Speaking to fans, Justice League Zack Snyder director has confirmed that Barry Allen a.k.a. The Flash was originally supposed to get a second suit - one built using Bruce Wayne's technology. Released late last year, the movie saw Batman recruiting superheroes for the Justice League in order to stop the impending threat of Steppenwolf, who plans to use all three Mother Boxes to terraform Earth.
Justice League introduced Ezra Miller as Barry Allen, a technological whiz-kid imbued with super-speed after being doused in chemicals and struck by lightning. When Batman tracks down Barry, he has already built his own suit. However, billionaire superheroes can be very generous when it comes to handing out new super-suits (just ask Spider-Man), and at one point the movie was going to end with Barry being given an upgrade by Bruce.
Speaking to fans on the recently-launched social media platform Vero, Snyder confirmed the plans for the "Wayne Tech" version of Barry's suit, but said that he ultimately decided against including it in the movie in order to give Flash solo film directors Jonathan Goldstein and John Francis Daley the opportunity to create their own suit design. While it makes sense that that Snyder would want to give creative freedom to whomever took over Flash's story, it's still a little disappointing that we never got to see Miller in the "Wayne Tech" suit.
Snyder also shared a new image of the first costume test with Miller as the Flash:
We saw concept art for the Flash suit during our visit to the set of Justice League in 2016, where was also learned that the suit Miller wore in the movie was comprised of 148 different peices. Despite the complex design, it only took Miller about 4-5 minutes to get suited up - even without super-speed.
Snyder's next movie is an adaptation of Ayn Rand's novel The Fountainhead, but that doesn't mean that he's abandoned the DC Extended Universe. Snyder also confirmed on Vero that he's still producing Wonder Woman 2, which is set to begin filming this summer. The next DC movie to hit theaters will be James Wan's Aquaman, with Miller's Justice League co-star Jason Momoa returning to the titular role. Progress has been a little slower on the solo Flash movie, but Miller has said that he recently met with the directors, so hopefully we'll see things starting to move forward again soon.
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- Aquaman (2018) release date: Dec 21, 2018
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