While the MCU Phase 4 films are all adding a bunch of characters into the mix, DC is countering that with The Flash. This movie will be DC’s answer to Marvel’s multiverse exploration in Doctor Strange 2. We are getting a Flashpoint story, but it will involve a Multiverse twist. There’s a lot that rides on The Flash because it can tie the knot between all different Universes. It can separate the Snyder-Verse from the theatrical DCEU. And it can bring back actors and characters from several DC Universes. Since Michael Keaton is coming back as Batman, people have suddenly started talking about Michelle Pfeiffer and her Catwoman as well.
Recently, she was asked by Screen Rant about returning as Selina Kyle / Catwoman. Apparently, her reply was quite positive as she said, “I would if anyone asked me but no one’s asked me yet.” Well, she clearly survived towards the end of Batman Returns. The cat has still got one long life left. So, make it happen DC. Warner Bros. is retconning the two Joel Schumacher Batman movies out of Tim Burton’s continuity by bringing Michael Keaton back. So we’d love it if they also brought Michelle Pfeiffer back as Selina Kyle. It will surely be a nice on-screen reunion don’t you think?
Pfeiffer has had two appearances in the MCU as Janet Van Dyne, and people have loved those. She is set to return in Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania, which will begin production later this year. As for The Flash, it is confirmed to commence filming in April. So, it can happen as far as Pfeiffer’s schedule is concerned. Director Andy Muschietti and writer Christina Hodson are currently working on a few rewrites as Cyborg needs to be pulled out of the film. Now we don’t know what other multiverse surprises does The Flash has in store for us. But we’d surely love to witness another Catwoman appearance from Michelle Pfeiffer. If it doesn’t happen in The Flash, then we believe that DC could still make it happen somewhere down the line.
Michael Keaton is set to have more DC appearances after The Flash. People are really hoping for him to be a part of the Batman Beyond movie, which could be set on his Earth-89. So, that’s where Pfeiffer could return as well. But until that happens, let’s just focus on The Flash, which is set to arrive on November 4, 2022. It will star Ezra Miller as Barry Allen / The Flash, Michael Keaton as Bruce Wayne / Batman from Earth-89, Ben Affleck as DCEU’s Bruce Wayne / Batman, and Billy Crudup as Henry Allen.