A mysterious figure in a black cloak has been spotted on the set of The flash, featuring the enigmatic man spotted around Tim Burton’s recreated Wayne Manor Batman. So, is it a replacement for Bruce Wayne? Did Batman relegate his costume to just a black robe in this alternate timeline? Could it be Vandal Savage, as some have theorized? Or maybe The Penguin? Or is it just a sporty trench coat member of the crew? Time will tell…
Directed by Andy Muschietti, The flash will reportedly introduce audiences to the DC multiverse, inspired by the comic book arc The Flashpoint Paradox, in which the Fastest Man Alive travels back in time in an attempt to save his mother, who was murdered during Barry Allen’s childhood. As is so often the case with these time travel setbacks, Barry’s interference finds him emerging in a much bleaker alternate universe where the Amazons and Atlanteans are engaged in all-out war that has devastated the planet.
While the source material finds Bruce Wayne dead, murdered by the same criminal who killed his parents and led Thomas Wayne to take on Batman’s cloak and employ his own more violent tactics, it appears that The flash instead, Barry finds himself traveling to director Tim Burton’s version Batman universe. Michael Keaton debuted as Burton’s Dark Knight in 1989 and is already about to reprise the role for The flash and, along with the return of the productions to the same Wayne Manor, reports have also stated that the same gothic version of Gotham City will also be recreated for Keaton’s comeback.
Earlier this year, Michael Keaton cast some doubts about his return The flash say, “I just need a minute to think about it because I’m so happy and blessed, I’ve got so much going on now. I really love work now. I don’t know why, but I am, and so yes, I mean, you know, to tell you the truth, somewhere on my iPad is an iteration of the whole Flash thing that I haven’t had time for yet … I called them and said, I have to be honest with you. I can’t look at anything now. I’m so deep into this thing that I’m doing. ”
Ultimately, Keaton’s decision to readjust depended on the quality of the script and planning; ‘I’m not cute or reserved. If I talk about it, I’ll just bullshit you. I do not really know. I have to look at the latest version. ‘ Obviously, this all worked out, with the script impressing the actor enough to make him wear the cape and hood again.
While the black coated figure remains just one of the many mysteries surrounding it The flash at this point, it will no doubt become the subject of much speculation as fans await the exciting return of Keaton’s Caped Crusader. Featuring Ezra Miller, Ben Affleck, Sasha Calle and Kiersey Clemons, The flash is scheduled for release in the United States on November 4, 2022. This comes to us thanks to Twitter user @baines_stuart.
Subjects: Flashpoint, Flash, Batman