Michael Keaton Won’t Confirm Involvement in The Flash
A couple of months ago, Vanity Fair broke the news that Michael Keaton was set to reprise his role as Batman in Andy Muschietti’s The Flash. The world, predictably, went nuts at the notion of seeing Tim Burton’s Batman rise once more … except, hold the phone. When asked by Jimmy Kimmel if he would confirm his involvement in The Flash, Keaton basically responded with a, “We’ll see.” You can check out the interview below (the Batman talk begins around 4:20).
“I can’t confirm anything,” Keaton said. “We’re having discussions, as they say. We’re talking about it and we’ll see if it happens.”
So, apparently nothing is completely set in stone but negotiations are ongoing? Hopefully we’ll get some concrete info soon enough.
Keaton first took on the cowl in Tim Burton’s 1989 Batman, which proved a critical and commercial hit and helped pave the way for the comic book genre’s future box office domination. and his performance has largely been considered one of the best iterations of the character, despite initial hesitation from fans. He would return to the role in 1992’s Batman Returns with Burton directing, and after the financial success and continued positive reviews, the studio began development on a third installment, though quit after Burton was pushed out and replaced with Joel Schumacher, who would go on to direct Val Kilmer in Batman Forever and George Clooney in Batman & Robin.
Warner Bros. first revealed that their Flash film would be inspired by Geoff Johns and Andy Kubert’s Flashpoint comic as early as 2017, with the studio even going so far as to change the movie’s title to Flashpoint for a while before reverting it back to simply The Flash.
The Flash is scheduled to arrive in theaters on June 2, 2022.
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