News Movies News | Written by Laura Potier 23/12/2021

Michael Keaton’s Batman To Star In BATGIRL

Michael Keaton's Caped Crusader is answering the Batsignal once again, this time opposite DC's Barbara Gordon, aka Batgirl. As per Deadline, Keaton will reprise his original role from Tim Burton's 1989 Batman, which he played again in Batman Returns.

Before coming back to support his Bat family however, Keaton will appear as Gotham's Dark Knight for the first time since 1992 in The Flash – the Ezra Miller-fronted solo outing due for cinema release in November next year. The Flash also promises to delve deeper into DC's Multiverse, with Ben Affleck appearing as the DCEU's main Batman.

For Batgirl, Keaton joins In The Heights' Leslie Grace as the titular character, the Gotham hero and daughter of Commissioner Jim Gordon (J.K. Simmons, returning from Justice League) and Brendan Fraser as the villain Firefly, a sociopath with a penchant for pyrotechnics. Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah (Bad Boys for Life) are directing the film from a script by Christina Hodson.

No release date has yet been set for Batgirl, but the movie has begun shooting so a 2022 release seems likely.