By: KDKA-TV News Staff

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – It’s official: he’s Batman. Again.

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ICM Partners, the talent agency for Pittsburgh native Michael Keaton, confirmed his return as Batman in “The Flash,” according to TheWrap.

It comes after Keaton cast doubt in a Deadline interview, saying he was worried about the pandemic. “I look at it and go, is this thing going to kill me, literally?” he said.

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Keaton made his debut as Batman in Tim Burton’s 1989 “Batman” and the 1992 sequel “Batman Returns.”

TheWrap reports “The Flash” will see Ezra Miller’s Barry Allen travel back in time to prevent the death of his mother, inadvertently creating another universe protected by Keaton’s Batman.

It has a release date of Nov. 4, 2022.

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In 2017, the acclaimed actor received an honorary Doctor of Fine Arts degree from Carnegie Mellon University.