The Flash Director Teases ‘Substantial’ Role for Michael Keaton’s Bruce Wayne

Ezra Miller is now set to have both Michael Keaton’s 1989 Batman from the Tim Burton films and Ben Affleck’s DCEU Batman fighting beside him, laying the foundation for one of the craziest movies the DCEU has put out to date.


In a new report from Vanity Fair, The Flash director Andy Muschietti offered a new bit of detail on Michael Keaton’s DCEU version of Batman, saying he has a “substantial” role in the upcoming solo film. Tis is in addition to earlier reports describing Keaton’s role similarly to Nick Fury’s from the MCU, serving in a sort of mentor role to Barry Allen as he explores the DCEU Multiverse.

It’s still unclear exactly how Affleck will suit up in the cape and cowl in The Flash (though Deadline is reporting that the role will be a cameo), but Keaton’s importance to the movie seems to become more monumental with each new report.

It will be exciting to find out how similar his Batman’s universe is to the Tim Burton one, along with how exactly he will impart his wisdom on the young Scarlet Speedster as he travels through the Multiverse.

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