Michael Keaton Says The Batsuit Still Fits 30 Years Later
You might have heard that Michael Keaton is reprising his role as Batman in director Andy Muschietti’s upcoming The Flash. Now, you might expect that Keaton would require a new Batsuit from the one he wore in Tim Burton’s iconic Batman (1989) and Batman Returns (1992), but you’d be wrong. During an interview on last night’s The Late Show With Stephen Colbert, Colbert asked Keaton if he had to still try on the old Batsuit, would it still fit? “I’ve already done it,” Keaton said, explaining that The Flash‘s costume department didn’t have to adjust the suit at all. The man still has the same dimensions as he did 30 years ago.
The little we know about The Flash is very exciting. Both Keaton and Ben Affleck will appear as Bruce Wayne, in alternate timelines, as Ezra Miller’s titular Flash meddles in the multiverse. The film is inspired by the “Flashpoint” comic-book storyline, which explores multiple universes in which different Batman’s are plying their trade in different Gothams. Muschietti directs from a script by Bumblebee and Birds of Prey scribe Christina Hodson and the story involves not only Keaton and Affleck but other superheroes like Supergirl (played by Sasha Calle) and, intriguingly, Aquaman’s father Tom Curry (Temuera Morrison).
Check out Keaton describing his Batsuit-svelte body with Colbert in the clip below. The Flash is due in theaters on November 4, 2022.
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Featured image: Featured image: Michael Keaton attends the premiere of Columbia Pictures’ “Spider-Man: Homecoming” at TCL Chinese Theatre on June 28, 2017 in Hollywood, California. Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)