Michael Keaton, who has played several memorable characters over the course of his career, could be returning to one particular role that could have Batman fans excited.
30 plus years after Michael Keaton put on the cape and cowl in 1989 for Tim Burton’s “Batman”, is in talks to return to the role of Bruce Wayne/Batman, appearing alongside Ezra Miller in Warner Brothers upcoming movie “The Flash”. There are no details as to how big or small the role in the movie would be, but currently Keaton is in the early stages of talks with Warner Brothers, meaning it’s far from guaranteed.
The Flash movie, according to The Wrap, sees Ezra Miller’s Barry Allen travel back in time to prevent the death of his mother. The result? Allen inadvertently creates another universe protected by Michael Keaton’s Batman, now 30 years older.
Michael Keaton first played Batman/Bruce Wayne in Tim Burton’s 1989 Batman, a critical and financial success. Keaton last suited up as Batman in 1992’s “Batman Returns,” but left the role during early development of a third movie after Burton was ousted as director and Joel Schumacher brought in to take over the directing duties.
Matt Reeves upcoming “The Batman” will not be affected and Robert Pattinson’s Bruce Wayne/Batman is still looked at as the future of the franchise.
The Flash is tentatively scheduled to hit theaters on June 3, 2022.
It should be noted that director Joel Schumacher whose movies include “St. Elmo’s Fire,” “The Lost Boys” and “Falling Down,” as well as “Batman Forever” and “Batman and Robin” passed away Monday morning after a year-long battle with cancer. Schumacher was 80 years old.