Michael Keaton will reportedly head to London this week to pre-film his return to the role of Batman The flashWhile Keaton’s involvement in the sequel is well documented, the actor cast some doubts about his return last month in an interview with Deadline. Keaton expressed concern about coronavirus protocols, making it sound like he still wasn’t 100% on board to come back for the movie.
“To be honest, you know what worries me more than anything about all these things? It’s COVID,” Michael Keaton said in the interview. “I’m more concerned. I keep an eye on the COVID situation in the UK more than anything else. That will determine everything, and that’s why I live out of town on 17 acres, and stay away from everyone, because “The COVID thing really worries me. So that’s my first thing about all the projects. I’m looking at it and going, is this thing literally going to kill me? And you know, if it doesn’t, then we’ll talk.”
Fortunately, Keaton’s talent agency, ICM Partners, has officially confirmed that Keaton will appear as Batman in The flashAccording to TheWrap, the actor will also be joining the rest of the cast this week, so Keaton will be back in the iconic Batsuit in a few days. Filming of the DCEU movie officially began Monday with director Andy Muschietti making the announcement on Instagram. He also unveiled a motion logo for it The flash
This marks Michael Keaton’s return to the role of Bruce Wayne after nearly three decades. He first played the role in Tim Burton’s Batman in 1989 and returned for the sequel Batman returns in 1992. He chose not to come back for another try as the Dark Knight in Batman forever when Joel Schumacher took over the reins of the franchise. Fans have been calling for a legacy sequel that will bring Keaton back into the role like a potential Batman over film, but only now the actor has been able to revisit the beloved superhero.
Andy Muschietti directs The flash using a screenplay by Christina Hodson. Ezra Miller stars as the titular speedster starring Keaton as Batman. Due to the multiverse aspect of the story, Ben Affleck will also play his alternate version of the Dark Knight. This is reportedly going to be Affleck’s final appearance as Batman, while Keaton is rumored to star in other DCEU films playing the part.
Sasha Calle has also been cast as Supergirl and Kiersey Clemons will reprise her Zack Snyder’s Justice League role as Iris West, the love interest of Barry Allen. Ron Livingston has also been cast as Henry Allen after original actor Billy Crudup left the project. Maribel Verdu plays the role of Nora Allen, Barry’s mother. Saoirse-Monica Jackson and Rudy Mancuso will appear in secret roles.
The flash is scheduled for release in theaters on November 4, 2022. News of Keaton’s confirmed involvement in the shoot this week comes to us from TheWrap.
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