Michael Keaton Could Return As Batman In Warner Bros’ The Flash

It looks as though a certain Caped Crusader’s acting career could come full circle. From becoming a birdman, and then a vulture, Michael Keaton might actually return to don the cowl of Batman once more after nearly 30 years in the upcoming The Flash solo movie by Andy Muschietti.

The Hollywood Reporter claims that the veteran actor is in talks to reprise his role as the Dark Knight alongside Ezra Miller’s Barry Allen/The Flash.

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Apparently, the same source states that this project might not be the only one Keaton has signed up for, having reportedly penned deals for “several other DC-oriented film projects”, adopting a “mentor” role similar to that of Samuel L. Jackson’s Nick Fury in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

According to The Wrap, Keaton’s possible role in The Flash hints at a potential story spanning the multiverse, as the plot for that movie might be related to the 2011 comic book storyline Flashpoint. In this story, The Flash stumbles upon various alternate timelines, which alludes to several small scenes we’ve seen in Justice League in 2017 and even in Miller’s cameo appearance in The CW’s Crisis on Infinite Earths.

If this is true, and given how Matt Reeves’ The Batman is deemed separate from the DCEU, then the possibility of Keaton becoming Batman once more might certainly be an enticing prospect. Warner Bros., however, made no comment on Keaton’s potential involvement in The Flash.

As it turns out, Kevin Smith’s wishes to have Michael Keaton play Batman once again might actually come true, to some extent at least. Only time will tell.

The Flash is slated to open in theatres on 2 June 2022.