I hate the DCEU. With out being hyperbolic, I feel the DCEU (and extra particularly the Snyderverse) is the worst factor to ever occur to DC within the entirety of its practically 90 12 months run. I wrote an article final 12 months about 5 good issues that I may truly say concerning the Snyderverse, however spent a portion of that article dancing on the grave of the failed prolonged universe.
So, right here’s my query then: Why is it that after I noticed the trailer for the brand new The Flash film, my coronary heart began racing, and I received tremendous excited? After doing a little pondering on that rating, I got here up with 5 solutions.
Uh, Hey! A number of Batmen
There are some spicy rumors swirling round regarding this new Flash film (like Christian Bale showing in it as Batman), however lots of these rumors appear to be false – or, on the very least, extremely unlikely. It could be cool if Bale appeared on this film since he’s thought of by many to be the perfect live-action Batman, but it surely would not actually matter as a result of my private two favourite Batmen, Ben Affleck and Michael Keaton, are 100% on this film.
Having grown up seeing Batman within the theaters again in 1989, Michael Keaton has at all times been my live-action Batman (with the late Kevin Conroy being my Batman of alternative in relation to voice actors), however I additionally love Ben Affleck’s portrayal of the Caped Crusader as properly – although I despised Batman v. Superman. He’s the perfect (and possibly the one good factor) about that film. So, Michael Keaton and Ben Affleck as totally different Batmen in the identical film? Signal me up!
A number of Flashes, Too!
To state the apparent, I don’t condone any of Ezra Miller’s controversial current actions. I additionally don’t like that that is nonetheless going to be thought of “Ezra Miller’s Flash film,” as a result of if anyone was going to be lower from this movie, I’d have most well-liked it to be Miller.
That mentioned, for some cause, this trailer actually makes me just like the DCEU Flash – regardless that I’ve detested this model of the character prior to now. Maybe it’s as a result of The Flash received’t simply be a aspect character to spit corny one-liners this time, and as a substitute it seem like the hero could have fascinating story arc the place he desires to save lots of this world as a result of his mom continues to be alive in it.
Or, possibly it’s as a result of I similar to the idea of two totally different Flashes (“You stole my face”) having to coexist and work collectively. Regardless of the cause, I discovered myself not despising Miller as The Flash after I noticed the trailer, which is staying quite a bit since there are two of them round this time.
It’s Masking The Flashpoint Storyline, Which Is One Of My Favorites In DC
So far as company-changing occasions go, the Flashpoint story arc could also be one of many largest ones in DC historical past because it basically revamped the model and helped set up “The New 52” – organising new first points for nearly each character and just about rebooting DC as an entire. The truth that it is inspiring the brand new Flash film feels applicable on condition that James Gunn and Peter Safran at the moment are on the helm of DC Studios and altering issues up quite a bit.
Flashpoint is a very bonkers comedian e-book story, and I’m wondering how a lot of that zaniness can truly be captured within the movie – and, after I say bonkers, I’m speaking about stuff like Thomas Wayne being Batman, and Martha Wayne turning into the Joker. If this film may even contact upon the strangeness that was the comedian e-book occasion, I can solely be grateful that the Snyderverse led us up so far.
I Need To See Basic Zod Get One other Shot In The DCEU
I used to be truly completely happy after I heard that Surprise Girl 3 and Man of Metal 2 have been canceled as a result of Surprise Girl 1984 was atrocious, and I felt Man of Metal tripped over its personal cape from the very begin – main the DCEU in a downward spiral from the start. And, you understand who I additionally thought may have handled been a lot better? Basic Zod.
As a lot as I hated Man of Metal, I didn’t suppose Michael Shannon as Basic Zod was the worst half about it. In reality, he was most likely the one barely shining mild in that abysmally darkish film. That mentioned, after he was killed and so they used him for some nonsense in Batman v. Superman, I by no means actually received a good shake as a villain. Michael Shannon is a good actor, and not one of the Snyderverse DC films have actually used him to his full potential. Fortunately, we’re getting Zod once more on this Flash film, so I simply hope that they make the most of him higher this time.
Would I’ve most well-liked if we had gotten characters like Reverse Flash (Who would possibly truly BE within the film), or Queen Diana as a substitute of Zod to make it nearer to the precise comedian? Certain, however since we’re getting Zod once more, he’ll hopefully be far more fascinating this time round quite than how he was misused prior to now.
Supergirl Seems to be Superior!
Because the Flashpoint comedian e-book was the most important occasion again in 2011 for DC, it featured just about everyone beneath the solar that you might consider. I’m speaking Batman, Cyborg, Aquaman, Surprise Girl, you identify it, they have been in it. So, it’s sort of cool to see Supergirl will likely be changing Superman within the film model.
Actress Sasha Calle has already reacted to her Supergirl footage lastly debuting, and my response is far the identical: I’m tremendous pumped. As any person who has seen the unique Supergirl film starring Helen Slater, I can say with 100% certainty that this model appears to be like MUCH cooler, and I can’t wait to see her within the film.
James Gunn is definitely hyping the Flash film, calling it “among the best superhero films [he’s] ever seen,” and we’ll discover out for ourselves when the blockbuster hits theaters on June 16.