Danny DeVito has weighed in on Michael Keaton’s return as Batman in The Flash solo movie. The actor recently spoke with Comicbook.com about his new movie, The One and Only Ivan. DeVito, who played Penguin alongside Keaton in Batman Returns, expressed his excitement to see the actor back in action.
“I think it’s great,” DeVito said. “I think it’s a great series and I think it’s a wonderful story and it’s a lot of fun and a lot of energy and I loved Oswald Cobblepot, and I love Tim Burton. We’ve done four or five movies together. I can’t wait for him to come up with the next one, whatever we’re gonna do together.”
It was recently revealed that Keaton, who played Batman in both Batman and Batman Returns, will be returning to the role for The Flash solo movie. Details are largely still being kept under wraps. The film is expected to be a loose adaptation of the Flashpoint storyline. It involves Barry Allen messing with the timeline, resulting in a bizarre alternate version of the DC universe.
In the comics, it is Thomas Wayne, Bruce Wayne’s father, who becomes Batman. It seems the story will be adjusted to accommodate Burton’s version of the Caped Crusader. Based on DeVito’s comments, one can’t help but wonder if Penguin might be on the table for a return as well.
Andy Muschietti (IT) is set to direct the long-gestating solo movie. Ezra Miller will reprise his role as Barry Allen. The project has been stuck in development hell for years, with multiple filmmakers working on it in that time. Miller will next be seen in The Snyder Cut of Justice League. The alternate version of 2017’s superhero team-up is set to arrive on HBO Max sometime next year.
Here is the synopsis for Zack Snyder’s Justice League.
“In Justice League, fueled by his restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman’s selfless act, Bruce Wayne enlists the help of his newfound ally, Diana Prince, to face an even greater enemy. Together, Batman and Wonder Woman work quickly to find and recruit a team of metahumans to stand against this newly awakened threat. But despite the formation of this unprecedented league of heroes—Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Cyborg and The Flash—it may already be too late to save the planet from an assault of catastrophic proportions.”
The Flash solo movie is currently set to hit theaters on July 1, 2022.
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