Michael Keaton says playing Batman again is ‘shockingly normal’
Last year we learned that Michael Keaton would put on the famous hood and reprise his role as Batman in the upcoming DC movie. Flash. Keaton portrayed the Caped Crusader in the 1989s Batman, and again in the 1992 film The return of Batman. In a recent interview with Jake hamilton while pressing for The protected, Keaton was asked about his experience returning to the role of Bruce Wayne after so many years.
âIt was shockingly normal. It was strange. And like, I was like, “Oh, oh yeah, that’s right,” Keaton explained. âBut also, when you start to act out the scenes, it was like a lot of memories … a lot of really interesting memories, like sensory memories, actually. [like muscle memory]. âJust like riding a bike or driving a car, playing Bruce Wayne is ingrained in Keaton’s mind and body.
After three decades away from the character, it’s quite remarkable how easy Keaton finds it to access such an iconic, larger-than-life character. Then again, Keaton is an incredibly seasoned actor who is fully invested in a role, so his character preparation must be sharp. It has not revealed whether or not Bruce Wayne will utter the famous line “I’m Batman” in. Flash, but seeing as his return is incredibly nostalgic, one can only hope.
Flash will see Ezra Miller reprise her role as Barry Allen / The Flash. Kara Zor-El / Supergirl to star Sasha Calle and Ben Affleck to star another version of Batman from DC Extended Universe. Ron Livingston is expected to appear as Henry Allen. Saoirse-Monica Jackson and Rudy Mancuso are also attached to the cast in currently undisclosed roles.
You can catch Keaton as Batman in Flash when it hits theaters on November 4, 2022.
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