DCU has been going through a lot of changes for the past few months and these changes have led some of the leading faces to leave the franchise. And seems like it has now reached the Batman actor, Michael Keaton. The new co-CEOs James Gunn and Peter Safran had some promising updates about the new DCU, as the duo announced the first chapter of their new DCU, Gods and Monsters. However, rumors continued to exist, one of them being related to Keaton’s appearance in the upcoming DC film, The Flash.
Rumors have started regarding the studio altering the ending of the upcoming film, and scrapping the much-awaited comeback of The Batman star. The rumors led the Keaton fans to go on a rampage as they started threatening to boycott The Flash.
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Michael Keaton’s Batman Rumored to be Cut From The Flash
James Gunn has said that some of the existing characters would continue in the new DCU, but that might not be the case for every DC character. And this has led to the required changes in the upcoming films of DC Studios. So far, the studio has reportedly cut Henry Cavill and Gal Gadot’s cameo from The Flash.
And after the new co-CEO announced the new DCU slate, the entertainment scooper Grace Randolph revealed that James Gunn has also “stripped out” Michael Keaton’s Batman and Sasha Calle’s Supergirl cameo from the film. The scooper claimed that the studio is filming a new ending with a character “from a long time ago.”
The news came as a shock for fans who have been looking forward to Keaton’s comeback as Batman in the 2022 film. Fans started calling out the Suicide Squad director and even threatened to boycott the upcoming film.
Although the studio did not confirm anything, the rumor spread like fire saying that the ending of The Flash has been completely changed in accordance with James Gunn’s new plan. The Flash stars Ezra Miller as Barry Allen, aka The Flash, who travels back in time to prevent his mother’s death, which wreaks havoc in his timeline
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Internet Defends James Gunn Against Boycott Threat
Although the studio has not released any official information regarding the changes made in The Flash, DC fans on the internet have already started planning to boycott the Ezra Miller starrer. While some are waiting for the release of the film or any future update from the studio, others are not so patient.
Michael Keaton is still in The Flash.
Sad this fandom is so stupid and/or gullible Gunn has to state the obvious. pic.twitter.com/Dm09RfOOBY
— ⚡⚡JP⚡⚡ (@pozmyneghole1) February 9, 2023
I appreciate the messages and all but, I don’t know how many people I’m going to have to tell…Michael Keaton is still in The Flash! He hasn’t been removed from the movie. Stop listening to clickbait rumors and just wait for Sunday.
— Epic Film Guys ® (@EpicFilmGuys) February 8, 2023
Yeah, idk who's saying that, but it'd be a whole different movie without Affleck or Keaton in it. pic.twitter.com/OayeBXALHf
— Ryan 'All Day News' Anderson (@Ryans_Ramblings) February 8, 2023
No. The rumor was that Keaton was removed from the ending — which I won't give away. Answered but really not answered.
— Sorrymissjackson702 (@Sorrymissjacks7) February 9, 2023
Never believe that story about Michael Keaton's Batman and Sasha Calle's Supergirl being cut from the movie
— Diante Baker (@Boss8527) February 9, 2023
As the rumors started about Michael Keaton’s Batman being scrapped from the film, fans started saying that they would not watch the upcoming DC film. However, some fans defended the co-CEO saying that the studio has not scrapped The Founder star’s part but has possibly altered the ending of The Flash.
They have supported the idea that Michael Keaton is still in the film. They even claimed that removing Keaton from The Flash would not make sense as it explores the concept of the multiverse in the DCU.
The Flash is set to release on 16 June 2023.
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