The Flash is set to see the return of Michael Keaton as Batman after over 30 years. A brand new clip from the film reveals the fate of Gotham City following the events of Batman Returns.
How The Flash would handle Michael Keaton’s Batman has been of heavily speculation among fans. Unlike the Flashpoint comics where Thomas Wayne held the mantle of a gruff Batman after Bruce Wayne as killed in Crime Alley, the film seems to show a retired Bruce Wayne similar to Batman Beyond. A new clip from the film reveals that Keaton’s Batman is so gruff because he did such a good job in his early years that Gotham City no longer has crime for him to fight! The full clip can be seen below:
The clip also gives fans their first look at the heavily talked about bearded Michael Keaton. While early reviews for The Flash have mentioned it being distracting, seeing it in the flesh truly does make Keaton look more like Shaggy Man than Batman!
The Flash’s DC Universe future
Warner Bros. Discovery already has a script for a potential sequel to The Flash, written by David Leslie Johnson-McGoldrick, the man behind the two Aquaman movies starring Jason Momoa. However, James Gunn and Peter Safran did not discuss the Flash sequel during their DC Universe presentation.
Directed by Andy Muschietti from a script written by Birds of Prey scribe Christina Hodson, The Flash is inspired by the Flashpoint comic book storyline, which followed Barry Allen as he navigated an altered DC Universe. Written by Geoff Johns and penciled by Andy Kuber, Flashpoint radically altered the status of the DC Comics universe and led to the launch of the New 52 titles.
In addition to Ezra Miller, The Flash also features Michael Keaton and Ben Affleck as two separate versions of Batman, Ron Livingston as Henry Allen, Maribel Verdú as Nora Allen, Kiersey Clemons as Iris West, Michael Shannon as General Zod, Antje Traue as Faora-Ul and Sasha Calle as Supergirl. Saoirse-Monica Jackson, Rudy Mancuso and Luke Brandon Field are also on board in undisclosed roles.
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