Michael Keaton joins Batgirl movie as Tim Burton Batman role

Holy caped comebacks, Batman! In a Bat-tastic casting go extra than a few a long time in the earning, according to The Hollywood Reporter, Michael Keaton is set to as soon as all over again to slide again into his iconic significant-monitor position as Bruce Wayne — this time as the newest addition to the cast of the upcoming Batgirl motion picture bound for HBO Max.

For all those preserving rating, Keaton’s new arrival to the Batgirl solid marks the second approaching DC Comics-dependent film this 12 months which is looked all the way again to the Tim Burton-directed past to uncover the ideal Dim Knight for the career. Keaton, who at first answered the Bat-sign as the Caped Crusader in Burton’s Batman and Batman Returns, is also donning the Batsuit for Warner Bros.’ characteristic movie adaptation of The Flash showcasing Ezra Miller in the title job.

For the HBO Max film, Keaton will be a part of a solid headed up by Leslie Grace as Barbara Gordon (aka Batgirl), who in DC’s original comic ebook canon is the daughter of Gotham law enforcement commissioner Jim Gordon. Filling the elder Gordon’s position will be J.K. Simmons, who 1st portrayed Jim Gordon in 2017’s Justice League. Brendan Fraser is on board as Firefly, the movie’s pyrotechnically gifted villain, with Negative Boys for Lifetime veterans Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah sharing the directors’ chair. THR stories that Batgirl by now has begun generation in London.

Not that admirers want a reminder, but Keaton broke what had come to be an prolonged dearth of Bruce Wayne on the massive display when he teamed with director Tim Burton to revive a person of DC’s most beloved heroes, beginning in 1989 with Batman and followed four decades later by the Burton-helmed sequel, 1992’s Batman Returns.

Just before Keaton’s first Batman movie, it experienced been a lot more than two many years given that Gotham City’s savior had gotten a feature-duration film all to himself, with Adam West (Batman) and Burt Ward (Robin) bringing their Television set collection characters to lifestyle on the major display screen in 1966 with 20th Century Fox’s Batman.

There’s no early phrase on when Batgirl will debut at HBO Max, but fans won’t have to wait around way too very long to glimpse Keaton back again in motion in his unique 1980s Batsuit (no, genuinely — we’re getting fully major). View for Keaton to share the monitor with Miller alongside Ben Affleck (also as Batman it is intricate) and Sasha Calle as Supergirl when The Flash, directed by Andy Muschietti, speeds into theaters on Nov. 4 of future yr.