while Henry Cavill may return as Superman in sequels to Aquaman and Shazam. The next dated DC film is Wonder Woman 1984 which is set to be released in October.

Keaton was last seen in Tim Burton’s Dumbo and his upcoming projects include 9/11 drama Worth and Aaron Sorkin’s The Trial of the Chicago 7. He is also rumoured to be returning as Spider-Man villain Vulture in Sony’s Morbius.

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Post by Lonestar » 2020-06-25 07:19pm

You Bastards Think you want Mike Keaton as Batman, but what you really want is him as a old Bruce Wayne in a Batman Beyond.
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Post by Batman » 2020-06-25 07:32pm

Either that or 'comes out of retirement' Me from DKR/DKSA. Keaton's simply too 'old' for a prime timeline Batman unless you want to go with the DCEU old disillusioned version.
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Post by The Romulan Republic » 2020-06-25 07:36pm

It'll probably be a fairly small role, since its a Flash film not a Batman film. But maybe if its well-received, they'll greenlight a Batman Beyond movie or something?
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Post by FaxModem1 » 2020-06-25 10:51pm

Personally, I'm just excited to see Ezra Miller as Flash. Especially since I want to see the other side of this conversation:

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Post by Lost Soal » 2020-06-26 04:54am

In Flashpoint, wasn't Batman Thomas Wayne, and Bruce was the one killed?
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Post by Vendetta » 2020-06-26 05:44am

Lost Soal wrote:
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In Flashpoint, wasn't Batman Thomas Wayne, and Bruce was the one killed?
Yes. Thomas Wayne was Batman, Martha Wayne was Joker.

That was one of the effects of Flash changing the timeline (others being western europe being a smoking ruin after a war between Atlantis and Themyscira, and Superman being a lab rat whilst Cyborg is the world's premier hero)

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Post by LadyTevar » 2020-06-26 02:52pm

Lonestar wrote:
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You Bastards Think you want Mike Keaton as Batman, but what you really want is him as a old Bruce Wayne in a Batman Beyond.
I won't lie, I like that idea.
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Post by Solauren » 2020-06-26 03:21pm

Why can't we want BOTH?
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Post by RogueIce » 2020-06-27 08:19am

I'm just sad that Affleck hung up the cowl after Justice League (and a couple cameos, I think). Whedon trying to Buffy-ize him aside, he was the best part of BvS and JL. I was really interested in seeing more Batffleck because I honestly think that was an interesting take on the character.

A shame, really.
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Post by Ralin » 2020-06-27 08:50am

RogueIce wrote:
2020-06-27 08:19am
I'm just sad that Affleck hung up the cowl after Justice League (and a couple cameos, I think). Whedon trying to Buffy-ize him aside, he was the best part of BvS and JL. I was really interested in seeing more Batffleck because I honestly think that was an interesting take on the character.

A shame, really.
I thought he was a good Bruce Wayne but not a good Batman.

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Post by The Romulan Republic » 2020-06-28 02:26am

Affleck's acting was fine. It was the scripts that were the problem.
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