The upcoming superhero film The Flash has finally, after a long wait, has received its first teaser, which surprisingly features the 70-year-old actor Michael Keaton's iconic Batman. The teaser of the much-anticipated film debuted at the 2021 DC FanDome on Saturday, starring Ezra Miller in the role of Barry Allen also known as The Flash, Michael Keaton as Bruce Wayne also known as Batman, Sasha Calle as Supergirl, and many more.
Michael Keaton's Batman appears in the teaser when Ezra Miller's superhero character Flash, through his ability to travel into different timelines and universes using his superpowers visits Keaton's Batcave with Supergirl and his one other version in order to save his mother in Michael Keaton's Batman universe. Though Keaton has his back to the camera in the shot the fans are able to recognize the actor because of his iconic cowl
Although the teaser did not give a clear look at Keaton's iconic Batman costume, the fans were pretty satisfied to see him once again as Batman in the first official trailer of the film after almost two decades. The former Batman actor's appearance in the long-delayed film was confirmed back in April of 2021 after a lot of rumors and speculations among fans all around the world on social media platforms.
While the superhero fans will have to wait a little more to see their favorite superstar Michael Keaton making his appearance in the film, Keaton spoke to The Hollywood Reporter to reveal some insights regarding his return in the Flash film.
Keaton shared a funny moment he had when he was on the set of the film saying that he has to read the film's script a total of three times in order to understand the film. "I had to read it more than three times to go, 'Wait, how does this work? they had to explain that to me several times. By the way, I'm not being arrogant, I hope, about this. I don't say it like, 'I'm too groovy.' I'm stupid. There's a lot of things I don't know about. And so, I don't know, I just kind of figured it out, but this was different," he said.
He further went on to recall his role in the Batman film released in 1989 and said that he never felt silly while playing the role of fictional comic book character Batman in the film. What's really interesting is how much more I got [Batman] when I went back and did him. I get this on a whole other level now. I totally respect it. I respect what people are trying to make. I never looked at it like, 'Oh, this is just a silly thing.' It was not a silly thing when I did Batman. But it has become a giant thing, culturally. It's iconic. So I have even more respect for it because what do I know? This is a big deal in the world to people. You've got to honor that and be respectful of that. Even I go, 'Jesus, this is huge,'" he added.
With Andy Muschietti leading the film as the director and production by Michael Disco and Barbara Muschietti, it is set to feature Ezra Miller in the role of Barry Allen also known as The Flash, Ben Affleck as Bruce Wayne also known as Batman, Michael Keaton as another version of Batman, Sasha Calle as Supergirl, Kiersey Clemons as Iris West, Maribel Verdú as Nora Allen, Ron Livingston as Henry Allen, Saoirse-Monica Jackson, Rudy Mancuso, and Luke Brandon Field. The Flash is going to debut in theatres on November 4, 2022.