Yes, you read the title of this post correctly. Michael Keaton has apparently been cast as Batman in not only the upcoming DCEU movie, The Flash, but also a saga of his own separate from Robert Pattinson’s gritty take on the dark knight.
This is both shocking and wonderful at once. I have always been one to believe that Keaton is the best Batman because he was the one to create that classic bad***ery that has made Batman such a staple in pop culture today on the big screen.
Before him, there was no template for a broody, more serious depiction of Batman who kicks butt and gets the ladies. And considering the fact that Michael Keaton practically still looks the same and is still very current in movies the idea of him returning as an older Batman is honestly one of the best ideas the DCEU could make at the moment.
Now, considering the DCEU’s shaky record for delivering legitimately good movies, will these films actually be good? Geez, I hope so. But for now, I simply can’t wait to see the original Batman don his suit again. It’s going to be epic!
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