The Flash Movie Photos Reveal HD Look at George Clooney's Bruce Wayne Cameo

By Aeron Mer Eclarinal Updated:
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The official look at George Clooney's return as Bruce Wayne in The Flash has been revealed in new photos. 

Clooney played Batman in Joel Schumacher's Batman & Robin in 1997. Given the mixed reception toward the movie, the actor distanced himself from the role for years. 

However, The Flash's ending surprised everyone when Clooney's version of Bruce Wayne appeared to meet Ezra Miller's Barry Allen.

The Flash Photos Highlight George Clooney's DC Return

As part of The Flash's digital release, a high-definition (HD) look at George Clooney's Bruce Wayne cameo at the movie's ending has been revealed. 

George Clooney as Bruce Wayne
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Despite the fact that DC Studios co-CEO James Gunn debunked the rumor about Clooney's return, The Flash's ending eventually made the surprising reveal. 

George Clooney as Bruce Wayne
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Clooney's return in The Flash came after 26 years from his first stint as Bruce Wayne in 1997's Batman & Robin

George Clooney as Bruce Wayne
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A past report from The Hollywood Reporter (THR) revealed that Clooney watched the movie a couple of times before shooting for half a day in January. 

George Clooney as Bruce Wayne
Warner Bros.

Did The Flash Make the Right Move With George Clooney’s Cameo?

The fact that The Flash's ending showed another version of Batman only made things more confusing not just for Ezra Miller's Barry Allen, but also for the audience. 

While the twist was used to showcase the messy rules of time travel, many would agree that the one-off cameo didn't set up anything (unless DC moves forward with The Flash sequel). 

At this point, it seems rather unlikely that George Clooney would reprise his role as Bruce Wayne in any imminent upcoming projects, considering that DC is heading for a reboot. 

Despite the uncertainty and the problems it presented, some have pointed out that seeing Clooney back as Bruce Wayne for presumably one final time acted as a sort of redemption for the actor after his last appearance in Batman & Robin

The Flash is now available to purchase on major digital platforms.

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Release Date
June 16, 2023
- About The Author: Aeron Mer Eclarinal
Aeron is a news/features writer and Content Lead for The Direct who has been working for the site since March 2020. From writing about the inter-connectivity of the Marvel Cinematic Universe to having an extended knowledge about DC TV's Arrowverse, Aeron's expertise has since expanded into the realm of reality TV, K-drama, animated, and live-action shows from Netflix,  Disney+, Prime Video, MGM+, Peacock, Paramount+, and Max. When he isn't writing and watching all things MCU, Aeron is heavily invested with the NBA (go Celtics!) and occasionally watches thrilling matches in the WWE.