The Flash has tried to keep its main villain close to its chest. However, after a recent toy fair leaked the villain’s powers, a new toy has given fans their best look yet at the villain.
Thanks to a number of leaks from the film’s merch, fans now know the villain for The Flash will be the Dark Flash, who apppears to be based on the Black Flash from the comics, and will be able to suck the soul from speedsters. Leaks of the Dark Flash’s appearance have either been obscured or highly stylized for the toy in question. However, a new figure by McFarlane Toys reveals our best look yet at the villain. Images of the figure can be seen below:
The introduction of the Dark Flash is a large departure from the Flashpoint comics that the film is based on, with the Reverse Flash being the main villain of the story. The Dark Flash has also been entirely absent from the film’s trailers so far, with most of the focus being put on the versions of Ezra Miller’s Barry Allen and Michael Keaton’s Batman. It is likely fans will have to wait until the film comes out to see what role they play in this adaptation.
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.
The Flash hits theaters on June 16, 2023. Stay tuned for all the latest news regarding the DC Universe and make sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel for more content!