The villain of the upcoming DC Universefilm The Flash has been repeatedly leaked through toy lines despite never having been officially revealed. Now thanks to recent Toy Fair, the villain’s new powers have also been revealed.
This new round of spoilers comes from the Abrin 2023 Toy Fair in Latin America. The event was covered by Buzzfeed, with the site’s official description for The Flash figures revealing that the villain known as the Dark Flash will be able to “steal the soul of speedster heroes”.
“Two collections of different sizes will be launched but with the same characters: two versions of the Flash, Batman, and the villain, Dark Flash – who steals the soul of speedster heroes”.
This description serves as a slight departure from how the Dark Flash is portrayed in the comics, where the character usually goes by the name Black Flash. In the comics, the Black Flash serves as the grim reaper for all speedsters as they’re too fast for the regular grim reaper to catch. The Black Flash also doesn’t steal the soul of speedsters, but rather returns them to the Speed Force, which serves as the source for their powers. Its unclear what other aspects of the Dark Flash will be changed in the translation from page to screen, but what is clear is that Ezra Miller’s Barry Allen will be in for the race of his life.
The Flash’s DC Universe future
Warner Bros. Discovery already has a script for a potential sequel to The Flash, written by David Leslie Johnson-McGoldrick, the man behind the two Aquaman movies starring Jason Momoa. However, James Gunn and Peter Safran did not discuss the Flash sequel during their DC Universe presentation.
Directed by Andy Muschietti from a script written by Birds of Prey scribe Christina Hodson, The Flash is inspired by the Flashpoint comic book storyline, which followed Barry Allen 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.
In addition to Ezra Miller, The Flash also features Michael Keaton and Ben Affleck as two separate versions of Batman, Ron Livingston as Henry Allen, Maribel Verdú as Nora Allen, Kiersey Clemons as Iris West, Michael Shannon as General Zod, Antje Traue as Faora-Ul and Sasha Calle as Supergirl. Saoirse-Monica Jackson, Rudy Mancuso and Luke Brandon Field are also on board in undisclosed roles.
The Flash hits theaters on June 16, 2023. Stay tuned for all the latest news regarding the DC Universe and make sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel for more content!