While the DC FanDome is right around the corner, fans are already teased with the latest news from the world of DC Universe. Portrayals of Batman always ignited debate among fans and now the latest report suggests that Ben Affleck is going to wear the cape one more time. Reportedly he will be coming in The Flash standalone movie which will establish a multiverse.
Ben Affleck had earlier played the role of Batman in Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice and Justice League. And based on the report, Affleck’s Batman is not the only Caped Crusader fans will be expecting in the film.
According to Vanity Fair, Micheal Keaton will return as Batman, reprising his role from Tim Burton’s Batman and Batman Returns. The Flash director Andy Muschietti had confirmed the news with the publication, which the fans have been speculating for months. Although Mushietti didn’t reveal much about Keaton’s role, he called his role to be substantial.
The possibility of Keaton reprising the role of Batman cropped up in June after reports suggested that he is in talks to reprise his role in the upcoming film The Flash. Fans quickly came up with a theory that Keaton’s Batman would be a sort of mentor figure to Ezra Miller’s Barry Allen/The Flash.
However, the director had also revealed that Micheal Keaton’s appearance in the film actually has a surprising relationship to Ben Affleck. He said, “He’s the baseline. He’s part of that unaltered state before we jump into Barry’s adventure. There’s a familiarity there.”
Speaking about Ben Affleck’s Batman returning in The Flash, Director Andy Muschietti said to the publication, “His Batman has a dichotomy that is very strong, which is his masculinity, because of the way he looks, and the imposing figure that he has, and his jawline, but he’s also very vulnerable. He knows how to deliver from the inside out, that vulnerability. He just needs a story that allows him to bring that contrast, that balance.”