POLL RESULTS: Which non-DCEU movie characters should be in The Flash?
With both Ben Affleck and Michael Keaton already set to return as the Dark Knight for the long-awaited The Flash, ComingSoon.net asked our readers what other non-DCEU portrayals of DC Comics heroes they’d like to see in the film and after a week and nearly 1200 votes, a certain chain-smoking occult expert came out victorious. See the results below!
Which Non-DCEU Movie Characters Should Be in The Flash?
Though initially received with mixed reviews from critics and comic book fans alike, Keanu Reeves’ portrayal of Alan Moore, Stephen R. Bissette, Rick Veitch and John Totleben’s occult detective John Constantine has gone on to achieve a cult following and has many hopeful for his return in some capacity, including the John Wick star himself. The Reynolds-starring Green Lantern was met with much scorn upon its 2011 release, with the star consistently poking fun at it in his Deadpool films, but it appears fans would love to see him return.
Bill Finger and Bob Kane’s Catwoman has been on screen to varying degrees of reception and Michelle Pfeiffer’s turn as the cat burglar and Dark Knight love interest still sits as many’s favorite and with Keaton set to return, it would be a delight to see those two perform together on screen again. It’s hard to imagine Christian Bale returning to the role, especially after the moving send-off for the character in The Dark Knight Rises, but with two Batmen already in the film what’s the harm in bringing in another. As the film and TV worlds have collided on multiple occasions in the DC world, fans got to see Brandon Routh don the cape of the Man of Steel once more in the Crisis on Infinite Earths event and while he is preparing his departure from the world of the Arrowverse, it could be a fun nod to his work on reviving the character for the big screen with a cameo as Superman in the film, even if it’s reused footage from the crossover special.
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Even before Warner Bros. Pictures had launched the DCEU in 2013, fans of all ages have already enjoyed a varied selection of live-action DC films throughout the years, spanning from 1966’s Adam West-led Batman film, to 1982’s Wes Craven-directed Swamp Thing, and up until Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight trilogy.
That’s why, it isn’t difficult to speculate about the probability that Warner Bros. wouldn’t pass up the opportunity of utilizing other iconic characters from the DC film library, especially when The Flash producers have been very vocal about the movie’s role in restarting the DCEU’s continuity that would allow various character iterations to collide.
Warner Bros. first revealed that their Flash film would be inspired by Geoff Johns and Andy Kubert’s Flashpoint comic as early as 2017. The studio even went so far as to change the movie’s title to Flashpoint. But following last month’s announcement of the film’s 2022 release date, it doesn’t sound like this is still the case.
It’s probably for the best that the filmmakers are going to make changes to Johns and Kubert’s original Flashpoint arc. After all, the story has already been brought to life in animated form and in the Arrowverse. In 2013, Warner Home Video released Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox. A few years later, The CW’s The Flash aired its own version of the story during the show’s third season. With this, it makes sense that Warner Bros.’ film division would want to make something that stands out from prior adaptations. Plus, the timeline tampering could also be used a means of fixing continuity issues within the DCEU.
Set to be directed by IT‘s Andy Muschietti, the Ezra Miller-led Flash movie is now scheduled to be released on July 1, 2022. Miller first portrayed the scarlet speedster in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Justice League.