Today of all days I believe I live in a multiverse or WB/DC just thought “fuck it” you want some really juicy fucking shit? Well, it’s coming in threes.
First, we had the teaser trailer for Zack Snyder’s Justice League, which removed all the air from my lungs due to excitement.
This was followed up by Matt Reeves not wanting to get upstaged and unveiled the first official logo of The Batman in all its beautiful red glory.
Now, Ben Affleck, after officially retiring as Batman to live his best life getting healthy and happy again. Sees the love of his incarnation of Bruce Wayne in Batman v Superman and without a doubt in the upcoming ZSJL, looks intensely at his Batsuit and is COMING BACK!?!
Vanity Fair has revealed The Argo director has agreed to come as The Dark Knight for one more time for The Flash movie.
So not only will we be getting the return of Michael Keaton, but now Affleck too? I mean surely we’re getting Christian Bale and the other two Batmen? Because I’d laugh so much if we see George Clooney appear.
The Flash movie will be a loose adaptation of DC’s highly popular 2011 Flashpoint series where Scarlet Speedster Barry Allen, played by Ezra Miller, breaks the bounds of physics to crush into various parallel dimensions, where he’ll encounter slightly different versions of DC’s classic heroes.
IT director Andy Muschietti, who will be helming the superhero flick, spoke to the prestigious magazine about how this happened and Affleck receiving the script last week and agreeing to join the project THIS WEEK.
“He’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”, the filmmaker stated.
Muschietti reaffirms it will still be a Flash movie, “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.”
He adds his excitement of working with the Oscar winner on both sides of the camera, saying “he understands.” Meanwhile, as stated above, Affleck isn’t the only Batman appearing with Muschietti saying Keaton’s Batman from 1989 Tim Burton film has a “substantial” part.
It’s a shame this story couldn’t be held until The Flash panel at DC FanDome because this would’ve broken Twitter as it’s doing now. Still, either way, this is terrific news and Affleck can get a proper farewell compared to the theatrical Justice League and an interview with Jimmy Kimmel.