The Movie World Lost Its Mind Seeing Michael Keaton Return As Batman In ‘The Flash’ Trailer

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The first trailer for The Flash was released on Super Bowl Sunday and gave comic book movie fans their first look at Michael Keaton as Batman for the first time in over 30 years.

After seeing how excellent Keaton’s Batman looks in live-action, movie fans immediately took to Twitter to share their excitement over seeing how well The Flash seems to have modernized the character.

While DC has been something of a mess for a few years, rumors and reports from within the industry indicate that The Flash is a truly excellent comic book movie.

Everyone seemed to highlight the same scene, which saw Keaton’s Batman in action in a way fans have never seen before.

Here is the official synopsis for The Flash, courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures:

Worlds collide in The Flash when Barry uses his superpowers to travel back in time in order to change the events of the past. But when his attempt to save his family inadvertently alters the future, Barry becomes trapped in a reality in which General Zod has returned, threatening annihilation, and there are no Super Heroes to turn to. That is, unless Barry can coax a very different Batman out of retirement and rescue an imprisoned Kryptonian… albeit not the one he’s looking for. Ultimately, to save the world that he is in and return to the future that he knows, Barry’s only hope is to race for his life. But will making the ultimate sacrifice be enough to reset the universe?

In addition to Ezra Miller as Barry Allen and Michael Keaton as Batman, The Flash stars Sasha Calle, Ben Affleck, Michael Shannon, Ron Livingston, Maribel Verdú, Kiersey Clemons, and Antje Traue, and is currently scheduled to hit theaters in the United States on June 16.

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