DC details two Batman “film sagas” with Michael Keaton and Robert Pattinson
DC Films have clarified the future of Batman, detailing two separate “film sagas” starring Michael Keaton and Robert Pattinson.
Pattinson is set to star in the forthcoming film The Batman. While Keaton will reprise his role as Batman alongside Ben Affleck in The Flash.
When Keaton was first rumored to be involved with The Flash, it was believed that he would be replacing Affleck as Batman. This is before it was later revealed that both actors would be starring in the film. Pattinson’s Batman would then exist simultaneously in a different saga.
The record has now been set straight on the future of the character. This is according to a new interview with The New York Times. The DC Films president Walter Hamada, explains how the two Batmans will exist at the same time. Affleck and Keaton will be carrying the character forward.
The existence of the two Batmans is described in the interview as “parallel worlds where different versions of the same character exist simultaneously.” He also reveals that, moving forward, the franchise will “have two different film sagas involving Batman – played by two different actors – running at the same time”.
Robert Pattinson has returned to filming The Batman following his coronavirus diagnosis, which temporarily halted production.
The recent production shutdown was not the first for The Batman. Back in March, production halted due to the pandemic after the entire film industry was put on hold. Filming had resumed for only two days back in September before Pattinson’s diagnosis.
The film’s release date has also been pushed back a number of times, having moved from a June 2021 premiere to October 2021. However, it will now be released on March 4, 2022.