Apparently aware of how long fans had to wait for Warner Bros. ‘ autonomous Sparkle film to launch production, director Andy Muschietti is not holding back on the front of the teasers. Since filming began in April, the HE the filmmaker helped boost enthusiasm for the DC project with a number of images from the set, including an actor chair bearing the name “Bruce Wayne”.
As we know since last summer, Flash is expected to feature two versions of the Caped Crusader: the DCEU iteration played by Ben Affleck (he’s building Barry’s new costume) and the Tim Burton iteration played by Michael Keaton. So, it’s unclear which Batman the Chair refers to.
Muschietti added another wrinkle to the mix on Friday with a cryptic image of the Dark Knight logo splashed with Watchmen-esque droplets of blood. There is no caption, but the symbol displayed is more consistent with that used by Burton’s interpretation of Gotham’s vigilante (as opposed to the large and elegant seal designed by Zack Snyder for Batfleck). Ok, but who is this blood? Well, a concept art piece released to the DC FanDome last summer showed Barry Allen (Ezra Miller) fighting alongside Keaton’s Batman, so we’re not surprised Bruce is about to be a bit beaten.
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Written by Birds of prey scribe Christina Hodson, Flash will introduce the idea of a larger multiverse in the context of the DCEU. The scenario would be inspired by Breaking point arc in which Barry Allen finds himself in a post-apocalyptic future while trying to prevent his mother’s death. In this fractured world, the Justice League has never been formed, with each member acting as an authority in themselves. While Ray Fisher’s Cyborg isn’t making an appearance, it’s pretty much confirmed that Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot) and Aquaman (Jason Momoa) are set to play cameo roles in the film as well.
In the original version Breaking point Comic book by Geoff Johns and Andy Kubert, Bruce Wayne was murdered as a young child, leading his father to take on the role of Batman, while his mother went mad and became the Joker. With Keaton’s return to this universe, however, it seems like Flash will ignore source material in favor of portraying an older, more jaded Batman reminiscent of the character’s reluctant retreat into Batman beyond.
“Barry, because he has this ability to go back and manipulate time, he’s the only one who can really change his own personal story,” Hodson told DC FanDome last August. “I’m also excited to see Andy’s version of the Speed Force. It turns out he made some doodles that I maybe took and kept. They are literally unlike anything. what I have seen before. “
Flash opens in theaters everywhere on November 4, 2022.