The Flash: Michael Keaton's Batman has been digitally rejuvenated

The Flash: Michael Keaton's Batman has been digitally rejuvenated

The Flash

Despite the latest vicissitudes with Ezra Miller, Warner Bros has no intention of moving the release of The Flash further or replacing the actor. New footage from the film was shown at CinemaCon and according to those present, Michael Keaton's Batman has been digitally rejuvenated.

Michael Keaton's Batman has been rejuvenated with CGI

It is a technique particularly used in recent years in Hollywood, especially in the world of cinecomics: just think of Kurt Russell in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 and Samuel L. Jackson in Captain Marvel . Michael Keaton, therefore, will be back in the role of the Dark Knight 30 years after his last appearance in Tim Burton's Batman Returns.

The Flash release is set for June 23, 2023. In the cast of the film directed by Andy Muschietti we also find Kiersey Clemons as Iris West, Sasha Calle as Supergirl and Michael Shannon again as General Zod. The Flash will be based on the famous Flashpoint comic storyline and will see Barry Allen grappling with time travel.

The return of another Batman has also been confirmed, that of Ben Afflek who, barring future changes, should appear for the last time in a DC Comics movie. Keaton, on the other hand, is expected to remain a central figure in the future cinematic universe, also appearing in Batgirl (which may be out in theaters) and other projects. A role a la Nick Fury of Marvel.

‘The Flash’ Teases Michael Keaton’s Return as Batman: ‘You Wanna Get Nuts?’

Though the visual effects are still in development, Warner Bros.’ showed attendees at CinemaCon a first look at “The Flash,” which will come out next summer. And yes, Michael Keaton is back as Batman.

The work-in-progress trailer shows Barry Allen working on a mysterious experiment that could open up the DC multiverse. Inspired by the landmark comic “Flashpoint,” the film will see The Flash travel across various multiverses, encountering other versions of himself as well as a version of Supergirl from an alternate timeline.

And after showing an assembly of Batsuits from various past “Batman” films, Michael Keaton himself showed up as Bruce Wayne in a full Batsuit and some de-aging CGI. “You wanna get nuts?” he asks The Flash. “Okay, let’s get nuts.”

Unfortunately, it may be some time before the trailer is released to the public as Warner Bros., along with other Hollywood studios, are facing a backlog among visual effects studios due to the COVID-19 pandemic. That backlog is what has led several major blockbusters to be delayed, including “The Flash” and “Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom”

“The Flash” is expected to reset Warner Bros.’ DC movie timeline and set a new stage for DC films going forward. But the film is facing a stormy run-up as lead actor Ezra Miller has faced multiple run-ins with the law over the past month. The film is currently set for release on June 23, 2023.