Michael Keaton has revealed why he determined to return to the function of Batman for the DC Prolonged universe.
In mid-2020 it was revealed that Michael Keaton was in talks to reprise his function as Batman for The Flash. Final 12 months it was formally confirmed after some issues over Covid-19. Since then, it appeared as if Keaton could be the DC Prolonged Universe’s Batman going ahead. Ben Affleck was set to retire from the function whereas Robert Pattinson did his personal movie universe with Matt Reeves. Latest developments, nevertheless, have introduced Keaton’s function into query.
Late final month it was revealed that Ben Affleck could be reprising his function as Batman for Aquaman and the Misplaced Kingdom. Some have even speculated that he was introduced on for reshoots to switch Michael Keaton because of a launch date shakeup with the DC Universe movies. As well as, the Batgirl movie, set to co-star Michael Keaton was shelved for unknown causes. Keaton, nevertheless, isn’t revealing what is going on along with his function however has revealed why he got here again to it.
In a current interview with Selection, Michael Keaton opened up on why he determined to return to the function of Batman for the DC Prolonged Universe, considering it might be enjoyable and wished to see how individuals would react:
“It appeared like enjoyable. I used to be curious what it might be like after this a few years. Not a lot me doing it — clearly, a few of that — however I used to be simply inquisitive about it, weirdly, socially. This complete factor is gigantic. They’ve their solely personal world. So, I like to take a look at it as an outsider, considering ‘Holy moly!’”
Directed by Andy Muschietti from a script written by Birds of Prey scribe Christina Hodson, The Flash is impressed by the Flashpoint comedian e book storyline, which adopted Barry Allen as he navigated an altered DC Universe. Written by Geoff Johns and penciled by Andy Kuber, Flashpoint radically altered the standing of the DC Comics universe and led to the launch of the New 52 titles.
Along with Ezra Miller, The Flash additionally options Michael Keaton and Ben Affleck as two separate variations of Batman, Ron Livingston as Henry Allen, Maribel Verdú as Nora Allen, Kiersey Clemons as Iris West, Michael Shannon as Common Zod, Antje Traue as Faora-Ul and Sasha Calle as Supergirl. Saoirse-Monica Jackson, Rudy Mancuso, and Luke Brandon Subject are additionally on board in undisclosed roles.
The Flash is presently because of open on June 23, 2023. Keep tuned for all the newest information concerning the way forward for Michael Keaton within the DCEU, and subscribe to our YouTube channel for extra content material!