The DC movie universe is a weird place right now, having continued on with solo Justice League spin-offs like Wonder Woman 1984 and Aquaman while also experimenting with standalone movies like Joker as well as movies that are somewhere in between like Shazam! and Birds of Prey. Then there is Zack Snyder’s upcoming director’s cut of Justice League which may or may not reinvigorate interest in bringing these flagship heroes back together again. In the midst of all this, Ezra Miller has remained attach to star in a solo movie for The Flash for years now but it has been unclear if it would ever see the light of day. Last year Andy Muschietti (It) became attached to direct the movie and now this week we are hearing that it is still happening and it may bring back a fan favourite version of Batman as well. Hit the jump for more info.
According to The Wrap, Michael Keaton is in talks to reprise his role as Bruce Wayne / Batman in The Flash, his first time donning the cape and cowl since 1992’s Batman Returns. It is unclear how big the role would be and talks are still said to be at a very early stage. The movie will supposedly introduce the idea of a DC multiverse on the big screen, which seems to indicate they are still moving forward with plans to incorporate the Flashpoint storyline.
This is something DC recently played with in the TV world by having Brandon Routh return to play Superman on Legends of Tomorrow and it could certainly help them bring together all of their different movies into one continuity. It is also a clever way of keeping Robert Pattinson’s upcoming The Batman separate without having to completely recast Batman yet again. Interestingly, THR is reporting that Michael Keaton’s deal will cover several other several other DC movies and that he may have a mentor role akin to Nick Fury in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Would you be excited to see Michael Keaton play Batman on screen again?