It's Official! Ben Affleck to return as Batman together with Michael Keaton's Caped Crusader for The Flash film

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Confirmed! Ben Affleck, Michael Keaton returning as Batman& 

Key Highlights

  • Director Andy Muschietti has confirmed in a current interview that Michael Keaton will probably be returning as Batman in The Flash film
  • Not simply that, he has additionally confirmed that Ben Affleck, who had stop the function of the Caped Crusader, will probably be returning as properly
  • Starring Ezra Miller, The Flash is slated for a 2022 launch

While the information of Michael Keaton returning as Batman for The Flash film was already doing the rounds, filmmaker Andy Muschietti has confirmed his return in a current interview. What has turned out to be the most important revelation and has hyped the comicbook followers and popular culture nerds past creativeness is that Keaton’s model will not be the one Batman within the movie based mostly on the Flashpoint storyline. 

Ben Affleck, who was the unique Batman of the DC Extended Universe (DCEU) and had stop post the debacle of Joss Whedon’s Justice League has agreed to return because the Caped Crusader, three years after his exit. Considering The Flash will cope with the idea of multiverse, which now we have already seen in TV’s Arrowverse the place Ezra Miller’s Flash made an look and ran into Grant Gustin’s model of the Scarlet Speedster, each Batfleck and Keaton’s model will co-exist within the upcoming movie. 

Confirming Ben’s return, Andy advised Vanity Fair that Affleck was given the script final week and this week he returned with a sure. Further talking about Batfleck, he stated,

His Batman has a dichotomy that could be very robust, which is his masculinity—due to the best way he appears to be like, and the imposing determine that he has, and his jawline —however he’s additionally very susceptible. He is aware of learn how to ship from the within out, that vulnerability. He simply wants a narrative that permits him to deliver that distinction, that stability.

He additional said, 

He’s a really substantial a part of the emotional influence of the film. The interplay and relationship between Barry and Affleck’s Wayne will deliver an emotional degree that we haven’t seen earlier than. It’s Barry’s film, it’s Barry’s story, however their characters are extra associated than we expect. They each misplaced their moms to homicide, and that’s one of many emotional vessels of the film. That’s the place the Affleck Batman kicks in. 

He additionally added, 

I’m glad to be collaborating with somebody who has been on each side of the digicam, too. He understands. 

That’s not all, Andy additionally confirmed the presence of Michael Keaton’s Batman and that he performs a “substantial part” within the movie. 

Muschietti additional defined that the explanation they wished Batfleck to return is as a result of, “He’s the baseline. He’s part of that unaltered state before we jump into Barry’s adventure. There’s a familiarity there.” 


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Ben Affleck had stop the function just a few years in the past owing to the toll it was taking up his well being. It was speculated that he was at a nasty place in his life as a consequence of his separation with spouse Jennifer Garner. Producer Barbara Muschietti stated she feared Affleck may say no for the function. 

There have been some all types of tales and issues he stated himself about having a really onerous time taking part in Batman, and it had been tough for him. I believe it was extra a couple of tough time in his life. When we approached him, he’s now in a really totally different time in his life. He was very open to it, which was a little bit of a shock to us. It was a query mark.

We are all human and undergo nice occasions in our lives and horrible occasions in our lives. Right now he’s in a spot the place he can really get pleasure from being Batman. It’s a pivotal function, however on the similar time it’s a enjoyable half.

Fans are gearing as much as know extra about Ezra Miller starrer The Flash within the upcoming fan occasion, DC FanDome, which can stream on-line on August 22 from 10:30 pm onwards on their official web site. 

As for Ben Affleck, he will probably be seen taking part in Batman within the upcoming Zack Snyder’s Justice League as properly. 

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