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The Flash director teases return of Micheal Keaton’s Batman with exciting new image from filming

June 5th, 2021 by Marc Comments

The Flash movie director Andy Muschietti has shared a new image from The Flash movie that has many fans – especially the ones on the wrong side of 40 like myself – all excited.

We know that Michael Keaton has been confirmed returning the role of Batman for the first time since 1992’s Batman Returns (here) although there was doubt about this for a while as the star seemed worried about the whole pandemic situation in England where the movie is currently filming.

However the new image, below, confirms the star is back but giving us a look at the iconic black and yellow symbol worn by Keaton in Batman Returns (bottom of the page) on what seems to be a modified/armoured version of his suit from that movie:

The Batman Returns suit was pretty unique as, unlike the Batman ’89 suit, it has angular muscles sculpted into it, rather than the ‘real muscles’ look from the first on, so it’s quite clear that this is the suit we’re seeing here; however, what is of further interest here is the fact that there is what appears to be blood sprayed across it.

Now, what this means is unknown – we may see the event that finally sees Keaton’s Bruce Wayne finally stop being Batman, it could mean we’ll see a de-aged Batman carrying a blood-soaked, murdered Robin or it may even mean that we’ll see this Batman die here (although I’m confident the plan is to have this Batman around for a while moving forward)… whatever it means, it’s exciting news.

We know the movie is also expected to return to Wayne Manor from the original ’89 movie (here).

The movie will explore the Multiverse of the DC Universe and will also see characters from throughout the DC universe appear, including another Batman in the form of Ben Affleck returning once more with Ezra Miller returning as the Scarlett Speedster.

The Flash is set for release on November 4th, 2022.

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….