There may be new Batman in town. And he’s the same as the old Batman.
Michael Keaton, who famously starred as the Caped Crusader in the Tim Burton-directed early 1990s Batman movies, is in talks to reprise the character for Warner Bros.’s DC movie, The Flash.
Ezra Miller is on board to star as Barry Allen, AKA the Flash, in the feature that will be directed by It filmmaker Andy Muschietti.
But wait, there’s more. If a deal makes, Keaton wouldn’t just return for Flash but possibly for several other DC-oriented film projects.
Sources tell THR that the role being envisioned for the veteran actor is akin to the role played by Samuel Jackson as Nick Fury in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, something of a mentor or guide or even string puller. Batgirl is one the projects in development that could fall under that win.
Warners had no comment.
We’re still not convinced this movie is ever coming out.