Talk of another Batman being brought back into the upcoming The Flash movie is getting louder, and it’s being reported that there could be a surprising cameo from George Clooney’s version of Bruce Wayne in the DC Studios movie. So many fans have been talking about this rumour on social media that it’s ended up getting to DC Studios’ co-CEO James Gunn’s ears.
Some of those DC fans even asked Gunn on Twitter whether the rumours that Clooney could be joining the DCU were true, which he immediately shot down. However, George Clooney not being DCU’s Batman doesn’t mean he can’t appear in future projects.
Recent rumours suggesting that the Tomorrowland and Gravity actor could very be appearing in the upcoming Scarlet Speedster’s theatrical adaptation are starting to spread around the Internet.
Surprising Cameo Of Upcoming The Flash Might Be George Clooney
The Weekly Planet hosts Nick Mason and James Clement revealed during their “Hot Scoop of Shot of Poop” segment (via The Direct) that George Clooney could be returning as his version of Batman in the movie’s post or mid-credits scene.
One of the podcast’s listeners claimed that they were there when the actor came on set to shoot the scene in which Ezra Miller played The Flash and Clooney played his version of Bruce Wayne. The scene suggests that Miller’s Barry Allen finds himself in the universe where Clooney’s Batman exits.
The official trailer did show three versions of Barry Allen, so maybe each one has his own Batman? As the one who shared this information stated, the scene may or may not be included in the upcoming movie.
However, they did claim that the scene had been shot. Specifically, the listener-turned-source said that it could be a cameo for a post or mid-credit scene. Here’s what they had to say on the matter:
Ezra [Miller’s] Flash [approached] Bruce from behind. When he turns around it’s Clooney, not [Michael] Keaton.
The source even said that he isn’t sure whether the decision-makers of the production will use this scene or decide to scrap it. If they mean to keep this and add it to the movie, Ezra Miller’s The Flash will have not one, or even two, but three Batmans … or is it Batmen?
The Flash is reportedly going to release the floodgates of DC’s own multiverse. Barry Allen has always been the key to different universes in DC’s comics and TV shows. Whenever there’s something involving the Multiverse in anything DC-related, Barry tends to be at the centre of it all.
George Clooney’s Batman Possibly Showing Up In The Flash
George Clooney starred as billionaire business tycoon Bruce Wayne by day and caped crusader Batman by night in the 1997 Batman & Robin. His Batman, directed by Joel Schumacher, had Chris O’Donnell’s Dick Grayson, who eventually became Robin. Joining them in the cast were Alicia Silverstone, who portrayed Barbara Wilson, who then became Batgirl in the movie, and Michael Gough as Alfred Pennyworth.
The movie had two main villains, Arnold Schwarzenegger as Mr. Freeze and Uma Thurman as Poison Ivy. Although the movie also had Jeep Swenson as Bane, he was more like one of Ivy’s brute henchmen. The movie’s Bane alone was a huge disappointment to fans.
Needless to say, Clooney’s version isn’t a Batman movie fans remember with too much fondness. It only has a 12% rating on Rotten Tomatoes with a 16% audience score. Still, the movie managed to break even, bringing in $238M from a $125M budget.
Bringing this version of Batman back to the big screen would be an interesting scene and would expand the DC Universe’s Multiverse. Even though Clooney’s current age could fit with the narrative for the upcoming The Brave and The Bold project under Gunn’s Chapter 1: Gods and Monsters, the studio co-CEO himself said that Clooney isn’t the DCU’s Batman.
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