Finally, The Flash is already in theaters, ready for DC fans to meet certain well-known Batmans again. One of them is that of Michael Keaton, who once again plays a Bruce Wayne who has been through a lot since the last time we saw him in 1992.
fans of DCcould you see Flash Or are you organizing to go see it in the next few days? From now on we warn you to hurry up and be careful with the spoilers that are going around on the networks and in certain notes (like this one). As you know, this installment directed by the Argentine Andy Muschietti not only shows us a Barry Allen traveling in time, but also to different batmans. The return that we are going to talk about next is that of michael keatonwhom we do not see in the role of bruce wayne since 1992.
After starring Batman from 1989 and its 1992 sequel, Batman Returns, Michael Keaton he had no better idea than to put on the suit, cape and mask of the Dark Knight for one last adventure with some other heroes of the night. DC Comics in Flash. Be careful, from here on out there are spoilers for the movie. However, while we did not see him for 31 years, the bruce wayne of keaton he kept fighting crime and living his life. As we get into the new movie, this Batman reveals some details about what happened to him during those years.
Before we start talking about spoilers, we remind you that in Flash “worlds will collide when Barry use your superpowers to travel through time and change the events of the past”. However, when his attempt to save the family from him inadvertently alters the future, Barry will be trapped in a reality in which the general Zod is back, threatening annihilation, and there are no superheroes to turn to. Unless Barry I can get a Batman very different from his retirement and rescuing an imprisoned Kryptonian… even if it’s not the one he’s looking for.
“Ultimately, to save the world he finds himself in and return to the future he knows, the only hope of Barry is to run for your life. But will it be enough to make the ultimate sacrifice to restart the universe?”says the synopsis of the film Warner Bros.
Now yes, let’s talk about bruce wayne of Keaton. One of the first details that makes us clear Flash is that the two films of Joel Schumacherwhich were intended to be set in the same universe as those of Tim Burton, they are not canon. The movie of muschietti ignores the events of the third and fourth entries of the franchise, Batman Forever (1995) and batman and robin (1997), suggesting that they occurred in a different universe.
In this way, the Batman of michael keaton never had companions like Robin either batwomanwhom we saw in Batman Forever and batman and robin. However, at one point Flash hints that we might meet a new Robin in the future, since Barry saves a child who “coincidentally” is named Dick. Is the debut of Dick Grayson in it DCU?
Despite not having mates or a bat-family, the bruce wayne of keaton he doesn’t seem to have drama in teaming up with other superheroes. What’s more, it works more than well together with Flash and Supergirl in the film. Even at one point Bruce he accepts the idea of forming a new Justice League with his new companions.
Another detail that we learned about the life of the Batman of keaton (sad, but expected) is the death of the dear Alfred Pennyworthplayed in the original franchise by Michael Gough. Although the faithful butler and father figure of Bruce He was already quite a few years old when we last saw him, in Flash we see that wayne something is lost without Alfred (And not to mention the conditions in which his mansion is).
Something positive that tells us Batman of his life is the reason why he retired and decided to hang up his cape. It wasn’t because of a huge defeat or because he was tired, but because he was finally able to end crime in Gotham City, making it one of the safest cities in the country. In this way we can say that the Batman of keaton is one of the most effective versions of the character.
But this is not all. Another thing that makes us clear Flash is the intelligence of Bruce Wayne. Although this information is nothing new, the film reveals that Bruce not only fully understands Barry about his scientific talk of the multiverse, but also corrects his theory. It’s known that Bruce He is very intelligent, but he is also Barry (and more on scientific topics).
In addition to being much smarter and knowing about the multiverse, the Batman Keaton’s also greatly improved his fighting and martial arts skills. Remember that in the original movies, keaton he did not have much mobility due to a rather restrictive suit. This, luckily, changes in Flashas we see him fight different enemies and hold his own in each case, no matter how tough the odds.
Despite everything he lived through Batmanhe Bruce of keaton He loves being the Dark Knight and fighting crime in this universe. Though he had hung up his cloak, Bruce does not hesitate to help Barry. What’s more, in a scene where we see him stitch up a gunshot wound, Bruce smile.
However, as Vox Dei would say in its theme Presente: “Everything has an end, everything ends”. The closure of Flash gives us to understand that the Batman of keaton dies when the two Flashes try to reverse time and stop the General Zod. Although they do not confirm the death of Batman/Bruce Waynewe can assume that he did not survive any of the alternate timelines created by Barry Allen.
Directed by Andy MuschiettiThe Flash It has a cast made up of: Ezra Miller, Sasha Calle, Michael Shannon, Ron Livingston, Maribel Verdú, Kiersey Clemons, Antje Traue, Michael Keaton, among others. The film is produced by Barbara Muschietti and Michael Disco, while the script is from Christina Hodson, with a screen story of John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein and Joby Harold. The executive producers are Toby Emmerich, Walter Hamada, Galen Vaisman, and Marianne Jenkins. Flash is now available in theaters.