After showing the actor as Batman in The Flash trailer, new photos now show a first look at Michael Keaton’s Bruce Wayne in the upcoming movie. A specific detail that people can see solidifies that Keaton’s Batman in the upcoming The Flash movie is indeed Bruce, not his father Thomas, as others seem to believe.
Because this June will deliver the cinematic adaptation of Flashpoint, a huge part of the audience believes that Keaton’s Batman in the movie is not Bruce but his father, Thomas, as that was so in the comics and the animated series.
However, the latest photo, as well as a photo that surfaced in June 2021, signifies, he is the Bruce Wayne of the 1989 and 1992 Tim Burton Batman movies.
Michael Keaton’s Bruce Wayne In The Flash First Look
Undeniably, Keaton’s appearance is, of course, more of the seasoned vigilante on screen. One can immediately see his advanced age and in the few seconds, he appears in the trailer, his background music is unmistakably playing as he drops into frame.
Yes, just before he said his line. He is the Batman of the Tim Burton movies, Batman and Batman Returns.
Even though the upcoming The Flash movie will use the Flashpoint story first released in comics in 2011 by Geoff Johns and Andy Kubert, the movie’s older Batman is still Bruce Wayne.
Instagram’s acomicsll show Keaton looking into the camera. It is unclear, though, whether he is in character or this is an in-between takes. What is evident is that he is not in his Batsuit. Instead, he is in something that looks like overalls.
Something one wears when they are in a workshop of some sort. I can only presume this is the part where Bruce re-creates the conditions to jumpstart Barry Allen back into the speedforce in the story.
As in the Flashpoint comics and animated series, this task was accomplished by Thomas Wayne. When Barry lost his speed powers he came to the Bat Cave to enlist Batman’s help, only to find that Bruce was the one who died on that eventful night. In the upcoming movie, this will be Michael Keaton’s Bruce Wayne.
In the Instagram photo one of the comments pointed out that the actor’s frame is a bit bigger than in his physicality for Bird Man or even as Vulture for Spider-Man: Homecoming. From the photo, his hands and forearm alone indicate that he has more meat on him, quite as if he bulked up for the role.
This, in turn, reminded me of the 1986 comic book depicting a 55-year-old Bruce Wayne coming back as Batman in The Dark Knight Returns. The comic book Frank Miller wrote and illustrated with Klause Janson and coloured by Lynn Varley. It also had its animated adaptation back in 2012 and 2013.
Some Details On Michael Keaton’s Bruce Wayne In The Flash
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What’s more exciting and seals the promise of the upcoming Michael Keaton’s Batman being Bruce Wayne and not Thomas Wayne are the uncanny shadow of scars on his left cheek. This is an attention to detail that did not escape fans of his 1992 movie with the amazing Michelle Pfeiffer’s Catwoman.
In the movie, his face got wounded by Selina Kyle’s claws. These are prominent in the photos that came online from Twitter in 2021. The stolen shot from behind the scenes also depicts Michael Keaton’s Bruce Wayne in a business suit. It clearly shows the character is still the tycoon he is during the day.
In the latest photo, the shadow of scars is less prominent but there are some indications that they are also there. Or perhaps the day beard Bruce had in this particular scene covered the scars. We are not sure.
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