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New Flash Costume & Michael Keaton Batman Revealed At DC FanDome Event

It was recently confirmed that Michael Keaton will indeed reprise his iconic role as Batman in the forthcoming Flash film in the DC Extended Universe. Now at today’s DC FanDome event director Andy Muschietti, producer Barbara Muschietti, screenwriter Christina Hodson and star Ezra Miller revealed concept art showing the new Flash costume as well as Keaton returning as The Dark Knight!

Ben Affleck is also set to appear in the film as once again as Batman. In addition to The Flash, Affleck will be seen in the role in a slightly different fashion with the notorious Zack Snyder’s Justice League, an extended and tonally different cut of the team-up blockbuster that is set to premiere on HBO Max sometime next year.

Michael Keaton first took on the cowl in Tim Burton’s 1989 Batman, which proved a critical and commercial hit and helped pave the way for the comic book genre’s future box office domination. and his performance has largely been considered one of the best iterations of the character, despite initial hesitation from fans. He would return to the role in 1992’s Batman Returns with Burton directing, and after the financial success and continued positive reviews, the studio began development on a third installment, though quit after Burton was pushed out and replaced with Joel Schumacher, who would go on to direct Val Kilmer in Batman Forever and George Clooney in Batman & Robin.

Warner Bros. first revealed that their Flash film would be inspired by Geoff Johns and Andy Kubert’s Flashpoint comic as early as 2017, with the studio even going so far as to change the movie’s title to Flashpoint for a while before reverting it back to simply The Flash.

The Flash is scheduled to arrive in theaters on July 1, 2022.

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Ben Affleck & Michael Keaton Confirmed For The Flash Movie

After word first broke in June that Michael Keaton was in talks to reprise his role as The Dark Knight in the forthcoming Flash film in the DC Extended Universe, Vanity Fair has now brought word that both Keaton and Ben Affleck are set to appear as Batman!

After initially retiring from the role due to his personal problems and the toll it was taking on him, Affleck seems to be on a more positive path and has agreed to return as Bruce Wayne for one more film in the upcoming Flash alongside Keaton in a “substantial” role, according to director Andy Muschietti. The former received the latest script for the long-developed project last week and subsequently agreed to join the film, while the latter appears to have finally closed his deal, and Muschietti says the reason they sought out Affleck to return was to establish the contrast between the alternate universes the titular speedster visits.

“His Batman has a dichotomy that is very strong, which is his masculinity—because of the way he looks, and the imposing figure that he has, and his jawline —but he’s also very vulnerable,” Muschietti said. “He knows how to deliver from the inside out, that vulnerability. He just needs a story that allows him to bring that contrast, that balance. [Affleck’s[ a very substantial part of the emotional impact of the movie. The interaction and relationship between Barry and Affleck’s Wayne will bring an emotional level that we haven’t seen before. It’s Barry’s movie, it’s Barry’s story, but their characters are more related than we think. They both lost their mothers to murder, and that’s one of the emotional vessels of the movie. That’s where the Affleck Batman kicks in.”

Alongside looking to capitalize on the fanbases for both iterations of the character, DC is looking to use the Batmen appearances as a launch point for introducing the concept of the multiverse to mainstream audiences so as to create a way for all of the different factions of the Warner Bros. and DC fandom to come together while still acknowledging their separation. The multiverse concept is one that has been used on the small screen for The CW’s Arrowverse, with Grant Gustin’s Flash coming face-to-face with Ezra Miller’s big screen iteration in the Crisis on Infinite Earths crossover earlier this year.

With his troubled past in the role being well-known in the news, producer Barbara Muschietti revealed they were concerned Affleck would not be interested in returning to the role given his road to recovery since departing, but that now that he’s in a “very different time in his life” he was “very open to it” when he was approached for Flash.

“We are all human and go through great times in our lives and terrible times in our lives,” Muschietti said. “Right now he’s in a place where he can actually enjoy being Batman. It’s a pivotal role, but at the same time it’s a fun part. This movie is a bit of a hinge in the sense that it presents a story that implies a unified universe where all the cinematic iterations that we’ve seen before are valid. It’s inclusive in the sense that it is saying all that you’ve seen exists, and everything that you will see exists, in the same unified multiverse.”

In addition to The Flash, Affleck will once again be seen in the role in a slightly different fashion with the notorious Zack Snyder’s Justice League, an extended and tonally different cut of the team-up blockbuster that is set to premiere on HBO Max sometime next year.

Keaton first took on the cowl in Tim Burton’s 1989 Batman, which proved a critical and commercial hit and helped pave the way for the comic book genre’s future box office domination. and his performance has largely been considered one of the best iterations of the character, despite initial hesitation from fans. He would return to the role in 1992’s Batman Returns with Burton directing, and after the financial success and continued positive reviews, the studio began development on a third installment, though quit after Burton was pushed out and replaced with Joel Schumacher, who would go on to direct Val Kilmer in Batman Forever and George Clooney in Batman & Robin.

Warner Bros. first revealed that their Flash film would be inspired by Geoff Johns and Andy Kubert’s Flashpoint comic as early as 2017, with the studio even going so far as to change the movie’s title to Flashpoint for a while before reverting it back to simply The Flash.

The Flash is scheduled to arrive in theaters on July 1, 2022.

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Batman Returns! Michael Keaton In Talks To Play Bruce Wayne In The Flash Movie 

After nearly 30 years, Michael Keaton is in talks to return to the role of Batman, to appear alongside Ezra Miller in Warner Bros.’ upcoming movie “The Flash,” TheWrap has learned exclusively. Talks with Keaton are in the very early stages, it is far from a sure thing, and can go either way. No details are currently available about how big or small Keaton’s role is.

That plot will introduce general audiences to the idea of the multiverse, one of the of core concepts underpinning DC Comics. For the non fanboy set, the multiverse refers to a shifting number of alternate universes that coexist within the larger reality depicted in DC comics. Originally created to explain various contradictory changes the company’s characters experienced over decades, it allows several different versions of the same characters to simultaneously exist and, occasionally, interact. Matt Reeves upcoming “The Batman” will not be affected and Robert Pattinson’s Bruce Wayne is still viewed as the future of the franchise.

One notable component is the idea that in every single universe, Earth is always home to a larger than normal number of superpowered heroes and villains whose actions often have galaxy-spanning consequences.

DC has been planting the seeds of the multiverse for the last several years. It was introduced in The CW’s “Arrowverse” franchise, with “Supergirl” and “Black Lightning” expressly established as being in separate universes from “Arrow,” “The Flash,” and “Legends of Tomorrow.” But most recently, during The CW’s crossover event “Crisis on Infinite Earths,” movies such as “Wonder Woman” and “Justice League” were confirmed as part of the Arrowverse multiverse when the Barry Allen played by Grant Gustin on The CW encountered Miller’s Barry Allen.

And while it’s still not known how the multiverse concept will play out in other future DC Comics movies, it certainly expands the available options for Warner Bros as it develops them. Just in case it wants to find a way to pit Joaquin Phoenix’s Joker against, say, the current version of Aquaman.

Keaton first played Batman/Bruce Wayne in Tim Burton’s 1989 blockbuster of the same name, a critical and financial success that changed how superhero films were viewed — and paved the way for the genre’s future box office domination. Keaton’s casting was initially controversial among fans, as he was primarily known for broad comedies. But his performance, particularly how he used his comedic background in his portrayal of Bruce Wayne to differentiate it from Batman, was widely praised and is now recognized as an seminal moment in comic book films.

Keaton last played Batman in 1992’s “Batman Returns,” but quit the role during development of a third film after Burton was pushed out as director and replaced with Joel Schumacher, who took the series in a campier direction with 1995’s “Batman Forever” and its much-reviled 1997 follow up “Batman & Robin.”

But “The Flash” will disregard the latter two entries entirely, and explore what Keaton’s version of Batman has been up since we last saw him. Loosely based on the 2011 DC Comics crossover event “Flashpoint” — previously announced as the film’s title at Comic-Con 2017 — the story sees Ezra Miller’s Barry Allen travel back in time to prevent the death of his mother. The result? Allen inadvertently creates another universe protected by Michael Keaton’s Batman, now 30 years older.

“It: Chapter Two” director Andrés Muschietti is set to direct “The Flash” movie from the latest draft of the script from “Birds of Prey” writer Christina Hodson. Barbara Muschietti and Michael Disco are producing.

Reprinted from Yahoo Entertainment LINK

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The Flash Variant Cover By Rafael Grampá Is For Sale

This rare and incredible The Flash variant cover created by one of my favorite artists, Rafael Grampá is now available for purchase!

Featuring pencils on 11″ x 17″ art board the stunning image portraying “The Fastest Man Alive” stretching is for sale for $7,000.

In the issue which is due on April 22, The Flash is on the run as The Flash Age continues! Paradox accomplished his mission to make everyone see the Flash as a monster-and now Flash and the Reverse-Flash are trapped in a 25th century Central City that hates the Flash family and legacy. Now a wanted man, Flash must turn to an unexpected place to get help to return to his own time!

More info HERE.

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Watch The Crisis On Infinite Earths Trailer

The CW has released a trailer for their five part crossover event, Crisis On Infinite Earths featuring Arrow, The Flash, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, Supergirl and Batwoman.

In “Crisis on Infinite Earths: Part One”, The Monitor (LaMonica Garrett) sends Harbinger (Audrey Marie Anderson) to gather the worlds’ greatest heroes – Supergirl (Melissa Benoist), The Flash (Grant Gustin), Green Arrow (Stephen Amell), Batwoman (Ruby Rose), White Canary (Caity Lotz), The Atom (Brandon Routh) and Superman (Tyler Hoechlin) – in preparation for the impending Crisis.

With their worlds in imminent danger, the superheroes suit up for battle while J’onn (David Harewood) and Alex (Chyler Leigh) recruit Lena (Katie McGrath) to help them find a way to save the people of Earth-38.

In the second hour, The group uses Ray’s invention to track new recruits to help save the universe. The Monitor sends Iris (Candice Patton), Clark and Lois (Elizabeth Tulloch) in search of a mysterious Kryptonian, while Kate and Kara head out to find Bruce Wayne (Kevin Conroy).

In addition, Mia (Katherine McNamara) challenges Sara, Rory (Dominic Purcell) discovers a hidden talent, and Lex Luthor (Jon Cryer) returns. The 5-episode crossover begins Sunday, December 8 on The CW!

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Andy Muschietti Confirms The Flash Is His Next Film

Director Andy Muschietti has officially confirmed that The Flash will be his next film. This correlates with comments from the film’s star Ezra Miller who recently stated the speedster flick is “absolutely confirmed.”

Muschietti was making the rounds promoting IT: Chapter 2 when Fandango correspondent Nikki Novak asked if The Flash would be his next project, to which the director replied, “Yep.”

He also revealed that the film would not follow in IT’s footsteps in terms of featuring horror elements. “An element of horror? I don’t think so. What captivated me about the Flash is the human drama in it,” he said.“The human feelings and emotions that play in the drama [of it]. It’s going to be fun, too. I can’t promise that there will be any horror [elements in it], really, but it’s a beautiful human story.”

Muschietti’s IT: Chapter 2 opens September 6.

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The CW Superheroes Suit Up

The CW has released a short new trailer to mark the return of their superhero TV shows, which will be back in just two weeks on the network.

The first of the shows that will return is Supergirl on Monday, January 15 at 8 PM. It will kickoff with the “Legion of Superheroes” episode which is described as follows: “Struggling to heal from her injuries inflicted by Reign (Odette Annable), Supergirl (Melissa Benoist) remains in a dreamlike state, unable to be reached. Mon-El (Chris Wood) recruits one of the Legion members, Brainiac-5 (guest star Jesse Rath), to try to bring her back. Meanwhile, Reign continues her rampage on the city so the DEO teams up with the Legion of Superheroes to try to stop her.”

For the remainder of the season, Supergirl will rotate with DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, offering fans 23 consecutive weeks of original programming. Supergirl will air four episodes from January 15 to February 5, with DC’s Legends of Tomorrow taking the time slot from February 12 to April 9. Supergirl will return with its final episodes of the season starting April 16 and concluding on June 18.

The Flash is set to return on Tuesday, January 16 with “The Trial of The Flash” at 8 PM. Though absent from the below trailer, The CW’s new series, Black Lightning, will premiere following the all-new Flash episode, starting at 9 PM ET.

Finally, Arrow will wrap up the super-week, premiering the episode “Divided” on Thursday, January 18.

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The Flash Season 3 Comic-Con: First Look Trailer

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Everything in Barry’s world has changed to become…Flashpoint. The Flash premieres Tuesday, October 4 on The CW.

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The Flash & Supergirl Crossover Trailer

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Warner Bros. TV and CBS have released The Flash and Supergirl crossover trailer! Episode 18 of Supergirl is appropriately titled “World’s Finest” and is officially described as follows:

“Kara gains a new ally when the lightning-fast superhero The Flash (Grant Gustin) suddenly appears from an alternate universe and helps Kara battle Siobhan, aka Silver Banshee, and Livewire in exchange for her help in finding a way to return him home.”

Melissa Benoist leads the cast of Supergirl as the title character alongside Mehcad Brooks as James Olsen, Laura Benanti as Alura Zor-El, Calista Flockhart as Cat Grant, Chyler Leigh as Alexandra “Alex” Danvers, Jeremy Jordan as Winslow “Winn” Schott, Jenna Dewan Tatum as Lucy Lane (sister of Lois), David Harewood as Hank Henshaw, Peter Facinelli as Maxwell Lord, with Dean Cain and Helen Slater.

The Flash and Supergirl crossover is set to air Monday March 28, 2016 at 8 PM ET on CBS.

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Our First Look At Jay Garrick In The Flash Season 2

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A new piece of promotional art for the upcoming season season of “The Flash” has debuted online, straight from The CW’s TCA presentation, and it features our first look at Teddy Sears (“Masters of Sex,” “Raising the Bar”) as Jay Garrick in a live-action recreation of “The Flash” issue #123.

Sears joins a growing list of new stars for the series also including Keiynan Lonsdale as Wally West, Michael Ironside as Lewis Snart, and Shantel VanSanten as Patty Spivot.

“The Flash” stars Grant Gustin as Barry Allen/The Flash, Candice Patton as Iris West, Rick Cosnett as Eddie Thawne, Danielle Panabaker as Caitlin Snow, Carlos Valdes as Cisco Ramon and Jesse L. Martin as Detective Joe West. It’s executive produced by Greg Berlanti, Andrew Kreisberg, David Nutter and Sarah Schechter.

Following the defeat of Barry Allen’s arch-nemesis Eobard Thawne (aka Reverse Flash), Team Flash quickly turned their attention to the singularity swirling high above Central City, which fans last saw consuming everything in its path. Armed with the heart of a hero and the ability to move at super speeds, Barry charged into the eye of the singularity, but will he actually be able to save his city from impending doom?

“The Flash” will premiere its second season on Tuesday, October 6 and 8 PM EST.

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