As you all know, Michael Keaton is returning to the role of Batman/Bruce Wayne starting with 2023’s THE FLASH.  He also has a big part in BATGIRL and is set to appear in other DC films going in the future. (Keaton has a cameo in AQUAMAN AND THE LOST KINGDOM, but the Bruce Wayne cameo in that film was reshot with Ben Affleck’s version of BW due to the fact AQM2 is now being released before THE FLASH.)

So, why did MK decide to don the cape and cowl again at the age of 70 and 3 decades after his last turn as Batman?  Here’s what he had to say in a recent interview with VARIETY

It seemed like fun. I was curious what it would be like after this many years. Not so much me doing it — obviously, some of that — but I was just curious about it, weirdly, socially. This whole thing is gigantic. They have their entirely own world. So, I like to look at it as an outsider, thinking ’Holy moly!’

Keaton added that THE FLASH seemed to be a top-notch project…

The writing was actually really good! So I thought, why not? It’s cool to drop in and I’m curious to see if I can pull it off.

Michael Keaton as Batman in THE FLASH (Warner Bros.)

Keaton also addressed the fact that he’s never seen an entire Batman film — or Marvel/MCU either for that matter…

I know people don’t believe this, that I’ve never seen an entire version of any of those [Batman] movies — any Marvel movie, any other. And I don’t say that I don’t watch that because I’m highbrow — trust me! It’s not that.  It’s just that there’s very little things I watch. I start watching something, and think it is great and I watch three episodes, but I have other sh-t to do!

Good stuff!  For the full interview, CLICK HERE or any of the other links provided.

THE FLASH hits theaters next year on June 23, 2023.  BATGIRL will be released at some point in 2023. – Bill “Jett” Ramey