Multiple TV spots for The Flash have been spotted around recently, and they reveal that something awesome is coming our way.
It would be an understatement to say The Flash has been in the spotlight for quite some time now. The film will mark a crucial step moving forward with the DCEU, as it has been confirmed it will reset almost everything that we’ve seen so far. Coupled with the fact that it is reportedly shaping up to be one of the greatest superhero movies ever made, the speedster’s next adventure is surrounded by a lot of expectations. Fortunately, it seems it won’t be long before we get a better glimpse at it.
Numerous TV spots have surfaced, giving us new looks at Michael Keaton’s Batman, Sasha Calle’s Supergirl, and Michael Shannon’s Zod. Not only that but they also reveal that a new trailer will be released on April 25. This date will coincide with The Flash’s premiere at CinemaCon, where movie theater owners will be among the first lucky few to watch it.
This could turn out to be a great marketing stunt for Warner provided the film receives a positive critical reception. A new trailer for the general public to see along with good comments about DC’s latest project would generate some level of excitement. And let’s be honest: after all the recent controversies surrounding Ezra Miller, The Flash could surely use that.
You can watch the new TV spots below:
A Flashpoint adaptation in The Flash movie
While these TV spots don’t reveal much, there are some interesting details to gather from them. Around the 27-second mark, we can see Barry staring at a photo of his parents while saying “I could make it right if I could just go back and save them”. This, along with the fact that the DCEU will be rebuilt, pretty much confirms the movie will follow the Flashpoint storyline.
The massive time-altering event sees The Flash creating a butterfly effect by going back to the past in order to save his mom’s life. This arc instantly became a hit for comic book readers, so it comes as no surprise it will be adapted for the big screen. Sure, they will probably be some key differences between the narrative of the movie and the comics. However, they will both share the same purpose: to provide a blank slate for new stories to come.
DC’s recent shift in direction means some things will need to be rebuilt from scratch even when others stay the same. For example, while we’re getting a younger version of Superman on the big screen, Viola Davis will keep playing Amanda Waller in HBO’s live-action series. This is a perfect opportunity to keep what has been working so far while changing (or even recasting) what hasn’t. But in order to do so in a way that makes narrative sense, time travel will need to be involved. And wouldn’t you know it, The Flash is the perfect hero to deal with that.
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