Michael Keaton will be donning the cape and cowl for multiple projects in 2022. Following a number of rumors and a statement from DC Films president Walter Hamada about his role in The Flash, it has now been confirmed that Keaton has also signed on for Batgirl.
Not a whole lot has been shared about the film, but Michael Keaton won’t be the only actor returning. J.K. Simmons will once again portray Commissioner Gordon, as he did in Batman v Superman and Justice League. Brendan Frasier will play the film’s villain, Firefly, while Leslie Grace (In the Heights) will play Barbara Gordon (Batgirl). The movie will arrive in 2022.
DC gave Flash fans a teaser during this year’s virtual FanDome event. The Flash will traverse multiple dimensions in the movie and encounter different versions of known characters.
Some may see this as an attempt to emulate the current success of Spider-Man: No Way Home, but the film has been in production since 2019 and was announced over seven years ago. It will use story elements from the 2010 Flashpoint comic book. Early leaks for the film used the title from the comic book.
Alternate timelines and the the multiverse have been concepts used in the comic. Michael Keaton’s version will be not the only one used. According to director Andy Muschietti, Ben Affleck will also make an appearance. Barry Allen has been known to encounter multiple versions of other characters before.
The Flash will release in theaters on November 4, 2022.