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Michael Keaton May Not Return as Batman in ‘The Flash’

Michael Keaton May Not Return as Batman in 'The Flash'

Michael Keaton casts doubt over his reported involvement in the upcoming DCEU film The Flash.

Michael Keaton may not be reprising his role as Batman in the upcoming film The Flash (2022). Keaton was set to play The Dark Knight in the forthcoming DCEU movie, but the actor has now stated he may be too occupied to protect Gotham.

In an interview with Deadline, Keaton was inquired about his rumored participation in The Flash, where he provided an honest response about his situation.

Keaton said,

I am needing a minute to think about it because I’m so fortunate and blessed, I got so much going on now.

The 69-year-old added,

I’m really into work right now. I don’t know why, but I am, and so, yeah, I mean, you know, to tell you the truth, somewhere on my iPad is an iteration of the whole Flash thing that I haven’t had time yet…

The actor continued,

I called them and said, I have to be honest with you. I can’t look at anything right now. I’m so deep into this thing I’m doing.

He’s apparently working on something he’s been producing and getting prepped to go down the road this fall, and he feels responsible for it. The actor insists he’s not trying to be charming or coy.

If I talked about it, I’ll be just bullshitting you. I don’t really know. I have to look at the last draft.

Keaton then revealed when it’s about choosing new projects, he is most concerned about COVID-19.

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That’s basically the first thing he thinks about when he starts a new project. He looks at it and ponders whether this thing is going to kill him. “And you know, if it doesn’t, then we talk.”

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Ezra Miller will reprise his role as the main protagonist Barry Allen in The Flash, having first played the character with brief screentime in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016). Ben Affleck, too will reprise his part as Batman in the movie.

The Flash is scheduled to hit theatres on 3rd June 2022.

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