Micheal Keaton Reveals a Sneak Peek of his Batman Return
Michael Keaton has gently reminded the world that Robert Pattinson isn’t the only Batman coming to theaters. While Pattinson is starring as Bruce Wayne in The Batman, one of the year’s most eagerly-awaited films, Keaton is reprising his version of Bruce Wayne for another DCEU film, The Flash. Keaton returns to the role after 30-years, having last donned the Batsuit in Tim Burton’s 1992 film Batman Returns. In director Andy Muschietti’s The Flash, Keaton reprises the role thanks to some multiverse-meddling by Barry Allen (Ezra Miller)’s supersonic superhero, who ends up crossing through the multiverse and enters a realm where Keaton’s Bruce Wayne is still plying his trade as Batman in Gotham.
Keaton took to Instagram to tease his return as the Caped Crusader, revealing his silhouette in the Batsuit:
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We saw just how huge a role Keaton’s Batman will have in The Flash teaser, which showed Barry Allen arriving at Wayne Manor and a glimpse of the iconic cowl Keaton wore in Tim Burton’s two Batman films smashed into pieces on the ground. There has already been a lot of speculation that Keaton’s Batman will be wearing a whole new Batsuit in The Flash, but we’ve seen nothing official from Warner Bros. yet, and doubt we will before The Flash actually premieres.
Keaton and Pattinson will be complementing each other in their dueling Batman roles. The Batman exists on a different timeline, with writer/director Matt Reeves rebooting the character not in an origin story, but during the second year of his brutal work as the Caped Crusader. For The Flash, we get an older Batman in Keaton, one who has been protecting Gotham for decades. The Batman arrives first, on March 4, while Keaton’s version arrives, at long last, when The Flash zooms into theaters on November 4.
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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)