The Flash has mostly kept details about its villain close its chest. However, a simple editing mistake in a new trailer for the film may have spoiled a twist.
A recent international trailer for The Flash featured brand new footage of Barry Allen meeting his alternate self and some cute interactions with fans. While most fans were focused on what the trailer added, some eagle-eyed viewers were quick to notice a difference in some of the scenes that were kept the same between the two trailers. Specifically, fans noticed a large spike on the back of the alternate Barry’s shoulder in the Japanese version that was suspiciously absent in the English version of the sneak peek.
Many fans point to this editing mistake as revealing that the alternate Barry will actually transform into the Dark Flash over the course of the film. This isn’t the first time the Dark Flash has been connected to the film, as multiple pieces of leaked merch has revealed that the character will be involved in the plot in some form. When compared to the McFarlane line of toys, the similarities become hard to ignore:
While it’s clear that in that scene Barry hasn’t completely finished his transition into the Dark Flash, he’s likely well on his way at that point. This change serves as a large departure from the original Flashpoint comic this film is based on, which saw the Reverse Flash as the being to torment Barry for his own mistakes. With the film set to speed its way into theaters next month, it won’t be long until fans decide whether this change was for the better.
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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