Michael Keaton is back as Batman for DC in The Flash, and the Batmobile is with him. See the pics here.
Leaks are always possible on a movie set, and it has happened with the Flash standalone installment that will see Ezra Miller get his chance to shine outside of his team of superheroes. Lost Boy Studios tweeted out set images of the Batmobile from Michael Keaton’s time as the Dark Knight.
The images, unfortunately, don’t have Michael Keaton as an older Bruce Wayne. Instead, we get two shots of the iconic vehicle and the Batcave. Fans of the actor’s iconic run as the character should get a good nostalgic feeling out of the three pictures.
The movie will be based somewhat on the Flashpoint narrative from DC comics, which is all about multiverses. In the comic book series, Barry Allen ran back in time to prevent his mother’s death. Preventing her murder then predictably affects the timeline and splits it into all kinds of chaos. That will open the door for an explanation on how a modern-day Flash is meeting Michael Keaton as Batman. It is unknown what alterations will be made from the source material.
Michael Keaton taking the wheel of the 1989 Batmobile is not the only crazy thing for the movie. He will get to meet his counterpart with Ben Affleck and a new Supergirl, Sasha Calle (The Young and the Restless).
Ezra Miller, Michael Keaton, Ben Affleck, and Sasha Calle will all be joined by actors from non-comic book movie backgrounds. Co-starring with them will be Ron Livingston (The Conjuring), Kiersey Clemons (Lady and the Tramp), Saoirse-Monica Jackson (Derry Girls), Maribel Verdú (Pan’s Labyrinth), and Rudy Mancuso (Rim of the World).
The standalone superhero flick has more to offer outside of stars like Michael Keaton. Its director is an interesting choice with It and Mama director Andy Muschietti. Having a horror filmmaker helm a blockbuster DC movie is not the first time this has happened as Lights Out director David F. Sandberg directed Shazam! and James Wan from Saw and The Conjuring did Aquaman to get box office success.
Christina Hodson will pen the script for the universe crossover event with Ben Affleck and Michael Keaton as the duel Caped Crusaders. The screenplay writer has plenty of experience with comic book adaptions, especially for DC characters. She wrote Birds of Prey and is set to write Batgirl. Outside of working with superheroes and villains, she wrote the Transformers spinoff, Bumblebee.
From an Oscar nomination in 2015 for Birdman to playing in classic movies like Beetlejuice, Michael Keaton’s career continues to be relevant with hits. He has starred in a range of roles, like in Tim Burton’s Batman movies in 1989 and 1992’s Batman Returns and award-winning films like Spotlight. He will return again to the world of superheroes with Sony Pictures’ Morbius. Currently, the 69-year-old actor will appear in Martin Campbell’s (Casino Royale) action movie The Protege on August 20.
It depends on any delays that can occur, as it is possible with COVID-19 being active, but you should be able to see Michael Keaton return as Batman in The Flash in theaters on November 4, 2022.