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WATCH: Michael Keaton talks returning as Batman and who the best version of the character is…

October 23rd, 2020 by Marc Comments

You, like us, are probably very, very excited about Michael Keaton returning to the Batman suit (here).

The star is to return as Bruce Wayne/Batman in the upcoming Flash movie opposite Ezra Miller in 2022 but in a new interview (below) with Jimmy Kimmel he reveals that he’s not completely in yet (Noooooooooooo!) but is also quite clear on who the best Batman is.

“We’re having discussions, as they say,” Keaton tells Kimmel,“We’re talking about it. We’ll see if it happens.”

Now, personally, I believe this is Keaton being coy – afterall we learned during DC Fandome a couple of months back that Keaton’s Batman is already in the movie’s concept art:

It’s likely he decided being non-commital would likely get him out of having to answer awkward questions but did joke that “all 127” former Batmans (Batmen?) would appear in Flash as we also know that Ben Affleck is back for it too.

However, on the topic of who is the best Batman, the star said simply… “me”. And I’m inclined to agree.

Word is that It director Andy Muschietti’s Flash movie will semi-adapt the Flashpoint story and will see Miller’s hero visiting different earths in the multiverse, which is why we will see several versions of the Gotham Guardian appear.

What say you? Will Keaton return? Will you be annoyed if he doesn’t? And, most importantly, is he the best Batman (he is)?

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….