By: Edcel Dionisio
Batman fans, we have good news for you! ICM Partners, Michael Keaton’s talent agency, confirmed that Keaton will reprise his role as Batman in The Flash movie after previously stating concerns about COVID-19.
Last month in an interview with Deadline, Keaton mentioned that he might not be able to star in The Flash because of COVID-19 concerns. Here is Keaton’s statement in the Deadline interview:
“To be honest with you, you know what worries me more than anything about all this stuff? It’s COVID…I’m more concerned. I keep my eye more on the COVID situation in the UK than anything. That will determine everything, and so that’s why I’m living outside the city here on 17 acres, staying away from everybody, because the COVID thing has got me really concerned. So, that’s my first thing about all projects. I look at it and go, is this thing going to kill me, literally? And you know, if it doesn’t, then we talk.”
For those unfamiliar, Keaton made his debut as the Caped Crusader in the 1989 Batman film directed by Tim Burton. His performance, especially how he used his background in comedy to make Bruce Wayne distinguishable from Batman, became iconic and is now regarded as a landmark moment in comic book film history.
The Flash movie will be loosely based on the 2011 DC Comics crossover event Flashpoint. The story will be about Barry Allen/The Flash, played by Ezra Miller, who travels back in time to prevent his mother’s death. This results in Allen unintentionally creating a parallel dimension, guarded by Keaton’s Batman, who is 30 years older. The Flash is set to release on Nov. 4, 2022.
Are you excited to see Michael Keaton as Batman again? What are you looking forward to the most in this adaptation of Flashpoint? Tell us in the comments below!