Micheal Keaton back has Batman???

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pepperbone

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In the Flashpoint comics (and the Flashpoint movie that ALREADY EXISTS)...
the alternate-timeline Batman was Thomas Wayne, Bruce's father. Bruce was shot in the alley, Thomas became Batman, and Martha became the Joker. Bat-Dad used guns, notably the one used to kill Bruce. But my problem is that they already cast Jeffrey Dean Morgan in the part for the DCEU movies. If they want a good Thomas Wayne Batman, casting Negan would be better than the wink-wink to the audience of a Keaton Batman.
Casting Keaton as Old Batman makes me think they're going to try a Batman Beyond thing, based on the Burton-verse. If they're doing alternate realities, I REALLY want a Batman ('66) Beyond. It would take place 50 years after the 1966 series, with similar humor, silliness, and production designs, but also with a slightly darker tone for 2016
I was at WB in 2010 when there was a small internal push for a live action Batman Beyond film. The idea back then was to have Clint Eastwood play Bruce Wayne.
 

Sundowner

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Some official concept art

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sbaxter

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Personally, I could buy an older Keaton as a still active Batman. For a 60 something year old man, Keaton still looks pretty good and with a little gym time he could still be quite convincing as being still in fit and in top shape, if a bit slower.
I could buy it as well -- to the extent that I bought it in the first place. I mean, I was initially puzzled over the casting choice back in the day, but after seeing the movie it hit me that it was brilliant for the story being presented. The idea, at least as I interpreted it, is that Bruce Wayne is crazy to do what he does, and having the rather nondescript Keaton play the role, rather than someone who looks obviously like an "Olympic-level athlete" (as the old DC Who's Who comics often described these characters), just helps to drive that point home. In reality, no matter what kind of crazy-level fit, limber and athletic Bruce Wayne might be, how long would he really last against the foes he faces, doing the things he is depicted as doing? It would only begin to make sense if his suit were something similar to Tony Stark's Iron Man suits.

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Usagi Pilgrim

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Another thing that intrigued me was the state of the costume. I can't tell if it's supposed to look dusty or if that's the texture of the suit.

Knowing that there'll be multiple Batmen in this film, I'm wondering if there's someone going through the different Earths taking out the World's Greatest Detective in each one.
 

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Prop Collector

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Kilmer, Clooney, O'Donnell, Bale AND Nicohlas Cage as Superman in Keatons DCU. Oh lawd let this happen!

Isn't Kilmer unable to act as a result of his battle with throat cancer?
 

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