Michael Keaton was filled with emotion on “The Flash” set when he first entered the Batcave, which the production design team completely recreated on the film’s production lot, according to director Andy Muschietti, who recently spoke with IGN. Since Keaton hasn’t played Batman/Bruce Wayne since 1992’s “Batman Returns,” this was his first appearance inside the Batcave in nearly 30 years.
Muschietti stated, “When [Keaton] arrived to the set, the Batcave was already finished and it was lit and everything. He stayed like this [eyes wide] for a while. I didn’t want to interrupt him. I just wanted for him to take it in. Who knows what was going on there? But something was going on there.” Muschietti claimed that Keaton even asked him to take a picture of him wearing the Batsuit.
“It was funny because at one point during the scene where we shot him in the full suit, he was like, ‘Can you take a picture? It’s for my grandson,” Muschietti said. “It was one of those moments where he really showed something was inside that was very emotional.”
At CinemaCon, Warner Bros. showed “The Flash” in its entirety for the first time, and Keaton received acclaim for his portrayal of Batman once again. Fans were delighted by the most recent trailer for the movie, which features Keaton repeating his well-known line from 1989’s ‘Batman’: ‘You wanna get nuts? Let’s get nuts.
Keaton expressed his excitement about joining “The Flash” and returning to the role of Batman for a third time in a statement to Variety last year. “It seemed like fun,” he said. “I was curious what it would be like after this many years. Not so much me doing it — obviously, some of that — but I was just curious about it, weirdly, socially. This whole thing is gigantic. They have their entirely own world. So, I like to look at it as an outsider, thinking ‘Holy moly!’”
Keaton commented on the film “The Flash,” “The writing was actually really good. So I thought, why not? It’s cool to drop in and I’m curious to see if I can pull it off.”