Michael Keaton talks returning to Batman in The Flash

When you’re returning to one of your most iconic roles after 30 years, it’s easy to imagine how every conversation you have will discuss it in some way.

Michael Keaton is out promoting The Protégé, but, of course, questions are rapidly turning to his return to the role of Batman. Keaton has now long been confirmed to be returning in 2022’s The Flash as Bruce Wayne and Batman, and interviewers on the press junket circuit are not skipping out on asking him about the role.

As to how it was to put the cowl back on after so many years, one has to wonder what that felt like. “It was shockingly normal. It was weird,” Keaton told Jake’s Takes. “Like I went, ‘Oh, oh yeah, that’s right.’ But also then you start to play the scenes and a lot of memories, a lot of interesting sense memories [come back],” Keaton added.

Speaking with Tara Hitchcock, Keaton also stressed how much things haven’t changed. Hitchcock asked him about how limiting the original costume was to his performance and wanted to know if the new suit was relaxed at all so he could do more. Keaton’s very dry, but comedic, response is a drawn out, “nope.”

The Flash is set to hit theaters on Nov. 4, 2022.