The Flash will be an eager amateur when he joins the team in this year's Justice League. While DC Comics fans have spent the past few years enjoying the exploits and adventures of Barry Allen on The CW's The Flash, the big screen version of the hero hasn't had much time in the spotlight. After a couple of brief cameos in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, the character popped up for a comedic scene in Suicide Squad. Despite those appearances, the most time we've spent with Ezra Miller's take on the Flash in the DC Extended Universe has come from his scenes in the trailers for Justice League.
From what we've seen so far, the Barry in the DCEU is both young and energetic. He's also clearly a fanboy, immediately geeking out upon learning that Bruce Wayne is Batman. Though Justice League will feature a number of characters, a good chunk will be dedicated to introducing us to Barry Allen and DC's cinematic take on the Flash. And though he'll be stoked to join the other heroes, he's still got a lot to learn.
EW unveiled a new photo from Justice League showing the Flash teaming-up with Wonder Woman and Batman. They also spoke with Ezra Miller about his role in the movie, and it sounds like it'll play similar to Spider-Man's introduction in Captain America: Civil War:
“He’s this really endearing, altruistic nerd. He’s the 13-year-old Metallica fan, and Metallica says, ‘We lost our drummer in a freak accident. We need you to play drums, bro!’ I don’t even have drumsticks!”
From what we've learned about The Flash solo movie, the story will be a coming-of-age tale focusing on a young hero learning to navigate his duties and powers. Likely, Justice League will also offer us shades of that. Though Barry has some incredible powers, he'll likely need a few mentors to help him out.
For fans hoping to see more of Miller's take on the Flash, Justice League may be their only hope for awhile. Though The Flash was originally scheduled to arrive next year, it's already lost two writers and as many directors. Currently, some big names like Robert Zemeckis and Matthew Vaughn are in the running to takeover, but there's been seemingly no forward momentum on the project in a couple of months.
Hopefully, we'll learn more about the Flash when DC heads to Comic-Con later this month. In the meantime, Justice League will properly bring the Scarlet Speedster to the big screen for the first time.
- Justice League (2017) release date: Nov 17, 2017
- Aquaman (2018) release date: Dec 21, 2018
- Shazam! (2019) release date: Apr 05, 2019
- Cyborg (2020) release date: Apr 03, 2020
- Green Lantern Corps. (2020) release date: Jul 24, 2020