Thirty years after Batman – The Return , Michael Keaton returns to wearing the Batman costume.
His official debut in the DC Extended Universe will take place in The Flash , but in the meantime we can see some photos from the set of Batgirl that portray him in the uniform of the hero.
The aforementioned The Flash will be the last for Ben Affleck ‘s Batman , which will then be replaced – we don’t know how or why – by Michael Keaton ‘s Bruce Wayne . As a result, the latter will also be Barbara Gordon ‘s ( Leslie Grace ) mentor, or at least represent her role model. As expected, the costume looks very similar to that of Batman – Returns , unless it is quite the same.
I remind you that last month we saw the first images from the set with Brendan Fraser and those with JK Simmons , as well as the official image of the costume. The latter was criticized by some fans, prompting the prompt response of co-director Adil El Arbi . The release is expected in 2022 on HBO Max , but a date is not yet available.
You can see the shots below.
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The cast includes Leslie Grace ( Barbara Gordon / Batgirl ), JK Simmons ( Commissioner James Gordon ), Jacob Scipio ( Killer Moth ), Brendan Fraser ( Firefly ), Michael Keaton ( Bruce Wayne ), Ethan Kai , Rebecca Front , Corey Johnson and Jacob Scipio .
The film will be directed by Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah , who got noticed in 2020 for Bad Boys For Life . The two directors have also directed an unknown number of episodes of Ms. Marvel .
The Batgirl script was written by Christina Hodson , the same as Bumblebee, Birds of Prey and the upcoming The Flash . The production is curated by Kristin Burr .