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Michael Keaton in The Flash: Actor Talks about First Shot

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BY August 14, 2021

Okay, let’s temper our expectations, folks. While I’m as excited as anyone to see Michael Keaton, aka The Best Batman, return, I also understand movie studios. I especially understand movie studios like Marvel and DC. They don’t want you to say a single thing that could be construed as a spoiler. Say you had a great time or that you think that fans are really going to like the upcoming movie/TV series/tie-in brownie recipe. Never, under any circumstances, say anything of substance. And when it comes to The Flash, Michael Keaton is no different. He expresses a lot of positive emotions. He does not, however, actually reveal anything.

Michael Keaton in The Flash: He Says It’s Neat!

In an interview with Steve Weintraub at Collider, Weintraub asked Michael Keaton what it was like to play Batman again. Like, what was it like to don the suit after almost thirty years? The answer, as it turns out, is something akin to “pretty awesome.” Or as Keaton said specifically,

“Weirdly and ironically easy. A little bit emotional. Just a rush of memories. Without giving anything away, which I can’t, basically the first shot, not of the entire movie, but let’s say the introduction, is so good that when we walked on and started talking about a couple of shots and the angles, I went, ‘Whoa, this is big. This is great.’ I don’t even mean for me. Just the imagery, it’s great. And reminiscent, to some degree, of Tim Burton.”

And that is very cool to hear, even if it’s also very vague. I trust Michael Keaton and his taste. I also think I can tell when he’s lying, as he definitely was, for instance, when the talk about Michael Keaton playing Batman again began in earnest. I don’t think that now, though. But what do you think?

Watch this and let’s get nuts. Tell us on our social media or in these comments what your expectations are for the New (Old) Dark Night, Michael Keaton, in The Flash.

featured image via Warner Bros Pictures


Salomé Gonstad is a freelance writer who grew up in the swampy wilds of south Alabama. When she's not yelling about pop culture on the internet, she's working on a supernatural thriller about her hometown. Also, we're pretty sure she's a werewolf. Email her at [email protected]


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