Michael Keaton will NOT be the main Batman of the DCEU

Michael Keaton will NOT be the main Batman of the DCEU
Since it was announced that Michael Keaton will return to take on the role of Batman alongside Ben Affleck in The Flash film with Ezra Miller (slated for 2022), excitement and speculation has started to circulate frantically. Thanks to his role in Tim Burton films, Keaton has remained in the hearts of many fans, and many of them have long been asking to see him return as Bruce Wayne in a Batman Beyond movie, which just recently is receiving is among the most active trends on social media.

This hype was raised in particular by a wrong news circulating that Keaton was chosen as the main Batman of the DCEU, thus going to replace Ben Affleck. The confusion started with an article in The New York Times by Brooks Barnes with an interview with Walter Hamada, president of DC Films, about the theatrical releases scheduled for 2022. Having already confirmed that the company will embrace the concept of the multiverse, Hamada said during this interview:

“Coming up, for example, Warner Bros. will have two different film sagas involving Batman - played by two actors. several - running simultaneously. "

Following the article, a Twitter user asked Brooks Barnes a multiple question:


- Brooks Barnes (@brooksbarnesNYT) January 2, 2021

“Based on your piece about Hamada, some have interpreted that WB is producing two Batman franchises, one with Pattinson and one with a new actor. Is that correct, or were you referring to Keaton as the second Batman as part of a non-Batman saga? "

Many have interpreted Barnes's response as confirming Michael Keaton would be the second Batman that DC Films will focus its second saga on. Some newspapers, on the other hand, have simply not understood the resonance of the misunderstanding and have titled that Keaton would be the main Batman in The Flash. None of this, as Barnes himself explains in a subsequent post:

Been offline (moving apartments) and return to see this Michael Keaton craziness. I was referring to the * one film * that Keaton has been announced as being in, not a set of his own Batman films. If I had info on him beyond "The Flash," I would have obviously put it in my article

- Brooks Barnes (@brooksbarnesNYT) January 5, 2021

“I've been offline (moving) and come back to see this Michael Keaton madness. I was referring to the * only movie * in which Keaton was announced, not a series of Batman movies with him. If I had had any information about him beyond The Flash I would obviously have included it in my article. "

In short, the journalist was simply saying that Keaton will be the second Batman in The Flash.

At the moment, therefore, there is no "main Batman", also because this is precisely what the concept of multiverse. The only Batman in DC Films' future for now is Robert Pattinson, and it will be unlikely that other projects will be revealed before his film approaches.

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