As his appearances as the villainous Vulture in Spider-Man: Homecoming and Morbius prove, Michael Keaton doesn’t mind visiting superhero universes occasionally. In an interview with Diversity, he noted that while he doesn’t actually watch superhero movies — or all that many other movies or shows, for that matter — he’s fascinated by their scale and world order. He revealed that this was what prompted him to put on the bat suit again: he wanted to jump into this world and have some fun.
“It seemed funny,” Keaton said. “I was curious what it would be like after so many years. It wasn’t that I was into it – obviously some of that – but I was just curious, oddly enough, socially. All this is gigantic. So I like to look at it from the side, thinking, “Oh my God!”
Outside of his own curiosity, Keaton also noted that the film is well-written, which apparently didn’t hurt as he weighed his options. Overall, the actor seems genuinely interested in playing one of his most famous roles in the DCEU.
The Flash hits theaters on June 23, 2023.