Fanboys and fangirls across the world lost their minds over the summer when it was revealed that Michael Keaton’s version of Batman would likely make an appearance in the forthcoming “Flash” film from Warner Bros. Considering the film is said to feature some time-travel, multiversal shenanigans, it’s likely that Keaton’s Batman from the Tim Burton era will have the potential to be introduced into the latest attempt by WB to make a cohesive DC cinematic universe. But according to Keaton himself, though it’s been reported that the cameo will happen, nothing has been finalized. Yet.
Keaton was a recent guest on “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” where the host didn’t waste time getting through the COVID-19 talk and political discussion to arrive at what really matters—the DCEU and Bruce Wayne. And while Kimmel probably expected Keaton to confirm the news and talk about how excited he is to put on the cape and cowl one more time, the actor, instead, threw a bit of doubt that it’s actually going to come together.
“I can’t confirm anything,” Keaton said. “So, we’re having discussions as they say. We’re talking about it. We’ll see if that happens.”
After Kimmel mentioned Ben Affleck’s reported role in the film, as yet another Batman, the host asked Keaton if maybe there will be other “Batmen,” to which the actor joked that “all 127 of them” will be in the feature.
Of course, when we have actors denying involvement in a highly-anticipated comic book film after they’re casting has been widely reported by trade publications and discussed by the film’s director, we can only assume that it’s more of an “I don’t want to talk about it right now” than a “not gonna happen” situation.
That is to say, Keaton is likely going to be in “The Flash” and will reprise his role of Bruce Wayne for the first time since 1992’s “Batman Returns.” But it’s just far too early to hype up something and Keaton has been down this road before and knows exactly how to dance around topics and avoid any potential spoilers.