Michael Keaton’s Batman solo project would have been destroyed by Warner Bros. Discovery. At least, according to a new report.
Warner Bros. would have removed Michael Keaton’s Batman movie. Insider Jeff Sneider shared on The Hot Mic that the studio was developing a solo movie of the Bat Man. It would star the veteran actor, continuing the story after his return in The Flash. However, after DC Studios will be formed in October with the hiring of James Gunn and Peter Safran, the duo reportedly canceled plans that would have brought Keaton back as the Caped Crusader.
In addition to the removal of Michael Keaton’s Batman project, it is said that Christina Hodson, who also wrote the scripts for Birds of Prey, The Flash and the canceled Batgirl movie, was the author of the new bat-story. A personal bet by Warner Bros. Discovery that has not gone well.
The film was going to be a very interesting adaptation
— Umberto González (@elmayimbe) December 9, 2022
Umberto González, a journalist for The Wrap, joined the report, noting that this film was, in fact, being developed as an adaptation of Batman Beyond, an animated television series from the late 1990s/early 2000s that focused on an elderly Bruce Wayne trying to fight crime in a futuristic Gotham City. Michael Keaton would have fit the role perfectly. However, Warner Bros. has backtracked on its latest changes.
Michael Keaton’s return as Batman has brought a certain level of excitement for DC fans over the past couple of years, with this being his first appearance as Batman in over 30 years. And, according to this Warner rumor, even he was on his way to getting his own solo movie after the events that occur in The Flashthough how exactly he plays into the story with such vague details is still a mystery.