Michael Keaton will once again dress Batman for the upcoming DC film “Flash,” directed by Andy Muschietti, and starring Ezra Miller.
According to The Wrap, a representative of Keaton’s talent agency, ICM Partners, confirmed the actor’s connection to the project.
Yahoo! Entertainment reports that production of “The Flash” is underway in London, and the film’s director posted the first day of filming on social media. In a post on Instagram, Muschietti shared a short video showing the film’s official logo paired with part of his score.
“Flash” will be lightly based on a 2011 DC comic called “Flashpoint”. In the “Flashpoint” comic, Barry Allen (aka The Flash) runs backwards to prevent his mother’s untimely death, but by doing so the fast hero creates an alternate universe, Collider reports. It is suspected that the replacement universe will be overseen by Keaton’s Batman, which has now been removed for more than 30 years when he first put the mask on Tim Burton’s 1989 film.
In an interview with Deadline in March, Keaton revealed that he may not participate in the movie “The Flash” due to concerns about COVID-19. Then he said:
“To be honest with you, you know what worries me more than anything in all these things (playing superheroes)?” … It’s COVID. … More than anything, I keep an eye on the situation with COVID in the UK. That will determine everything, so I live out of town here on 17 acres, staying away from everyone, because the COVID thing really worried me. That’s my first thing about all the projects. I look at her and leave, will this thing literally kill me? And you know, if it’s not, then we’re talking. “
The AV Club reports that rumors of Keaton’s role in the movie “The Flash” first began circulating last summer. During that time, it was rumored that Ben Affleck also appeared as a captivated crusader, although it is currently unclear whether Affleck is currently involved in the project.