The Flash is set to restart the DC Universe with a fresh new vision when it lands in theaters later this month. Yet it’s not without a glimpse of some of an old Superman the reboot is set to leave behind.
A brand new Korean trailer for The Flash was just released online, showcasing fresh footage of Ezra Miller’s Barry Allen taking on his toughest opponent yet: a sandwich artist. It’s during this wait for his lunch that fans not only see some brand new action from the film, but also a glimpse at that timeline’s Superman, who was formerly portrayed by Henry Cavill. While his face isn’t shown, the short scene of him saving civilians from a volcano is sure to be a sweet treat for fans. The full trailer can be seen below:
The history of Henry Cavill’s Superman in The Flash has been as troubled as the DC Universe itself. Originally, Warner Bros. planned on replacing Cavill with Sasha Calle as Supergirl. These plans seemed to shift with Cavill’s Black Adam cameo, which seemed to reintroduce the character to the universe. Those plans were also scrapped once James Gunn and Peter Safran became co-chairs of DC Studios and laid out their plans for a new DCU starting with Superman: Legacy.
It’s unclear if this will be the extent of Henry Cavill’s Superman in The Flash, or if the post-credits scene hidden from preview screenings may serve as some sort of final send-off to the character. Regardless, early reviews praise the film’s quality and heart, with Sasha Calle’s Supergirl being a stand-out performance. It seems as though no matter who takes up the mantle of the Man of Steel, the legacy is in good hands.
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.
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