Michael Keaton gets a lot of run and press when it comes to his return as Batman/Bruce Wayne in THE FLASH. And he should because not only is MK returning to a role that he last played 30 years ago, but because his character is essentially the second lead in the film.
But Keaton’s version of the character isn’t the only Batman in THE FLASH as Ben Affleck’s Batman has a small role in the film as well.
Via VARIETY, here’s what Affleck had to say about playing Batman — probably one last time — in THE FLASH…
It was a really nice way to revisit that as the prior experience had been difficult. I had a great time. I’m probably under some gag order that I’m not even aware that I probably just violated and I’m now going to be sued.
Good for him. I know the critical and audience response to BATMAN v SUPERMAN in 2016 kinda shook BA and the experience on JUSTICE LEAGUE wasn’t all that good for him for a variety of reasons. All combined affected him so much that he walked away from his solo Batman film project back in 2017.
Look, it’s not secret that I did not like the interpretation of Batman in BvS — like, I basically hated it. I was very disappointed in it because I’m a big Ben Affleck fan and wanted to see him not as as Batman, but have him direct a solo Batman film for a LONG time — well before he was even cast back in 2013. BUT…
As I’ve said many times here on BOF, I truly hope that THE FLASH gives Affleck the “cool way to segue out of the role” that he wanted. I’d absolutely love to see him go out in a super awesome, very Batman, and HEROIC way. – Bill “Jett” Ramey