DCEU has been a bit of a mess for quite some time. The reason for this is not terrible CGI or box office results. In fact, both the earnings and the special effects have been on point. The reason for the mess is the constant retconning that is happening. WB doesn’t seem ready to commit to a storyline and follow-through, and their cinematic universe is suffering because of it. The Studio hopes that The Flash will be a solution to their problems. But a question everyone has on their minds after DC FanDome 2021 is who is the villain in The Flash teaser?
The Flash teaser brings us bucket loads of easter eggs. Things become more and more interesting and more and more complicated the longer you watch the teaser. This is because we get to see the teaser from the respective of The Flash himself. Ezra Miller takes up the mantle of the hero the first time after Justice League and it seems that he has more than one character to play. More accurately, he has more than one version of Barry Allen to play. This team of dual flashes is accompanied by this universe’s version of Kara Zor-El or Supergirl.
We even see two shots of Affleck’s and Keaton’s Batman Cowls in the teaser, implying that the movie will feature both versions of Batman. But It would be interesting to see an older Batman take center stage. Batfleck has also been confirmed to appear in the movie so there might be some overlap in some scenes. But fans have already started speculating this might be the last outing for the hero. The real question is the lack of a clear villain in The Flash teaser. Let’s attempt to answer this.
The Villain in The Flash Teaser
The Flash teaser is meant to intrigue and confuse us. It is a collection of sequences that do not make a coherent story but gives us a sense of being lost in the multiverse much like our DCeU Flash finds himself lost. It has been speculated that the story follows The Flashpoint Paradox comic and an animated movie. In that story, The Flash travels back in time to save Nora Allen, his mother from being murdered. There are some scenes in the trailer that corroborate this claim but there is one major difference.
You see, the murderer of Nora Allen in the comics and in the animated feature was Eobard Thawne also known as Reverse-Flash. But this villain is nowhere to be seen in The Flash trailer. We think this is because he is not the villain of The Flash. Rather, the villain is not a Reverse-Flash that we can readily identify. The theory that we present to you today claims that the villain in The Flash teaser is actually the alternate version of Barry Allen with long hair. The one who travels beside our Barry to the Wayne Manor, the long-haired Barry Allen.
It is theorized that much like the comics this universe’s Eobard Thawne has undergone plastic surgery handmade himself look like Barry Allen. He has then traveled back in time to kill Nora Allen and upon discovering DCeU’s Flash in the past, plotted to mislead him in the present. But because the timeline has already been fiddled with quite a few times, the reality is now convoluted. Almost like the timeline is trying to correct itself but the existence of multiple The Flash(es) and multiple Batmen is preventing it from doing so.
In a nutshell, we believe that there is in fact a villain in The Flash teaser. The villain is Barry Allen himself. More precisely, the villain is Reverse-Flash who has disguised himself as Barry Allen. This would make for an interesting story and explain how Eobard Thawne has been able to fool Batman. Moreover, it will also explain why no explicit casting has been done for a villain in the movie up until now. Although, we had a fan cast in mind, but getting Ezra Miller to play the villain and the hero is a brave choice. It will also make sense money-wise as the studio didn’t have to add yet another reputable actor to this cast.
What do you think of our analysis and theory? Does it make sense? OR does it seem too far-fetched? Let us know in the comments down below.