Michael Keaton is in talks to reprise his part as Batman in Warner Bros.’ forthcoming Flash movie, according to a report from The Hollywood Reporter.
Keaton starred as Bruce Wayne and the Darkish Knight in Tim Burton’s two Batman films: 1989’s Batman and the 1992 sequel, Batman Returns. Actors Val Kilmer and George Clooney took in excess of for Keaton, a controversial casting preference for the Caped Crusader at the time, for subsequent Batman movies. Keaton later on went on to perform Birdman in Alejandro González Iñárritu’s film of the very same identify, and the Vulture in Spider-Male: Homecoming.
Warner Bros.’ stand-by yourself Flash movie is predicted to star Ezra Miller as the Scarlet Speedster, and will be reportedly centered on the superhero’s Flashpoint story arc.
Flashpoint is a identify that’s notorious amongst DC Comics supporters: The alternate timeline story arc established the phase for the company’s 2011 reboot, acknowledged as the New 52. But story-sensible, it has some appealing implications for which Batman Keaton may possibly be participating in. The Flashpoint miniseries mostly took area in an alternate timeline of the DC Universe, a single that the Flash experienced accidentally made by making an attempt to journey back again in time and end the villainous Eobard Thawne from murdering his mom (this will sound familiar to supporters of the CW’s Flash Tv series).
In that alternate timeline, nearly each superhero in the DC Universe was quite diverse, which include Batman. In the Flashpoint timeline, the mugger in the alleyway killed youthful Bruce Wayne but still left his parents alive. In her grief, Martha Wayne endured a nervous breakdown and became the Flashpoint model of the Joker, while Thomas Wayne grew to become that timeline’s Batman. So it’s totally attainable that Keaton will be reprising his position as Batman, but as an older Thomas Wayne, somewhat than Bruce.
The Hollywood Reporter signifies that Keaton’s job in the Flash film might be similar to Samuel L. Jackson’s purpose as Nick Fury in the Marvel Cinematic Universe: an influential and crucial character that will cross paths with many heroes.
Warner Bros. has an additional Batman movie in the is effective with director Matt Reeves, who’s helming The Batman, starring Robert Pattinson.