Michael Keaton has officially announced that he will be joining the upcoming The Flash movie, reprising his role as Batman. It was rumored Keaton would be reprising his role as the Caped Crusader in The Flash, but hopes were not high after he voiced his concerns about COVID last month.
He went on the record, saying, “To be honest with you, you know what worries me more than anything about all this stuff? It’s COVID...I’m more concerned. I keep my eye more on the COVID situation in the UK than anything. That will determine everything, and so that’s why I’m living outside the city here on 17 acres, staying away from everybody, because the COVID thing has got me really concerned. So, that’s my first thing about all projects. I look at it and go, is this thing going to kill me, literally? And you know, if it doesn’t, then we talk.”
Apparently the rigorous COVID testing on set and the vaccine rollout in the U.K. have alleviated some of Keaton’s concerns. Keaton will be returning to the role nearly 30 years after he was originally cast as the Caped Crusader in Tim Burton’s 1989 Batman film. The Flash will reveal to fans what Keaton’s Batman has been doing since he appeared in Batman (1989), disregarding his appearance in Batman Returns.
The Flash began production in London on Monday and is set to be released on November 4, 2022.
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