The Flash movie panel at DC FanDome may not have been as full of multiverse shattering revelations as we thought it might be. Despite having the presence of star Ezra Miller, director Andy Muschietti, and producer Barbara Muschietti, it was more a quick tour of what makes the character cool, as well as how it will help cement the concept of DC’s multimedia multiverse.
But they still dropped a big reveal on fans, with word that Ezra Miller’s Barry Allen will be trading in his weird, unwieldy armor costume that he wore in Justice League for something a little more fitting for a character whose entire deal is that he moves at super speed. Muschietti revealed several pieces of concept art showing off a new, streamlined, and flexible big screen Flash movie costume.
And as is appropriate for a movie that features at least two Batmen (one played by Ben Affleck and one by Michael Keaton), Muschietti revealed that Bruce Wayne designed Barry’s new costume, further cementing the bond between the two characters that we saw formed in the Justice League movie.
Muschietti had previously described the relationship between Barry Allen and Bruce Wayne in an interview with Vanity Fair.
“The interaction and relationship between Barry and Affleck’s Wayne will bring an emotional level that we haven’t seen before,” Muschietti said. “It’s Barry’s movie, it’s Barry’s story, but their characters are more related than we think. They both lost their mothers to murder, and that’s one of the emotional vessels of the movie. That’s where the Affleck Batman kicks in.”
Check out a look at the new costume, both solo and with good ol’ Batman along for the ride.
That’s a way more traditional Flash silhouette than what we saw in Justice League, so it’s cool to see that the costume is evolving. What’s amusing about this is that when Ezra Miller made his cameo in Crisis on Infinite Earths and met TV’s Barry Allen, Grant Gustin, he was impressed by how lightweight and “breathable” that costume appeared to be. Clearly it left an impression on him, and he went to Bruce Wayne to help him make adjustments.
Funny enough, we had never heard Miller’s Barry referred to as “The Flash” in Justice League, so it’s also now canon that he picked up that name after meeting his TV counterpart during Crisis!
And yes, that does appear to be Ezra Miller’s Flash fighting in front of Michael Keaton’s Batman, right down to the classic Batman ’89 logo!
The Flash movie is currently scheduled to open on June 3, 2022. The full schedule of upcoming DC superhero movies can be found here.