Set photos from the production of The Flash reveal the first look at Ben Affleck’s Batman (allegedly), or perhaps his stunt double, which features a new and upgraded Batsuit, along with a colossal Batcycle.
The Flash has been in production for quite a while now with various tidbits of teases from the set offering the public an idea of what to expect from the project. So while Warner Bros. and DC Films have been hush-hush about the storyline of the movie, fans have been speculating about the movie’s narrative.
Recently, a video from Luiz Fernando was taken in Glasgow, Scotland where principal photography is in full swing. The source also claims that this could be Affleck’s Batman going for a spin in Gotham. Check out the photo and clip below:
The Flash will introduce general audiences to the multiverse, or a shifting number of alternate universes that coexist in DC comics. In the film, The Flash (aka Barry Allen) travels back in time to prevent his mother’s murder, which leads to a string of unintentional consequences, such as meeting Batman in a parallel dimension.
Michael Keaton, who reprises his role as Bruce Wayne from the Tim Burton films, has already been spotted on the set of The Flash numerous times. While the presumption is that he returns as Batman, he hasn’t been seen wearing the superhero’s iconic cowl and cape.
Instead, he’s been mostly in a suit, implying that he might only be back as Batman’s alter ego. The standalone project’s multiversal nature allows Keaton and other incarnations of the Dark Knight to appear in the film.
But, since Affleck’s version exists in the same universe as Miller’s Barry Allen, not to mention the pair’s relationship already established in Justice League, it seems more logical to assume he will appear in this Batsuit. The extent of Affleck’s role in The Flash is not yet known, considering the actor has technically hung up the cape.
Directed by Andy Muschietti from a script written by Birds of Prey scribe Christina Hodson, The Flash stars Ezra Miller, Ben Affleck, Michael Keaton, Sasha Calle, Kiersey Clemons, Maribel Verdú, and Ron Livingston. The film will be inspired by the Flashpoint comic storyline, which followed The Flash as he navigated an altered DC Universe. Written by Geoff Johns and penciled by Andy Kuber, Flashpoint radically altered the status of the DC Comics universe and led to the launch of the New 52 titles. It is currently unknown how much inspiration the upcoming Ezra Miller film will take from the comic.
The Flash is races into theaters on November 4, 2022.