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Michael Keaton’s Batman will have a very cool (sort of) appearance in The CW’s Crisis on Infinite Earths

October 12th, 2019 by Marc Comments

There’s no point in lying, but ever since the whole Crisis on Infinite Earths event was announced, we here at FTN HQ have had a few we hoped we’d see in it, but as long as that list was, we all had one constant top place… Michael Keaton’s Bruce Wayne/Batman.

Now, while we’re hearing Keaton will not be in the series – well, what did we really expect? – it does look like his Batman incarnation WILL get a nod.

This image has appeared from the Vancouver set of the series:

Now, this is, well, awesome… but it also is a few other things.

Firstly, it seems that this pretty much confirms that, while they seemed to be continuations, Batman Forever and, ugh, Batman & Robin were not continuations of the Burton movies after all.

It also means – and this is pretty cool – that Keaton’s Bruce Wayne married Michelle Pfeiffer’s Selina Kyle/Catwoman, so with just this manufactured newspaper front page, we almost get the closure on Burton’s Batman movies,

Also, it’ll be interesting to see how this will tie into the crossover – will they just visit the Earth of Burton movies for this image? Or will it tie in in another way? I’m hearing rumours that this Batman may be the Batman from The CW’s 2002 Birds of Prey series, since we know Ashley Scott, who played Huntress in that show, is back for this crossover too.

Whatever the link –  if there even is one – this is a very cool development.


Crisis on Infinite Earths kicks off Sunday, December 8th on Supergirl, then continues with a Monday episode of Batwoman and that Tuesday’s The Flash. After a month-long holiday break, it concludes with the Jan. 14 episode of Arrow and a special instalment of Legends of Tomorrow.

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….