Ezra Miller’s The Flash is getting a 3-issue prequel series from DC Comics.
After years of being stuck in development hell, Ezra Miller’s solo outing as The Flash is finally racing into theatres this year. The speedster will be joined by Ben Affleck’s Batman, who is set to retire from the role after the film rolls credits. Details on the upcoming film are slim, though word on the street is that the film will be directly influenced by the iconic Flashpoint storyline, which sees The Flash trying to save his mother from dying. In doing so, entire universes collide, resulting in an alternate universe that just doesn’t feel right.
While we wait for the first official trailer for the film, DC Comics has revealed that a 3-issue prequel series titled The Flash: The Fastest Man Alive is on its way. Penned by Kenny Porter and artist Ricardo López Ortiz, the series will be the perfect companion piece to Ezra Miller’s first solo entry. As The Flash assumes his role as the fastest man alive, he takes on Batman’s help to bring down a brand new villain.
In The Flash: The Fastest Man Alive, Barry Allen’s world-saving adventure with the Justice League has driven Central City’s favorite son to become a truly skilled and inspirational Super Hero. But when a new threat by the name of Girder emerges in Central City, Barry turns to Batman for advice on training to master his powers. Under the Dark Knight’s tutelage, The Fastest Man Alive will have to find a way to defeat this metallic menace or be crushed by Girder’s strength!
The 48-page debut will be available on April 26, with the three-issue collection available in October, a month before the film hits cinemas. The first issue will feature a main cover by Max Fiumara, with a variant cover authored by The Flash director Andy Muschietti.
The second issue, which will have art from Juan Ferreyra, will hit store shelves in May. The final issue, which will feature from Jason Howard, will be available in July.
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.
The upcoming solo film will star Ezra Miller reprising their role as Barry Allen from Justice League joined alongside Kiersey Clemons as Iris West, Maribel Verdú as Nora Allen, Ron Livingston replacing Billy Crudup as Henry Allen, Sasha Calle debuting as Supergirl, and the return of Michael Keaton and Ben Affleck as their versions of Batman.
The Flash will hit theaters on November 4, 2022. Stay tuned for all the latest news surrounding the future of Michael Keaton’s Batman and be sure to subscribe to Heroic Hollywood’s YouTube channel for more original video content.