New Clip From ‘The Flash’ Features Michael Keaton’s Very Odd, Very-Bearded Bruce Wayne

Whatever one thinks about WB’s decision to release The Flash despite the disturbing allegations against Ezra Miller, let’s be honest that it still features a lot to get excited about. The biggest of these is undoubtedly the return of Michael Keaton as Batman, after first suiting up in Tim Burton’s film in 1989.

A new clip for The Flash gives the best look at Keaton’s return yet, but I should warn you. This is basically the first time Keaton’s Bruce Wayne is seen in the movie, and he’s bearded and very eccentric. That beard is…well, it’s just weird. Lots of chatter about it after a recent screening. Batman also cracks a couple of jokes at Superman’s expense, since the two Barry Allens are on a quest to find the Kryptonian. I won’t say why. You can find that out for yourself.

The Flash opens in theaters on June 16th!

Travis Hopson
Travis Hopson has been reviewing movies before he even knew there was such a thing. Having grown up on a combination of bad '80s movies, pro wrestling, comic books, and hip-hop, Travis is uniquely positioned to geek out on just about everything under the sun. A vampire who walks during the day and refuses to sleep, Travis is the co-creator and lead writer for Punch Drunk Critics. He is also a contributor to Good Morning Washington, WBAL Morning News, and WETA Around Town. In the five minutes a day he's not working, Travis is also a voice actor, podcaster, and Twitch gamer. Travis is a voting member of the Critics Choice Association (CCA), Washington DC Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA), and Late Night programmer for the Lakefront Film Festival.