The DC FanDome 2021 has created a whole new hype for the upcoming DCEU project. Although fans are excited about the new content there is no ignoring the fact that the DCEU has some serious continuity issues. The main reason for this is the fact that the original plan for the cinematic universe has been amended after the departure of Zack Snyder, Ben Affleck, and Henry Cavil. Now the studio is seeking to correct these issues with The Flash. Since Michael Keaton is already scheduled to appear in the movie, we find ourselves asking, “Will Batman meet Batman from the Multiverse?” Well, read on as we attempt to find an answer to this conundrum.
The thing with The Flash is that it is trying to reconcile all the continuity issues. Which is not an easy task. Even with all the writing prowess behind the project, there is just too much inconsistency between movies and setups. So the filmmakers have decided to employ shock and awe. They are bringing back Michael Keaton Batman to glaze over the resolution. They will most likely hand wave the plot but we are excited about this Batman. Especially because Batfleck is also supposed to be in the movie.
The Flash producer Barbara Muschietti had this to say in a Reddit interview about the simultaneous appearance of these Batmen:
“It was amazing to see that both of them, both Ben Affleck and Michael Keaton, got quite emotional at coming back once they were with us and they got to put on the cowl and the cape. I think they both felt the small joy that comes with playing that character back and had fun with it, it was a great experience.”
Will Batman Meet Batman from The Multiverse?
So it seems that Batman will meet Batman from the Multiverse. But the question is who is the multiverse, Batman. There’s a possibility that much like the comic storyline The Flash takes the help of Batman when tries to go back in time initially to save his mother. But this would not be something that Bruce Wayne would recommend. We theories that the DCEU Barry Allen ignores Batfleck’s warnings and travels back in time anyway. This prompts Bruce to follow Barry but when Batfleck catches up he is in a different timeline.
That’s where he comes face to face with Keaton Batman while retracing DCEU’s Barry’s steps. If this is how the story goes then it will be an explosive meeting between Batmen. One, who is very old and very angry, and another who is older still but now retired from crime-fighting. The clash of these intellects would shake our cinema screens to a level that we have not seen before. We already know that Barry will travel back in time and try to change the past but only end up convoluting the present. This also means that although his mother may be alive the world is most likely in shambles.
That would also explain why Keaton Batman is a recluse and why the mansion is in ruins. Some people have also theorized that this will be Batfleck’s last outing as Batman so he would most likely lose his life in the story. All of this is plausible and we can even believe that Keaton might suit up once more as the caped crusader. But the true question is how comic-accurate would the story of the movie be? Will There be a Joker? Would Martha Wayne and other Flashpoint Villains make an experience? Sadly we don’t know, but we can speculate.
The quote from the producer confirms that the Batmen will come face to face. But we keep wondering what will transpire after the Initial surprise and confusion wears off. The heroes will likely find themselves at the opposite ends of the spectrum. Batfleck could want to save their original timeline while Keaton may try to save his. There is also a chance that we may get a battle between the two Batmen. Lest you forget, the older Batman gets the more experienced and dangerous he gets.
What do you think of our theory and this little news snippet? Does it make sense or does it seem too far-fetched to be true? Let us know your opinion in the comments below.