It’s a great time to be Batman. Not only is the premiere of the film directed by Matt Reeves and starring Robert Pattinson imminent. This year also marks the thirtieth anniversary of batman returns (1992), the Tim Burton film whose star actor personified what —for many fans— has been the best film version of the Dark Knight. Just the enormous popularity of Michael Keatonin the role of the Bat Man, earned him his return in anticipated productions such as batgirl, the upcoming HBO Max movie. And from Instagram, the veteran actor shared a first look that, although not very revealing, is still exciting.
In the previous photograph we perceive the shadow that no criminal wants to run into: a silhouette that expresses more than a thousand words. And perhaps for this reason, Michael Keaton chose not to include any comments or descriptions. For now we know that batgirl lies in filming from the end of 2021 and that the Oscar nominee is part of the cast. In fact, images and recordings emerged weeks ago where, in the distance, Keaton’s iconic Batman can be seen on the set of the film.
batgirl has the duo Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah (Ms Marvel) in the director’s chair. This is the very first solo film by Barbara Gordon, aka Bat Girl, here played by Leslie Grace (In the neighborhood). In October 2021, reports arrived that the famous JK Simmons and Brendan Fraser would be part of the cast, in the role of Commissioner Gordon -Barbara’s father- and the villain Firefly, respectively.
By December of that year, we also learned that Michael Keaton would be joining the cast as Batman/Bruce Wayne. And of course, the news aroused enthusiasm but also doubts, since this version of Simmons’ Bat Man and Commissioner Gordon —if he is the same as Justice League— evidently belong to different universes. It remains to be discovered how the script of batgirlby Christina Hodson (Birds of prey), resolves that apparent incompatibility. At the moment, there are no further details about the plot of the film.
But batgirl It is not the only project where Michael Keaton will wear the mask of the super detective. The septuagenarian interpreter will return to the alleys of Gotham City thanks to Flash, the DCEU film directed by Andy Muschietti and curiously also written by Hodson. It is well known that this production will bring together at least two versions of Batman — Keaton’s and Ben Affleck’s — on the occasion of the vast multiverse. The proposal is interesting and all the fans want it to meet expectations, as much as the actor from Birdman.
“It has to be good. There is no reason to do it if it is not good », Keaton talked weeks ago, about the reasons for joining Flash (via). “It’s not worth it if it really won’t change anything. So I just jumped in and had fun. And why wouldn’t it? I mean, director Andy Muschietti is fantastic and he’s really creative. I do not know, he is funny ».
Flashwith Ezra Miller as the scarlet racer, will hit theaters on November 4, 2022. It is expected that batgirl arrive exclusively at HBO Max this year, but still does not boast a definite release date.
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