A tie-in comic to the upcoming DCEU film The Flash reveals that a certain member of the JSA is canon to the franchise.
Many fans of the DCEU have their eyes on what Warner Bros. Discovery has planned for the future, especially in the wake of the cancellation of Batgirl, as well as numerous delays for films such as Shazam! Fury of the Gods, Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom, and The Flash. Over the last few months, headlines related to Andy Muschietti’s upcoming film have been mired in negativity due to the film’s star, Ezra Miller exhibiting erratic behavior. Since then, Miller has sought rehabilitation and reportedly met with Warner Bros. to discuss their issues and confirm their commitment to the upcoming film.
With The Flash still set to run into theaters next summer, promotional material is on the way, including a tie-in comic that confirmed the existence of one JSA member that is exists within the canon of the DCEU.
More JSA on the way in the DCEU?
In The Flash: The Fastest Man Alive #1, Barry Allen is shown with a book in his hand, titled Ted Grant’s Guide to Boxing. Ted Grant is also known as Wildcat, and is associated with the JSA and also mentors Black Canary. With the existence of Ted Grant in the DCEU, along with the introduction of the aforementioned superhero team set for Black Adam, it’s safe to say that there may be some big plans for them beyond the upcoming Dwayne Johnson film.
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 DCEU. 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 is currently set for release on June 23, 2023. Stay tuned for all the latest news on the film, and the future of the JSA beyond Black Adam in the DCEU, and subscribe to Heroic Hollywood’s YouTube channel for more original video content.