Sources have confirmed that Ben Affleck is returning as Batman in the upcoming “Flash” movie, which Warner Bros. is putting into production. It is to be a cameo role. And, yes, Affleck will be playing the Dark Knight alongside Michael Keaton’s Batman from the 1989 Tim Burton film, in what is billed by “Flash” director Andy Muscietti as a “substantial” part. “The Flash” is scheduled for release on June 3, 2022. Ezra Miller, who played Flash in “Justice League,” plays the title role.
Despite being involved in early development on Matt Reeves’ “The Batman,” Affleck stepped away from reprising the role in that movie in January 2019, as we first told you.
Warner Bros. is hosting a DC Fandome virtual confab for its superhero movies this Saturday with panels for the new “Flash” movie, “Wonder Woman 1984,” “Aquaman,” “Shazam!,” “The Batman,” “Black Adam” and “Suicide Squad.”
Vanity Fair first had the news.