The Flash movie: 26 DC Easter Eggs and what they mean

Warner Bros. Pictures’ action adventure “THE FLASH,” a Warner Bros. Pictures release. Courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures/™ & © DC Comics
Warner Bros. Pictures’ action adventure “THE FLASH,” a Warner Bros. Pictures release. Courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures/™ & © DC Comics /
1 of 13

The Flash is a film that serves up a smorgasbord of delightful Easter eggs, callbacks, and appearances from the vast archive of Warner Bros. and DC. 

The Flash is a roller-coaster ride through alternate universes and time paradoxes, stuffing its Easter basket full of… surprises.

Drawing inspiration from MCU counterparts such as Spider-Man: No Way Home and Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, as well as Sony’s venture Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse, The Flash embraces the charm of alternate realities and the expansive DC universe.

There are plenty of Easter eggs in The Flash to make any long-time fans as well as new fans of the franchise squeal in their seats, and point at the screen like that Leonardo DiCaprio meme.


The Flash movie DC Easter Eggs

Wonder Woman
GAL GADOT as Wonder Woman in Warner Bros. Pictures’ action adventure “WONDER WOMAN 1984,” a Warner Bros. Pictures release. /

1. Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman

In one of the first scenes of The Flash, the screen is graced with none other than Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman’s presence. Fresh off her cameo in Shazam! Fury of the Gods, the charismatic Diana Prince, A.K.A Wonder Woman, springs into action. The scene finds Ben Affleck’s Batman teetering on the edge of a bridge, in a frantic race against time to prevent a criminal, clutching deadly chemicals, from plunging into the river below – an act that could spell disaster for the city.

As Batman’s grip loosens and the criminal begins to fall, a familiar golden rope swirls through the air – it’s the Lasso of Truth! With perfect timing, Wonder Woman swings into action, ensnaring the falling criminal and averting a city-wide catastrophe. With the day saved, she then takes off into the sky, off to her next endeavor.

2. Barry and Iris

So far, within the DCU landscape, Barry and Iris’s interactions have been fairly limited, with their only significant encounter being in Zack Snyder’s Justice League, where Barry uses his super-speed to rescue Iris from a car crash. Other than this pivotal scene, Kiersey Clemons, who brings Iris to life, has been noticeably absent from the DCU’s film roster.

This could mean that The Flash effectively validates the events that unfold in Zack Snyder’s Justice League. The conversation takes an interesting turn when Iris mentions the unforgettable car crash incident, hinting that they’ve crossed paths before. However, Barry playfully denies any such encounter, subtly acknowledging the ambiguity surrounding Zack Snyder’s Justice League‘s place in the DCU canon. It’s a clever tip of the hat, delivered with just the right amount of whimsy.