Flash vs Flash: How DCEU’s Barry Is Different From The CW’s

Zack Snyder’s Justice League came in with a lot of changes. Snyder has proved what his vision could do. Zack Snyder’s Justice League is a four-hour mini-series streaming on HBO Max. Even after a lengthy runtime, people have no issues with watching it. Snyder took the risk of introducing new characters such as Darkseid, DeSaad, Granny Goddess, and redo existing characters such as Steppenwolf, and Barry Allen (The Flash). If we track our steps back to 2017’s portrayal of Barry Allen, the said character was portrayed vaguely. But Snyder fixed that.

Zack Snyder dives dive deeper into the Flash’s character. He has focused more on character development that’s why he has taken such a long time to release a four-hour mini-series. The Flash takes the center stage on many occasions. Barry also taps into the Speed Force to reverse time. But this time he reverses the events, and not just ends up in a particular moment in the timeline. The Flash is not just a guy who can run really fast, as shown in the CW’s Arrowverse.

Snyder took a different approach with Barry Allen. It is unclear if the same level of powers will be shown in the upcoming Flash movie set to release in 2022. But Snyder’s depiction of Barry Allen (The Flash) is definitely a treat to the sore eye. Barry and his constant quipping in his portrayal in 2017’s Justice League, deliberately put in by Whedon, was scrutinized by the fans. But in Snyder’s Cut, there are not unnecessary jokes, and the Flash is all about saving the day.

Miller will return for 2022’s The Flash, after Snyder’s Cut. The production of the solo film is expected to begin in the coming months. It will adapt the beloved Flashpoint storyline from the comics. It’ll also feature some major DC characters, like Affleck’s Batman and Supergirl (Sasha Calle). Justice League can help stir up further excitement for his solo movie. This is exactly the pedestal that 2022’s The Flash needs to get the audience excited.

Let’s talk about Snyder’s way of revamping the Flash. Snyder had shown vision and problems with the previous iterations. For example, how the Flash saved people while running. Snyder wasn’t interested in doing this. The director explained that Barry moving people while running “goes against physics,” pointing out that “it would just literally peel the flesh off of somebody’s body.” The Speed Force is a vital part of Barry’s power set, and the concept’s inclusion in Zack Snyder’s Justice League proved beneficial not just for the character, but also to the film. After being scrapped from the theatrical cut, the Speed Force made a triumphant return to establish the time-travel ability of the DC hero, with the character pushing himself to run as fast as he can to “rewind” reality.

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