The Flash marked the final time that Ben Affleck would don the cape and cowl as Batman, ending his time with the DC Universe. However, brand new behind-the-scenes photos tease a scrapped post-credits scene hinting at his return.
For all of the faults of the old DCEU, many fans can agree Ben Affleck was a pretty good Batman, despite all the hell the internet gave him when he was first cast. This meant his appearance in The Flash was a somber moment, celebrating his final moments as Bruce Wayne on the big screen. However, new behind-the-scenes photos for a scrapped post-credits scene show Affleck donning a brand new suit, which could have potentially meant a return in the future of the DC Universe:
With James Gunn and Peter Safran planning to move on from the past with their new DC Universe, it’s no shock a post-credits scene teasing Ben Affleck’s return as Batman was cut from The Flash. However, fans can only hope the scene one day surfaces online to see what the original plan was for his return.
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.
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