The Flash is one of the most powerful heroes in the entire DC universe. But very little of The Flash’s power has been explored in the DCEU movies. The Flash has only made two cameos as of now, but that will soon change after the release of Justice League and his own solo feature with the same name. The timelines for The Flash’s cameos have been all over the place, so it is hard to grasp just at what level of power the hero has adapted himself to.
Ezra Miller, the actor who will be playing the Scarlet Speedster certainly hopes that it won’t be too late into the hero’s career[ like Ben Affleck’s Batman].In fact, Miller hopes that Justice League and his solo film will only be a learning stage for Barry to harness the Speed Force. The actor discussed his hopes in an interview with IGN:
“I certainly think it will represent the next stage.What I find fascinating is that we’re still very much amateur-hour Speedster. I’d love for the series to track an evolution of Barry Allen’s early times as The Flash.”
The actor also the one story line the DCEU has to avoid when it concerned The Flash:
“I love this comic ‘Kingdom Come’ – unbelievable art – and in that The Flash is fully evolved, and you never even see him, right? It’s just like a red mist, and there’s no crime in [Keystone] City. He protects a whole chunk of the country.So that wouldn’t make for the most interesting film – you know what I mean? What do we have to learn about that guy? That guy barely exists, right? He’s almost one with the Speed Force. So it’s interesting to go to the beginning.”
Kingdom Come dealt with the conflict between the visibly out-of-touch “traditional” superheroes, and a growing population of largely amoral and dangerously irresponsible new vigilantes, in many cases the offspring of the traditional heroes. Wally West was The Flash present in the story.
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