The hits just keep on coming! DC Fandome right around the corner, Zack Snyder’s Justice League scheduled to release next year plus the rumors of another Batman game by WB Montreal, Rocksteady in production of a Suicide Squad game, and now this… Michael Keaton is in talks to return as Batman in the upcoming Flash movie, Flashpoint. It’s a good time to be a DC fan!
After much talk about when Ezra Miller will reappear as The Flash again, after his highly regarded performance in 2017’s Justice League, we have been left wanting more of Miller’s Flash. Luckily, the next outing of the Scarlet Speedster will come in an adaptation of the acclaimed comic book Flashpoint.
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A key storyline in the titular comic is the switch made as Thomas Wayne survived his attack that fateful night in Crime Alley and instead his son Bruce Wayne was the one who was murdered, causing Thomas to become his world’s Batman. A far more brutal and aggressive Batman than what we are use too. Since the appearance of Jeffery Dean Morgan as Thomas Wayne in 2016’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, it gave fans the brilliant idea “What if Morgan played Flashpoint Batman?” and considering his style of acting from the series Supernatural and The Walking Dead, not to mention his role as the Comedian in Watchmen. He has become out top pick to play Thomas Wayne as Flashpoint Batman.
However, TheWrap states that Michael Keaton is set to star as BRUCE Wayne in Ezra Miller’s Flashpoint adaptation. Although fans have been clamoring for Keaton to return as Bruce Wayne in a live action Batman Beyond film, we can’t help but love this idea just as much. Keaton hasn’t played the Dark Knight since 1992 in Tim Burton’s Batman Returns. But it seems like this time, Batman will really be making his return. Keaton has still kept himself relevant in the superhero world with his role as The Vulture in Spider-Man: Homecoming and is set to reprise his role in Morbius.
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The Flash is set to release June 2, 2022 with It director Andres Muchietti is set to take the reins of the film.
What do you think of Keaton as Flashpoint Batman? Is DC even ready for a Flashpoint film? Would you rather see Jeffery Dean Morgan as Thomas Wayne?