The Flash Film Drops a Bloody Batman Teaser With Watchmen Overtones
The Flash director Andy Muschietti shared a bloody teaser to herald the return of Michael Keaton's Batman.
The image features the iconic yellow-and-black chest emblem from Keaton's suit in 1989's Batman. However, the drops of blood evoke the iconic Comedian button from Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons' Watchmen.
In June 2020, it was announced that Keaton's Batman would appear in The Flash, which will lean heavily into the concept of the multiverse. However, Keaton himself cast doubt on this in March 2021, saying, "I’m really into work right now. I don’t know why, but I am, and so, yeah, I mean, you know, to tell you the truth, somewhere on my iPad is an iteration of the whole Flash thing that I haven’t had time yet. I called them and said, I have to be honest with you. I can’t look at anything right now. I’m so deep into this thing I’m doing. Also, I’m prepping a thing I’m producing and getting ready to do down the road in the fall that I’ll be in, and I feel responsible to that. So, yeah, there is that. I’m not being cute or coy. If I talked about it, I’ll be just bullsh*tting you. I don’t really know. I have to look at the last draft." His return was eventually confirmed in April.
Directed by Andy Muschietti from a script by Christina Hodson, The Flash stars Ezra Miller, Michael Keaton, Ben Affleck, Sasha Calle, Kiersey Clemons, Ron Livingston, Maribel Verdú, Saroise-Monica Jackson and Rudy Mancuso. The film arrives in theaters Nov. 4, 2022.