It’s Official: Michael Keaton Will Return as Batman in Upcoming ‘The Flash’ Movie

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Every Batman fan has their favorite on-screen version of the character, so when Batman fans get together the question, “Who’s your favorite?” always comes up. Well, for those who answer Michael Keaton, you’re in luck. Keaton will officially be returning to the cape and cowl in the upcoming film The Flash.

Keaton originally appeared on-screen as the caped crusader in Tim Burton’s Batman films, the most recent of which came out nearly 30 years ago. The Flash will feature Keaton as one of multiple versions of the character, as the movie plays out a Flashpoint-esque story in which Barry Allen’s Flash runs so fast using the speed force that he actually teleports to different parallel realities. As of now the only other confirmed Batman in the film is Ben Affleck, who most recently played the character in Justice League.

Director Andy Muschietti has stated that he plans for Keaton to play a substantial role in the film, and with production starting this week, we are one step closer to seeing what exactly that might mean. For now, we will have to make do with the knowledge that Keaton will be reprising the role. Be sure to keep an eye out here for more updates about The Flash as production starts rolling, and check out the film’s new title card below.

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