Michael Keaton Confirmed to Return as Batman in “The Flash”

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It’s official! Fresh off his breaking record win at the SAG awards, it’s been confirmed that Michael Keaton, who portrayed the Dark Knight at the Tim Burton-directed Batman and Batman Returns, will return to his iconic role in the upcoming The Flash film, starring Ezra Miller.

Director Andy Muschietti announced back in August that he has plans for Keaton in the movie, even though Ben Affleck, who portrayed Batman in Zack Snyder’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is also set to appear in the film. Back then, Keaton denied any rumors he’ll be a part of the DC movie. But not anymore. Entertainment Weekly was first to confirm that Keaton will indeed reprise his role.

Muschietti shared the film’s logo on Instagram earlier this week and confirmed that production has begun.

The Flash movie has been in development for quite some time—first being announced back in 2014—but is finally set to premiere on July 1, 2022. The film stars Ezra Miller alongside Sasha Calle who will star as Supergirl. Muschietti will direct from a script penned by Birds of Prey writer Christina Hodson.