It’s such a shame that this never ended up happening, but it’s now been revealed that The CW wanted Michael Keaton to cameo as Batman in Crisis On Infinite Earths.
Their Arrowverse crossover event was one of TV’s biggest things to happen this year.
It was huge and it proved to be just as big as The CW’s bosses promised it would be.
They managed to get so many cameos in the crossover event.
They featured the likes of Kevin Conroy as Bruce Wayne. Ezra Miller turned up as The Flash.
We also got Robert Wuhl as Alexander Knox, Burt Ward as Dick Grayson and Wil Wheaton as a Doomsday Prophet.
But that’s not all, Tom Welling returned as Clark Kent and Tom Ellis made a brief appearance as Lucifer.
These were all wonderful to see, and there were so many other cameos in the Crisis On Infinite Earths crossover.
However, it’s since been revealed by FandomWire that we were deprived of what would have been the greatest cameo of them all.
It’s been reported that The CW tried to get Michael Keaton to cameo as Bruce Wayne, a.k.a. Batman.
Michael Keaton could have cameoed as Batman in The CW’s crossover event
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He would have been playing the Tim Burton version of the character in another universe.
What we got in the end instead of a Keaton Batman cameo was a brief look at Earth-89’s Gotham City skyline.
This was accompanied by Danny Elfman’s iconic score and Robert Wuhl’s Alexander Knox wishing that the “big guy” was aware of the red skies that are approaching the city.
Knox was also reading a newspaper in this scene which featured the headline “Batman Captures Joker”.
This doesn’t make much sense as far as Tim Burton’s Batman universe is considered because Batman killed the Joker in the 1989 movie.
It seems as though getting Keaton involved in The CW’s Arrowverse crossover was a step too far for them.
That’s a shame and I’m sure many of you would have loved to have seen Keaton reprise his DC Comics role.
Perhaps one day we’ll get to see Keaton don the cape and cowl once more.
What do you make of this? Would you have liked to have seen Michael Keaton’s Batman in The CW’s Crisis On Infinite Earths?
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