After the stunning news that Ben Affleck’s Batman will return in The Flash, it seems the hero will act as a mentor for Ezra Miller’s Barry Allen.
Fans were thrilled to discover Ben Affleck’s Batman will make an appearance in Ezra Miller’s The Flash and it seems the hero will have a unique dynamic with the Scarlet Speedster. Fans briefly saw Bruce Wayne teaching Barry Allen how to be a hero in Justice League, but he’ll become more of a mentor when The Flash solo movie finally arrives in theaters. Ben Affleck was apparently quite open to the idea of donning the cape and cowl once again according to producer Barbara Muschietti.
The Flash has gone through several directors and writers before moving forward with director Andy Muschietti, and Grant Morrison recently revealed his script for the film was similar to Back to the Future. However Muschietti opened up about the dynamic between the two heroes, explaining how Ben Affleck’s Batman and Ezra Miller’s Barry Allen will connect emotionally due to the loss of their mothers. The IT director was keen to assure fans that The Flash is still Barry’s movie, and that it won’t suddenly become all about Batman, but there’s more scope to explore the pair of them. Take a look at what Andy Muschietti said to Vanity Fair below.
“He’s a very substantial part of the emotional impact of the movie. The interaction and relationship between Barry and Affleck’s Wayne will bring an emotional level that we haven’t seen before, 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.”
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Directed by Andy Muschietti from a script written by Birds of Prey scribe Christina Hodson, The Flash will be inspired by the Flashpoint comic storyline which followed The Flash as he navigated an altered DC Universe. Written by Geoff Johns and penciled by Andy Kuber, Flashpoint radically altered the status of the DC Comics universe and led to the launch of the New 52 titles. It is currently unknown how much inspiration the upcoming Ezra Miller film will take from the comic.
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Source: Vanity Fair