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We previously learned that Michael Keaton would be donning the cape and cowl again as part of Andy Muschietti’s new Flash film, which will introduce the concept of a multi-verse involving multiple Batmen. The New York Times’ Brooks Barnes (who recently gave us that interview with DC Films president Walter Hamada) has now confirmed that Keaton isn’t only returning in a one-shot cameo role, but that he’ll be starring as the Dark Knight in a new “saga” of films for Warner Bros.

“To make all the story lines work, DC Films will introduce movie audiences to a comics concept known as the multiverse: parallel worlds where different versions of the same character exist simultaneously,” Barnes reported in his original article. “Coming up, for instance, Warner Bros. will have two different film sagas involving Batman — played by two different actors — running at the same time.”

A fan asked Barnes to clarify whether this meant Warner Bros. would be hiring someone in addition to Robert Pattinson, who’ll be starring as the caped crusader in Matt Reeves’ The Batman (2022), but he revealed that the other actor being discussed was none other than Michael Keaton. The verbiage indicates that the aging actor has signed on for at least a trilogy of new films that would most likely delve into Batman Beyond territory.

Conversely, we are seeing conflicting reports as to whether Ben Affleck will continue playing Batman after his appearance in Muschietti’s Flash film. Some are suggesting that he has already exited the DC Universe and will no longer be in it.

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9 Comments

  1. Sorry, Adam West is the only Batman for me

    Keaton was a good one tho – could, and have, done a lot worse

  2. Maybe they are going for cgi de-aging. Only a small step from there to completely digital actors.

  3. [QUOTE=”Zarathustra, post: 26700, member: 203″]
    Jesus.

    Is he going to play a retired Batman?

    Michael Keaton turns 70 this year…
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    Batman Beyond takes place in 2039 when Bruce Wayne is in his 70s. I really hope this is where they’re going with this.

    [URL]https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Batman_Beyond[/URL]

  4. [QUOTE=”Armenius, post: 26716, member: 180″]
    Batman Beyond takes place in 2039 when Bruce Wayne is in his 70s. I really hope this is where they’re going with this.

    [URL]https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Batman_Beyond[/URL]
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    I guess they could also go with Thomas Wayne, the Batman from Flashpoint.

  5. I will say that Michael Keaton looks really good for being 70. He aged well. A little makeup and he could pass for mid to late 40’s no problem.

    Like, he did not look like he was in his mid 60’s in Spiderman Homecoming.

  6. [QUOTE=”Riccochet, post: 26744, member: 4″]
    I will say that Michael Keaton looks really good for being 70. He aged well. A little makeup and he could pass for mid to late 40’s no problem.

    Like, he did not look like he was in his mid 60’s in Spiderman Homecoming.
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    Well, here he is at the oscars in 2019.

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    But yeah, it is crazy what you can accomplish when you are wealthy enough to not have to worry about anything but your appearance, and your continued income depends on maintaining that appearance :p

  7. [QUOTE=”Zarathustra, post: 26749, member: 203″]
    Well, here he is at the oscars in 2019.

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    But yeah, it is crazy what you can accomplish when you are wealthy enough to not have to worry about anything but your appearance, and your continued income depends on maintaining that appearance :p
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    That’s one hell of a face lift 😮

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