“The Flash” Clip Finds Michael Keaton’s Batman Joining the Fight
In a brand new clip from director Andy Muschietti’s The Flash, two versions of Barry Allen (both played by Ezra Miller), together thanks to the future Barry speeding back through time to save his mom and coming into contact with his past self, find themselves in the Batcave. There, Past Barry (just go with it) rips the protective cover off a car, and sure enough, it’s the Batmobile. But not just any Batmobile; it’s the version made famous in Tim Burton’s 1989 Batman and 1992 Batman Returns. In the universe that Future Barry has sped back into, Michael Keaton’s Bruce Wayne is still Gotham’s protector.
And here is the moment Keaton’s Batman makes his entrance (while his Batwing is lowered on metal cables), saying, “I’ll help you get this Superman, then, you’re on your own.” Past Barry is so stunned to meet Batman that he faints. Future Barry smiles—finally, he’s found another superhero who can help him sort out the trouble he’s caused by meddling with the past.
Check out the clip here:
The clip comes just a day after the final trailer revealed another Batman that Barry will be relying on—the version played by Ben Affleck. When Barry meets with Affleck’s version of Bruce Wayne, he explains that he has the ability go go back in time, which means he can change the past; heck, he can even go back and not only save his own mom but Bruce’s parents, too. But Bruce Wayne is no fool; he reminds Barry of the fundamental rule of time travel; you can’t meddle with the past without changing the future.
The Flash will explore what happens when Barry does just that, heading back in time to try and save his mom and right the wrongs of the past. Barry won’t just come into contact with his past self and Keaton’s Batman, but he’ll also be forced to reckon with General Zod (Michael Shannon), killed by Superman in 2013’s Man of Steel in that universe, but alive and even more horrible in this one.
Barry’s biggest allies will be Keaton’s Batman and Sasha Calle’s Supergirl, and The Flash is easily one of the most eagerly anticipated films of the year. You’ll be able to see it soon—it speeds into theaters on June 16.
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Featured image: Michael Keaton returns as Batman in “The Flash.” Courtesy Warner Bros. Pictures.