In superhero lore, few things are as thrilling as seeing an old favorite, Don, as his beloved character once again. And in the new and final trailer for “The Flash,” viewers get more of Michael Keaton as Batman, a role he last played 31 years ago in 1992’s Tim Burton classic “Batman Returns.”
A promotional clip for the new DC/Warner Bros. film, which premiered Tuesday at CinemaCon in Las Vegas, opens with Keaton telling Ezra Miller’s Barry Allen that Bruce Wayne’s loss of his parents “made me who I am.” (DC, Warner Bros, and CNN are all part of the same parent company, Warner Bros. Discovery.)
“I’ve spent a lifetime trying to right the wrongs of the past as if fighting crime would bring my parents back,” Keaton’s Wayne says in the trailer, which shows sly glimpses of his Batcave. “You really did,” he told Allen, referring to the new film’s story, in which Miller’s titular superhero The Flash returns in time to save his own parents but ultimately “breaks the universe.”
The new trailer features Ezra Miller as Barry Allen/The Flash (left and center) and Sasha Kale as Supergirl (right). – Warner Brothers Pictures & DC Comics. The trailer shows DC newcomer Sasha Kale playing Supergirl as well as more interactions with returning villain General Zod played by Michael Shannon.
(Shannon last played the alien baddie in 2016’s “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.”) One of the trailer’s more engaging interludes showcases Keaton in his iconic Batsuit, complete with the iconic black and yellow Batman logo. The last spoken dialogue was in 1989’s seminal “Batman” film, when he matched wits with Jack Nicholson’s evil and sly Joker.