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The Flash FIRST LOOK: Michael Keaton is spotted on set ahead of donning the Batman suit


The Flash stars Sasha Calle, Ezra Miller and Michael Keaton filmed scenes for the much-anticipated DC Comics-based film in London on Sunday.

Set for a November 2022 release, Calle, 22, was snapped being hoisted into the air while wearing her Supergirl costume as Miller, 28, stood on the cathedral’s steps wearing a suit and tie alongside Keaton, 69.

Helmed by director Andy Muschietti, a sleek Mercedes MayBach – thought to be Keaton’s Bruce Wayne’s car – was also seen on the film’s set, with prices for the luxury vehicle starting at £183,000.

First look: The Flash stars Sasha Calle, Ezra Miller and Michael Keaton filmed scenes for the much-anticipated DC Comics-based film in London on Sunday

On set: It's long been rumoured that Keaton will return

First look: The Flash stars Sasha Calle, Ezra Miller and Michael Keaton filmed scenes for the much-anticipated DC Comics-based film in London on Sunday

Actors dressed smartly as police officers were also photographed in the capital over the weekend, with one actor making sure to cover his nose and mouth with a white face mask inbetween takes in keeping with pandemic protocol.

Police cars stamped with the US’ emergency number, 911, were also on set on Sunday, suggesting that despite the scenes being captured in London, they will not be set there.

The film’s cast and crew were also kitted out with white face masks.

Filming for The Flash began in April and took place at various locations in England, with production scheduled to move to Scotland later this year.

 

Good first impression: The actress impressed Flash director Andy Muschietti, DC Films boss Walter Hamada and producers with her audition

Good first impression: The actress impressed Flash director Andy Muschietti, DC Films boss Walter Hamada and producers with her audition

The Flash was originally scheduled for release in 2018, although it was later pushed back due to its troubled development process.

After Muschietti was brought on to helm the feature, it was rescheduled for a June 2022 debut and was eventually pushed back to November 4th of that year as a response to the onset of the global pandemic.

Earlier in June, Muschietti, shared a photo of Keaton’s bloody Batman costume to his Instagram account.

Statement: In a statement at the time, Muschietti said: 'I saw more than four hundred auditions. The talent pool was truly amazing and it was very hard to make a decision, but we finally found an actress who was destined to play this role'

Short hair: Calle's Supergirl has short hair

Statement: In a statement at the time, Muschietti said: ‘I saw more than four hundred auditions. The talent pool was truly amazing and it was very hard to make a decision, but we finally found an actress who was destined to play this role’

Star: Ezra Miller, who first played the speedster in Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice, is playing the titular character

Star: Ezra Miller, who first played the speedster in Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice, is playing the titular character

Plot: The feature will follow the titular character as he travels back in time in order to prevent the untimely death of his mother, which causes consequences to occur in his own timeline

Suited and booted: Ezra was snapped wearing a suit and tie

Plot: The feature will follow the titular character as he travels back in time in order to prevent the untimely death of his mother, which causes consequences to occur in his own timeline

Pushed back: The Flash was originally scheduled for release in 2018, although it was later pushed back due to its troubled development process

Pushed back: The Flash was originally scheduled for release in 2018, although it was later pushed back due to its troubled development process

The actor was announced to be taking up the helm of the Caped Crusader in the much-awaited film this past April, although he was first speculated to have been involved with the project in June of last year.

Muschietti’s photo showed Batman’s iconic insignia that is typically placed on the center of the character’s costume.

A few drops of what appeared to be blood were notably spattered across its front.

High spirits: Ezra appeared in high spirits during filming on Sunday. His upcoming film has been in development for several decades

Wardrobe: The film's stylists had adorned Ezra's fingers with gold rings

High spirits: Ezra appeared in high spirits during filming on Sunday. His upcoming film has been in development for several decades

Wheels: Helmed by director Andy Muschietti, a sleek Mercedes MayBach - thought to be Keaton's Bruce Wayne's car - was also seen on the film's set, with prices for the luxury vehicle starting at £183,000

Wheels: Helmed by director Andy Muschietti, a sleek Mercedes MayBach – thought to be Keaton’s Bruce Wayne’s car – was also seen on the film’s set, with prices for the luxury vehicle starting at £183,000

Locations: Filming for The Flash began in April and took place at various locations in England, with production scheduled to move to Scotland later this year

London: Cast and crew lined the capital's streets

Locations: Filming for The Flash began in April and took place at various locations in England, with production scheduled to move to Scotland later this year

The image seemed to signal that Keaton would be returning to his former role in the forthcoming superhero film.

The Birdman star’s first time portraying the character was in 1989’s Batman, which was directed by Tim Burton.

The feature was well-received by critics upon its release, with many reviewers pointing to the actor’s performance as especially strong.

Keaton went on to portray the character in the film’s sequel, Batman Returns, which was also helmed by Burton and released in 1992.

911: Police cars stamped with the US' emergency number, 911, were also on set on Sunday, suggesting that despite the scenes being captured in London, they will not be set there

911: Police cars stamped with the US’ emergency number, 911, were also on set on Sunday, suggesting that despite the scenes being captured in London, they will not be set there

After the Ed Wood director stepped down from a planned third sequel, the Beetlejuice actor also left the series, and the two were replaced by Joel Schumacher and Val Kilmer, respectively.

Other actors who have taken up the helm of the Dark Knight since then include George Clooney and Christian Bale, among others.

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Ben Affleck went on to portray Batman in the 2016 feature Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice and played the character in several other features.

Pandemic: Actors dressed smartly as police officers were also photographed in the capital over the weekend, with one actor making sure to cover his nose and mouth with a white face mask inbetween takes in keeping with pandemic protocol

Pandemic: Actors dressed smartly as police officers were also photographed in the capital over the weekend, with one actor making sure to cover his nose and mouth with a white face mask inbetween takes in keeping with pandemic protocol

The 48-year-old actor was initially supposed to direct, write and star in the upcoming feature The Batman, although he later left the production and was replaced by Robert Pattinson.

Both Affleck and Keaton are set to portray younger and older versions of Bruce Wayne in The Flash.

A film based on the DC Comics character had been in development for several decades, with several aborted attempts to create a movie about the superhero occurring over a period of roughly thirty years.

The feature went through several prospective directors, including Rick Famuyiwa and Seth Grahame-Smith, before Muschietti stepped in to helm the flick.

The Barry Allen version of The Flash will be portrayed by Ezra Miller, who first played the speedster in Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice.

Other performers who will appear in the long-awaited movie include Kiersey Clemons, Sasha Calle and Ron Livingston.

The feature will follow the titular character as he travels back in time in order to prevent the untimely death of his mother, which causes consequences to occur in his own timeline.

An inside look: The Flash's director, Andy Muschietti, shared an image of a blood-spattered Batman logo to his Instagram account earlier in June

An inside look: The Flash’s director, Andy Muschietti, shared an image of a blood-spattered Batman logo to his Instagram account earlier in June

Putting in work: The Flash has been in development for several decades and is expected to be released in November of next year; Muschietti is seen in 2019

Putting in work: The Flash has been in development for several decades and is expected to be released in November of next year; Muschietti is seen in 2019



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