Several shots of Ben Affleck’s Batman on the set of the upcoming DC film, The Flash, have recently emerged, offering a better look at The Dark Knight and his monster Batcycle. The photographs are from on location of The Flash film set, which is now taking place in Glasgow. The DC hero will presumably be thrown into the multiverse in the film, with the amount of Ben Affleck’s return as Batman yet unknown.
According to these photographs, Ben Affleck will don the massive Batman suit that has been popular with fans since his debut in 2016’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, with his method of transportation maintaining the same monster style as his Batsuit and Batmobile.
DC fans have been left to wonder how involved Ben Affleck and Michael Keaton will be, with director Andy Muschietti having offered some clues regarding the former and calling him “a very substantial part of the emotional impact of the movie,” especially as it relates to his relationship with Barry Allen, played once again by Ezra Miller. “It’s Barry’s movie, it’s Barry’s story,” the filmmaker added. “But their characters are more related than we think. They both lost their mothers to murder, and that’s one of the emotional vessels of the movie. That’s where the Affleck Batman kicks in.”
While not much is yet known about the extent of either actor’s involvement, Muschietti has stated that The Flash in “inclusive” with regards to previous franchises saying, “This movie is a bit of a hinge in the sense that it presents a story that implies a unified universe where all the cinematic iterations that we’ve seen before are valid. It’s inclusive in the sense that it is saying all that you’ve seen exists, and everything that you will see exists, in the same unified multiverse.”
In spite of some complaints, The Flash is scheduled to be released this November.