The Flash is attempting to alter the DCEU's status quo by exploring the Multiverse and reintroducing Michael Keaton's Batman. Back in 1989, the actor played Bruce Wayne in Tim Burton's Batman, which was later revived in a 1992 sequel named Batman Returns.
The Flash is set to reveal more details about the character's future in a comic book series calledBatman '89, according to the film's teaser, which also revealed that other aspects of the character, such as the Batcave and the Batmobile, will also return, giving fans a complete experience similar to Burton's Batman films.
Keaton has released an interesting information about his Batman comeback in a new interview.
Michael Keaton Discusses Batman's Return in The Flash
Michael Keaton talked about his potential role as Batman in Ezra Miller's The Flash film in 2023.
The actor admitted that it was somewhat confusing to return to Gotham's Caped Crusader with several actors.
Keaton stated that his Bruce Wayne hasn't changed much since his last appearance in 1992's Batman Returns. Keaton simply replied, "Not mine."
Keaton said to Variety that "there has to be a reason" for him to reprise his role as Batman in the upcoming The Flashmovie. Keaton replied by saying that "it seemed like fun."
I thought it was a great experience. I was curious about what life would be like after this many years. Not so much me doing it obviously, some of that, but just curious about it, strangely and socially. This whole thing is huge. They have their own world.So, I like to look at it as an outsider, thinking, "Oh my God!"
The Batman and Batman Returnsactorcontinued by crediting Richard Donner and Christopher Reeves for guiding the superhero world with 1978's Superman, but he asserted that Tim Burton is the one who "changed everything."
Keaton felt that the Flash's writers created a "really excellent" script, making him interested "to see if [he]can pull it off."
"The writing was really good!" So I thought, why not? It's nice to drop in and Im curious to see if I can pull it off.
Michael Keaton's Exciting Comments Tease a Powerful Performance
Michael Keaton's latest assurance that his Bruce Wayne did not change after his last on-screen appearance is appropriate, given the positive response from fans to his portrayal of Gotham's protector.
Keaton portrayed Bruce Wayne in two Batman films, while also making the iconic Dark Knight voice a household name. Over the years, other actors have attempted to emulate the same tone.
Many would agree that Keaton's Batman voice is a definitive interpretation, and seeing the character return on the big screen is a welcome present for established fans of the character.
A previous speculation has already shown that the test audience for The Flash are excellent, and there's a good possibility that Keaton's Batman is one of the reasons for such positive feedback.
Keaton's promise of having fun returning to his iconic role as Batman might add to his on-screen presence, thereby cementing another solid performance in the film.
The Flash is expected to premiere in theaters on June 23, 2023.