A Batman body double drove the Batcycle through the street’s of Glasgow as filming of The Flash got underway on Monday.
The double sported the eye-catching Batman costume as he filmed the Hollywood blockbuster on the streets of Glasgow which has been transformed into a US city.
Filming: A Batman body double drove the Batcycle through the street’s of Glasgow as filming of The Flash got underway on Monday
Members of the production crew were seen trying to push the giant bike along the street with the double at the wheel.
The Flash, due for release in November 2022, is reportedly filming in George Square while Cochrane Street and George Street are also being used, according to Glasgow Times.
Large sections of the street were blocked off to pedestrians with several cars and trucks parked nearby.
The Flash is the latest film to be shot in Glasgow after the city was recently transformed into 1960s New York for filming of Indiana Jones 5 where Harrison Ford’s body double was seen earlier this month.
Character: The film, which also shot in London last month, stars Ezra Miller in the lead role while both Ben Affleck and Michael Keaton are reprising their roles as the Caped Crusader (Ben Affleck pictured as Batman)
Production: Members of the production crew were seen trying to push the giant bike along the street with the double at the wheel
Suited and booted: The double was seen getting his Batman mask fitted ahead of filming
Michael Keaton has already been spotted filming in London but has yet to be seen sporting his Batman costume, implying he may only be returning as alter ego Bruce Wayne.
Ben, who played Batman more recently, has yet to be seen on set.
The film sees The Flash travel back in time to prevent the murder of his mother, triggering a string of unexpected consequences in the process, including meeting Batman in a parallel dimension.
The Flash was originally scheduled for release in 2018, although it was later pushed back due to its troubled development process.
Director Andy 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.
Double: Ben, who played Batman more recently, has yet to be seen on set of the upcoming blockbuster
Action: The actor was seen speeding down a street in the city centre
Costume: The actor’s suit featured structured shoulders and a black belt
On location: Large sections of the street were blocked off to pedestrians with several cars and trucks parked nearby
Earlier in June, Muschietti, shared a photo of Michael’s bloody Batman costume to his Instagram account.
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.
The image seemed to signal that Keaton would be returning to his former role in the forthcoming superhero film.
On the move: The double sped past several extras towards a dark truck
Scene: An American school bus was seen parked on the side of the street in preparation for a scene
Movie: The Flash, due for release in November 2022, is reportedly filming in George Square while Cochrane Street and George Street are also being used
Setting: A white van reading ‘United States Mail Service’ aided in transforming Glasgow into a US city
Blockbuster: A large truck was seen in the middle of the street next to a red car with an American license plate
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.
Michael went on to portray the character in the film’s sequel, Batman Returns, which was also helmed by Burton and released in 1992.
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.
Career: Michael’s first time portraying the character was in 1989’s Batman, which was directed by Tim Burton and was followed by Batman Returns (pictured in Batman Returns in 1992)
Other actors who have taken up the helm of the Dark Knight since then include George Clooney and Christian Bale, among others.
Ben went on to portray Batman in the 2016 feature Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice and played the character in several other features.
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 Ben and Michael are set to portray younger and older versions of Bruce Wayne in The Flash.
Role: Ben went on to portray Batman in the 2016 feature Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice and played the character in several other features
Lead: Ezrea Miller is reprising his role as The Flash which he most recently played in Zack Snyder’s Justice League
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
Meanwhile, filming of the untitled fifth film in the Indiana Jones franchise has been going on for several weeks with parts of the Scottish city transformed into 1960s Manhattan.
Harrison himself has been forced to take a break from filming for three months as he recovers from a shoulder injury sustained on set.
During filming this month, Harrison’s stunt double charged through a crowded parade celebrating Apollo 11’s landing in 1969 on horseback.
Bolting down a city centre street in a grey suit, the action-packed scene saw a lookalike for 79-year-old Harrison rip through a banner as cheerleaders performed in the street and crowds waving American flags looked on in surprise.
Franchise: Harrison Ford’s body double was pictured filming the untitled fifth Indiana Jones film in Glasgow earlier this month