Hey folks, I have a piece of good news for “Batman” fans: Michael Keaton is reprising his iconic role in the upcoming movie “Batgirl.”
Michael starred in Tim Burton’s 1989 “Batman,” and in the 1992 sequel “Batman Returns,” he is set to return as Bruce alongside Leslie Grace, who will play Batgirl, along with Jacob Scipio J.K. Simmons, and Brendan Fraser.
Warner Bros. denied comment but included Michael’s casting in promotional material distributed to reporters.
In 2022 “Batgirl” will debut, centers on the superheroine, also the daughter of Gotham police commissioner Jim Gordon.
Michael also stars as the Caped Crusader in “The Flash,” a multiverse-spanning story which is directed by Andy Muschietti. This movie plays with alternate worlds, “Flash” also returns Ben as the Batman from “Justice League.”
In a recent interview with Collider, Michael said donning the bat suit in “Flash” was “a little emotional.”
“Just a rush of memories,” he said in August. “Without giving anything away, which I can’t…the introduction (of Batman), is so good that when we walked on and started talking about a couple of shots and the angles, I went ‘Whoa, this is big. This is great.’ I don’t even mean for me. Just the imagery, it’s great. And reminiscent, to some degree, of Tim Burton.”
Michael starred in the quirky best picture Oscar winner movie “Birdman.” He had a supporting role in Marvel’s blockbuster “Spider-Man: Homecoming.” Recently he starred in “The Protege” and “Morbius.”