The Flash, a movie that at one point was widely considered to be on the proverbial chopping block due to a slew of controversies surrounding its star, debuted a new trailer amid last night’s Super Bowl proceedings.
The new trailer sees Ezra Miller starring as Barry Allen, a.k.a. The Flash, marking the character’s first standalone entry. Miller, who last month struck a plea deal in their Vermont burglary case, previously portrayed the character in previous DC films including Justice League.
For many, the trailer was particularly notable due to it featuring Michael Keaton’s return as Batman. Of course, it should go without saying that Keaton is considered by many to have delivered the definitive Batman performances with Tim Burton’s Batman and Batman Returns in 1989 and 1992, respectively.
Back in August 2021, Keaton shared some insight as to what ultimately inspired him to step back into the Batsuit.
“Frankly, in the back of my head, I always thought, ‘I bet I could go back and nail that motherfucker,’ ” Keaton told the Hollywood Reporter at the time. “And so I thought, ‘Well, now that they’re asking me, let me see if I can pull that off.’ ”
Below, see what fans are saying about Keaton’s return to the role. The Flash is now slated to hit theaters on June 16.