New Merch From The Troubled Flash Movie Shows New Look At Michael Keaton's New Batsuit
A Hallmark holiday ornament for The Flash reveals a clear glimpse of Michael Keaton's new, classic-style Batsuit in his return as Batman.
Keaton's return remains one of the most surreal and exciting developments in the DC Comics film franchise. It also happens to be a much-needed auspicious proposition, as the franchise finds itself in uncertain, tumultuous times following the cancellation of the in-production Batgirl film, as well as several other projects slated under the company's tentpole.
While star Ezra Miller's audacious, widely publicized legal issues appear to have jeopardized The Flash's prospects, Warner remains committed to making the film. As a result, Keaton can concentrate on what he said inspired him to make this long-overdue comic book movie comeback."It seemed like fun," he recently said. "I was curious what it would be like after this many years. Not so much me doing it — obviously, some of that — but I was just curious about it, weirdly, socially. This whole thing is gigantic. They have their entirely own world. So, I like to look at it as an outsider, thinking 'Holy moly!'"
A revelatory look at Keaton's new crime-fighting costume from the upcoming film has surfaced in the form of an official Christmas tree ornament, courtesy of The Flash Film News on Twitter. The keepsake licensee Hallmark's tree tchotchke depicts Batman in an action pose, wearing a suit that is aesthetically similar to the star's suit in director Tim Burton's Batman (1989) and Batman Returns (1992) but clearly contains elements that distinguish it as new.
Indeed, the reinforced shoulder pads, more intricate breastplate design, and even the additional armored striations added to Keaton's Dark Knight show that he has improved since we last saw him 30 years ago.
The ornament isn't the only piece of pre-released merchandise revealing Keaton's new look in The Flash. A fan recently spotted a Michael Keaton Batman Halloween costume for kids being sold exclusively at Walmart, with a similar design to what this new item displays. Thus, with multiple instances of corroborating items, there is little to no doubt about the veracity of this Batsuit design for the film at this point. Of course, Keaton's return isn't the only thing reviving fan interest in DC films. Henry Cavill, the revered Superman actor, recently announced his return as the Man of Steel in the newly revamped DC Universe of films.