Grant Gustin’s The Flash Transforms Into Batman Villain Red Death In New Image

Grant Gustin’s DC hero The Flash becomes Batman villain Red Death in an awesome piece of fan art.

Red Death is coming to The CW’s The Flash, giving Grant Gustin’s titular DC hero a new speedster to battle. Grant Gustin has had to battle many different speedy villains on The Flash but none quite like Red Death, due to his bizarre origins involving Batman strapping The Flash to the hood of the Batmobile.

Now that Batman villain Red Death is coming to The Flash, fans have been theorizing just how Grant Gustin will run into the character and whether or not the series will stay true to the comic book origins of the character. Exciting new fan art from Syndicate Primes via Instagram gives fans an awesome idea of what Grant Gustin’s The Flash could look like as Batman villain Red Death. Check out the artwork in the post below.

For those who don’t know, Red Death is literally an amalgamation of Batman and The Flash. On Earth-52, Batman attempts to harness the power of the speed force, which The Flash will not grant him access to. In a twisted recreation of the classic Robert Zemeckis film Back to the Future, Batman straps The Flash to the hood of the Batmobile and drives them both into the speed force.

This results in the Dark Knight and the Scarlet Speedster being trapped in one body. Much like Peter Parker was trapped inside the mind of Doc Ock while the villain was taking over the hero’s body in Superior Spider-Man, The Flash is given a similar fate while Batman wreaks havoc as a new speedster villain, Red Death.

Many fans have theorized that instead of Grant Gustin’s DC hero colliding with the Caped Crusader to become The CW’s Red Death, the event could happen with a number of other characters. The theories range from Eobard Thawne becoming Red Death,  to even Stephen Amell’s Green Arrow donning the red suit for the role. So far, there has been no official confirmation as to how Red Death will join the Arrowverse and who he will be played by.

We’ll be sure to keep you updated on all news regarding The Flash as soon as more information becomes available. What do you think about the artwork above featuring Grant Gustin? Which Arrowverse character do you think will collide with Grant Gustin’s Barry Allen to create Red Death? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!

The Flash stars Grant Gustin as Barry Allen / Flash, Candice Patton as Iris West, Danielle Panabaker as Caitlin Snow / Killer Frost, Carlos Valdes as Cisco Ramon / Vibe, Tom Cavanagh as Harrison “Sherloque” Wells, Jesse L. Martin as Joe West, Danielle Nicolet as Cecile Horton, Hartley Sawyer as Ralph Dibny / Elongated Man, Jessica Parker Kennedy as Nora West-Allen, and Chris Klein as Cicada.

The Flash airs on Tuesday at 8:00 p.m. on The CW.

Source: Instagram

Top Actors To Replace Ben Affleck In Matt Reeves’ ‘The Batman’

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Batman Ben Affleck Matt ReevesBen Affleck is officially out as Batman and it's a pretty sad day.

Words cannot describe how sad I am to see Ben Affleck announce that he's no longer Batman. His Batman is why I do what I do. In Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, I fell in love with his comic book-accurate interpretation of the Caped Crusader. It was a breath of fresh air and it felt like we finally had the one true Batman.

Three years have quickly sped by and we're officially going to receive a new Batman for his next movie. Last night, Ben Affleck announced that he will not return as the Dark Knight in Matt Reeves' The Batman and now everyone's attention has moved towards wanting to know who the next Bruce Wayne will be. Matt Reeves is said to want an actor that's around 20 years younger than Affleck while Warner Bros. wants someone older. My guess is that Reeves wants a fresh start while the studio wants an older actor for crossover potential.

In this list, I will discuss the actors I think can replace Ben Affleck as Batman using the parameters that Matt Reeves and Warner Bros. want. Hit Next to see our picks to play the Batman.

Michael Fassbender

Michael Fassbender X-Men

Michael Fassbender is an X-Men alum and no stranger to comic book franchises. The actor has shown multiple levels of range and could definitely handle the Batman/Bruce Wayne personality. If they go with the older range for the next Dark Knight, then Fassbender is probably one of the best choices to take over the role.

Ben Barnes

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Ben Barnes is out of a job after The Punisher season 2 and he's one of the best actors in that series. The second season tied up Barnes' arc on The Punisher and the actor has already told us that that he'd love to play the Caped Crusader. Barnes definitely has the pretty boy look going on for him and I wonder what his take on Bruce Wayne could be.

Ryan Gosling

Ryan Gosling Blade Runner 2049

I've said this before and I'll say it again: Ryan Gosling needs to star in a superhero movie. I've always thought Gosling would make a great Batman. Every role that he's done has shown us his capability and he could crush it as Bruce Wayne.

Jon Hamm

Jon Hamm Mad Men

Jon Hamm is my top choice for an older Batman. If Warner Bros. wants to cast an older actor for crossover potential, Jon Hamm is the studio's best bet. He has a similar look to Ben Affleck, and c'mon, the guy's look just screams Bruce Wayne.

Armie Hammer

Armie Hammer The Man from U.N.C.L.E.

Armie Hammer is 32 years old and was cast as the Caped Crusader in George Miller's Justice League: Mortal. That film will never see the light of day, but that doesn’t mean that Hammer doesn't deserve a second shot at being the Batman. He's charming, broody and will probably give his all for this role. Armie Hammer is a great option because he's young enough for Matt Reeves and Warner Bros. could work in a way for him to crossover with the rest of the DC Extended Universe.

Richard Madden

Richard Madden Bodyguard

Game of Thrones alum Richard Madden is my top choice to replace Ben Affleck as Batman. The actor is young, has the look and definitely has the acting chops to play the duality of Batman and Bruce Wayne. Madden just won the Golden Globe for Best Actor in a Television series for the BBC drama Bodyguard, so Warner Bros. may want to quickly snatch him up.

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