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Old 06-22-20, 01:46 PM
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Michael Keaton in talks to return as Bruce Wayne/Batman in Flashpoint and maybe more

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/he...-movie-1299668

There may be new Batman in town. And heís 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.ís 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, thereís more. If a deal makes, Keaton wouldnít 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.

Keaton was a comedic actor who was nabbed the plum role of Batman for 1989ís Batman, something on which he initially took heat from fans who didnít see him as imposing or chiseled. But the movie became a sensation and the actor reprised the character for the 1992 sequel, Batman Returns. For the longest time, Keaton tried to distance himself from the part and even skewered it in 2014ís Birdman, where played a faded actor who once starred in superhero movies. The part earned him an Oscar nomination for best actor.

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Re: Michael Keaton in talks to return as Bruce Wayne/Batman in Flashpoint and maybe more

No no. Batman Beyond movie with him as cranky old Bruce. Make it happen!
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Re: Michael Keaton in talks to return as Bruce Wayne/Batman in Flashpoint and maybe more

I donít care how itís done. If you can get Michael Keaton to return as Batman or Bruce Wayne in some capacity Iím fucking there day one no matter what.
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Re: Michael Keaton in talks to return as Bruce Wayne/Batman in Flashpoint and maybe more

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No no. Batman Beyond movie with him as cranky old Bruce. Make it happen!
Actually wouldn't surprise me if this happens...
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Actually wouldn't surprise me if this happens...
If heís in this Flashpoint movie and it works well enough Iíd be all for that one hundred percent. That would be amazing. Hell, use the de-aging technology thatís available now days and show us some brief flashbacks to after Batman Returns.
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I donít care how itís done. If you can get Michael Keaton to return as Batman or Bruce Wayne in some capacity Iím fucking there day one no matter what.

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Re: Michael Keaton in talks to return as Bruce Wayne/Batman in Flashpoint and maybe more

He's already busy tying together the MCU and Sony Spider-verses.
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Re: Michael Keaton in talks to return as Bruce Wayne/Batman in Flashpoint and maybe more

I don't get it.

First I thought the Flash movie had stalled to a standstill. But even then, is he playing a parallel universe Batman that somehow becomes a mentor in the actual universe? Or is he playing the actual Flashpoint Batman who sticks around
Spoiler:
and isn't actually Bruce Wayne
?

I'd be down for Momoa and Gadot playing Flashpoint versions of their characters, for one movie.
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Re: Michael Keaton in talks to return as Bruce Wayne/Batman in Flashpoint and maybe more

Originally Posted by Mike86 View Post
I donít care how itís done. If you can get Michael Keaton to return as Batman or Bruce Wayne in some capacity Iím fucking there day one no matter what.
holy shit this would be awesome!!! he, imo, has come such a long way since those first 2. he would kick ass as always and make him even better than before...
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Re: Michael Keaton in talks to return as Bruce Wayne/Batman in Flashpoint and maybe more

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I don't get it.

First I thought the Flash movie had stalled to a standstill. But even then, is he playing a parallel universe Batman that somehow becomes a mentor in the actual universe? Or is he playing the actual Flashpoint Batman who sticks around
Spoiler:
and isn't actually Bruce Wayne

?

I'd be down for Momoa and Gadot playing Flashpoint versions of their characters, for one movie.
Yeah, it seems a bit confusing. My guess would be that Flashpoint causes everything to just smush together into one universe, like the New 52... but not.
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Yeah, it seems a bit confusing. My guess would be that Flashpoint causes everything to just smush together into one universe, like the New 52... but not.
That seems like the most likely answer if you ask me. Sort of like how the CW just had their Crisis event, maybe this will serve as the same sort of thing for the films. Somehow during the events of Flashpoint Keatonís Bruce/Batman winds up in the current universe and becomes a mentor type figure to the new generation of heroes a la Batman Beyond. I think that could actually work out well.
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Re: Michael Keaton in talks to return as Bruce Wayne/Batman in Flashpoint and maybe more

Also, establishing this multiverse will allow Matt Reeves's The Batman to be its own thing.
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Re: Michael Keaton in talks to return as Bruce Wayne/Batman in Flashpoint and maybe more

Are we talking about him suiting up again, or just being Bruce Wayne?
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That seems like the most likely answer if you ask me. Sort of like how the CW just had their Crisis event, maybe this will serve as the same sort of thing for the films. Somehow during the events of Flashpoint Keatonís Bruce/Batman winds up in the current universe and becomes a mentor type figure to the new generation of heroes a la Batman Beyond. I think that could actually work out well.
The only problem with this is that then either you have two Bruce Waynes or you have an older, out of action Batman which nobody wants (unless they do something like let Dick Grayson be Batman).

Also, Bruce Wayne is a horrible mentor, in any universe.
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Re: Michael Keaton in talks to return as Bruce Wayne/Batman in Flashpoint and maybe more

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The only problem with this is that then either you have two Bruce Waynes or you have an older, out of action Batman which nobody wants (unless they do something like let Dick Grayson be Batman).

Also, Bruce Wayne is a horrible mentor, in any universe.
I think I could live with two versions of Bruce depending on how itís handled. That or just do a completely different version of Batman for the DCEU and then have the Pattinson Batman be entirely separate.
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Re: Michael Keaton in talks to return as Bruce Wayne/Batman in Flashpoint and maybe more

Could Pattinson be someone like Damian Wayne? Or Dick Grayson? I'm out of touch with who all has worn the suit.
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Re: Michael Keaton in talks to return as Bruce Wayne/Batman in Flashpoint and maybe more

He was a pretty terrible Bruce Wayne/ Batman but people love their nostalgia.
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Could Pattinson be someone like Damian Wayne? Or Dick Grayson? I'm out of touch with who all has worn the suit.
Terry McGinnis would probably make the most sense but I'm not sure how popular Batman Beyond is.
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Re: Michael Keaton in talks to return as Bruce Wayne/Batman in Flashpoint and maybe more

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He was a pretty terrible Bruce Wayne/ Batman but people love their nostalgia.
Or, and just hear me out on this.... he was actually a pretty good on-screen Batman, and the consensus prevailing opinion is actually correct and you're the contrarian who's wrong.
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Re: Michael Keaton in talks to return as Bruce Wayne/Batman in Flashpoint and maybe more

If the source material is Flashpoint, Keaton will probably play
Spoiler:
Thomas Wayne.
Makes since, because his portrayal of the Dark Knight was more of a take no prisoners vigilante.
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If the source material is Flashpoint, Keaton will probably play
Spoiler:
Thomas Wayne.


Makes since, because his portrayal of the Dark Knight was more of a take no prisoners vigilante.
I suspect this movie will be loosely based on Flashpoint and Keaton, as Bruce Wayne (which all the trades are saying), will be taking place of that character. And we don't know how jaded BW has become in the 30 years. [Edit: Forgot, he played a Batman who strapped a bomb onto the stomach of a killer clown; set another one on fire using the Batmobile]

Also wouldn't make sense since the DCEU has that character. Course, if this falls through, they may go that route.


As a side, I remember a few months back, maybe longer, the rumor of a Batman Beyond movie, so I have to wonder if there is some quiet development on that.

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Re: Michael Keaton in talks to return as Bruce Wayne/Batman in Flashpoint and maybe more

Originally Posted by The Questyen View Post
He was a pretty terrible Bruce Wayne/ Batman but people love their nostalgia.
Wrong. He was the best Bruce Wayne to date. Batman is arguable, but mostly because of his physique and the fact that he was stuck in that poorly designed suit.
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Wrong. He was the best Bruce Wayne to date. Batman is arguable, but mostly because of his physique and the fact that he was stuck in that poorly designed suit.
I think his physique is totally fine for the 1940s/1980s mash-up they did, but that's just me.

I will say this: Keaton is the guy I most believe decided that the best way to deal with his trauma was to dress as a bat and assault people. He just constantly seems unhinged, bubbling just under the surface.
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Re: Michael Keaton in talks to return as Bruce Wayne/Batman in Flashpoint and maybe more

So now the DCU is going multiverse....MCU is going multiverse....so somehow I’m guessing Vulture will fight Batman? Just have Keaton fight himself?

All during the same summer of course.
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So now the DCU is going multiverse....MCU is going multiverse....so somehow I’m guessing Vulture will fight Batman? Just have Keaton fight himself?

All during the same summer of course.
I can see it now:

Captain America vs. the Human Torch
Killmonger vs. the other Human Torch
J Jonah Jameson vs. Commissioner Gordon
Catwoman vs. Storm
Cable vs. Thanos
Bane vs. Venom
Deadpool vs. Green Lantern
Batman vs. Daredevil
Korath vs. that fish king vs. the Shazam wizard
Cyclops vs. Lois's cuck (man I hated that movie... was he Lois's boyfriend or her actual husband?)


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