Fans have been waiting for what seems like forever for a decent glimpse of Michael Keaton's returning Batman in The Flash, but now that the teaser has been released, it's quickly become a bittersweet experience.
Dark Knight, starring Tim Burton, was announced to be returning to the stage and cowl for over 30 years following his last appearance with much fanfare, but Warner Bros.' constant changes have resulted in his long-awaited and hotly-anticipated comeback being canceled before it had even had a chance to gain momentum.
The actor played a substantial supporting role in the canceled Batgirl, and given that James Gunn and Peter Safran effectively confirmed the film was awful, there is absolutely no way the famous tax write-off will ever live up to its potential. Unless someone illicitly gets it out of the vault
Keaton's post-credits role in Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom was also removed, with Ben Affleck stepping in at the last minute to add a fresh face to the Caped Crusader, so we'll have to enjoy Keaton's short-lived second wind as much as we can.
The Flash looks to be capable of living up to the enormous hype surrounding it, regardless of how dismal it may be to know that Batman, the first major blockbuster, will not be returning for the long haul once the credits roll.