The first look at the Michael Keaton Batman-inspired Batmobile from the 2023 DC movie The Flash has been revealed via toy merchandising images being shared online. The Flash confirmed a couple of years back that Michael Keaton would be reprising his role as Batman for the first time since his last outing as the character in Tim Burton’s The Batman Returns which was released in 1992. Michael Keaton played the iconic role of Bruce Wayne in Batman, which was released in 1989, and the sequel that followed The Batman Returns, eventually hanging up his cape by opting out of the 1995 film Batman Forever which featured Val Kilmer taking up the mantle.
It has been over 30 years since Michael Keaton has been seen on the big screen as the caped crusader, agreeing to play the character once again after years of fans begging for more. Despite stepping away from the role back in the early 90s, Keaton has always shown appreciation for being a part of that world, even quoting the famous “I’m Batman” line in various filmed outings that always sparks joy from DC fans. In The Flash, Barry Allen who is played by Ezra Miller is seen to be meddling with the multiverse similar to the Flashpoint comic storyline, which is what will explain the return of Michael Keaton’s Batman. In the teaser trailer for the movie, we are treated to a very short snippet of the Batmobile, however, it is sadly covered in a protective sheet to save the reveal for a later date.
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First Look At The 2023 Batmobile Revealed
One of the most anticipated Batman-related moments for DC’s The Flash movie is the reveal of the Michael Keaton Batman-Inspired Batmobile, due to the heavily teased moment from the teaser trailer. Well, we finally have our first look at the official design via new toy merchandising images being shared on social media, which provides the iconic Tim Burton Batman-era vehicle in all its glory. In the images of the recently shared toy merchandise, the full Batmobile is revealed alongside two figurines of the “Young Barry” Flash and Michael Keaton Batman, which you can see below.
The toy’s box description notes that the set includes “Young Barry”, plus Batman and his famous Batmobile, revealing that this may not be the main Ezra Miller Flash character that has appeared in prior projects such as Batman Vs Superman and Justice League. This is in fact the “Young Barry” character, who is either a variant from a completely different universe or simply just a version of the Ezra Miller Flash but from an earlier timeline which are both possible as the movie is set to explore both time travel and the multiverse.
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The Flash is currently set to release in cinemas on the 16th of June, 2023.
Source: Toy Hunters Collective