In a world where shared universes continue to become more and more common, the DCEU is certainly one of the younger ones. Warner Bros is only three movies in but has ambitious goals set out for themselves. Even though they’ve yet to release a smash hit in terms of both the box office and critical response, the hope is Wonder Woman and Justice League will meet those standards. Both trailers showed a lighter tone to the DCEU, and in Justice League in particular, one of the big standouts was Ezra Miller as Barry Allen a.k.a. Flash.
Miller has already made a few appearances as the scarlet speedster, which is a clear push to give the character plenty of time to shine before his solo movie is released. We know that The Flash may feature Cyborg in a supporting role, but what threat will bring the two young heroes together? Well, it looks like it will be multiple threats.
During a Periscope session earlier today, Umberto Gonzalez of The Wrap revealed that a group of villains known simply as The Rogues will be the the main villains for The Flash. Gonzalez did not report what members will make up the group, but should this turn out to be true, we may find out in the near future.
Before jumping into who we could see in particular, it is important to note that Gonzalez did not write this up as an exclusive report so it is possible, if unlikely, that this may not be the case. That said, The Flash is reportedly scheduled to start filming early next year, so director Rick Famuyiwa and new Head of DC Films Geoff Johns should have a good sense as to what the plan is for the story.
As for The Rogues themselves, the group has featured the likes of Captain Cold, Captain Boomerang, Heat Wave, Mirror Master, The Trickster, Weather Wizard, and others. Both Captain Cold and Heat Wave may be safe bets to make an appearance in the movie, but there are many hoping that Jai Courtney could return as Captain Boomerang. His brief interaction with Flash in Suicide Squad could have easily been setup for the two to meet again down the road. If that is the case, they will have to find a way to get him out of Belle Reve.
Suicide Squad is in theaters now. Wonder Woman opens on June 2, 2017; Justice League on November 17, 2017; Aquaman on July 27, 2018; an untitled DC Film on October 5, 2018; Shazam on April 5, 2019; Justice League 2 on June 14, 2019; an untitled DC film on November 1, 2019; Cyborg on April 3, 2020; and Green Lantern Corps on July 24, 2020. The Flash, the Batman solo movie, Man of Steel 2, and Justice League Dark are currently without release dates.