With the flash slated for release in June 2023, it’s no surprise that many fans shared their theories and speculations. So far, it’s been confirmed that Ezra Miller will return as The Flash, Michael Keaton and Ben Affleck will both star as their iterations of Batman/Bruce Wayne, and Sasha Calle will make an appearance as Supergirl.
It was also confirmed that the flash The film will revolve around the Flash traveling back in time to prevent the murder of his mother. However, his actions lead to the creation of an alternate timeline, hence the appearance of Michael Keaton’s Batman. There are many fan theories surrounding this movie, especially on Reddit, where potential viewers are speculating about the cameos and probable villains of this film.
ten Reverse-Flash will make an appearance
Fans started speculating that Eobard Thawne, aka Reverse-Flash, would be the villain of the flash when the trailer dropped late last year. Thawne is Barry Allen’s nemesis in the comics, having devoted his life to studying the Flash’s exploits before deciding he wanted to kill and replace Barry. A popular villain, it would make perfect sense for Thawne to be the film’s main antagonist.
However, many fans speculated that the second Barry mystery in the trailer is the Reverse-Flash. Fans also theorize that some plot twist in the Multiverse will lead to the creation of the Reverse-Flash and perhaps the mysterious “other” Barry will turn out to be Eobard Thawne.
9 Many hope Henry Cavill will return as Superman
Henry Cavill is an absolute DCEU fan favorite, with many fans claiming he’s the best Superman yet. With that in mind, fans are desperately waiting for him to make an appearance in the flashespecially since Supergirl is expected to star in the film.
However, this Supergirl could be from a different universe than Superman, which could lead to an interesting twist to the story. Sadly, there’s been no hint of Cavill returning as the Man of Steel, but theories point to Cavill doing an appearance in Peacemakeror other DC projects.
8 Fans Wonder How Far The Flash Will Take Flashpoint
It’s been confirmed that Flashpoint will happen to some extent, but how far the flashis this the movie take it? Reddit user u/ItsPizzaTime theorizes that Barry Allen will go back in time, save his mother, and create the Flashpoint. However, the user also speculated that Flashpoint would inadvertently erase events from Steel man, batman v supermanand Zack Snyder’s Justice Leagueeffectively restarting the franchise.
Additionally, u/ItsPizzaTime speculated that Barry will meet Barry from Arrowverse. If that happens, along with Flashpoint, it will put the DCEU’s Barry in an alternate universe. U/ItsPizzaTime then added that Barry’s new universe could be the same universe as Michael Keaton’s Batman; a Gotham where Thomas Wayne lived or where Bruce is teaching a new generation of heroes.
seven Some theories suggest alternate versions of characters will play
Since it’s been confirmed that Michael Keaton will appear as an alternate universe Batman, users on Reddit have suggested that it’s possible there are more alternate universe cameos. Fans have speculated that the public might see George Clooney and Michelle Pfeiffer reprising their roles, if only for brief moments as Barry travels back in time.
Theories suggest that as Barry accidentally creates the Flashpoint, viewers will spot other Batmans and DC villains. One of the alternate characters might even recognize Barry.
6 Barry’s time travel could prevent the Wayne Building from collapsing
As u/ItsPizzaTime has observed, Flashpoint will inevitably make changes to the DCEU, whether it’s erasing characters from this universe or altering their storylines. Fans on Reddit have speculated that rather than being erased from existence, Flashpoint will change Batman’s motivations to fight Superman and form the Justice League.
One of the more interesting theories is that Flashpoint will somehow save the Wayne Building from collapsing in Steel manthus preventing Batman from taking revenge on Superman in batman v superman and avoid Superman’s death. As a result, Bruce Wayne will retire from his vigilantism sooner, perhaps handing over his responsibilities to one of his proteges or being comfortable with the idea of other heroes protecting Gotham.
5 Some fans believe that the Crime Syndicate will be the antagonists of the film
Reddit user u/coie1985 theorized that Flashpoint may reveal a location where an evil version of the Justice League resides and suggests that the evil Justice League will be the antagonist of the flash film. This version of the Justice League is known as the Crime Syndicate of America, consisting of Atomica, Deathstorm, Grid, Johnny Quick, The Martian, The Outsider, Owlman, Power Ring, Sea King, Superwoman, and Ultraman.
The Syndicate made its first appearance in Justice League of America #29 in 1964 and have yet to make an appearance in the DCEU, which means many fans can’t wait to see them appear on the big screen. Although the Syndicate may not be the main antagonist of the flashthey could make an appearance and set up a plot for future movies or TV shows.
4 Another Barry and Batfleck could become the Red Death
Red Death is an evil version of Batman from Earth-52 and a relatively new addition to the DC canon, having first appeared in Dark Days: The Cast #1. Red Death is a member of the Dark Knights, a group of vigilantes in the Dark Multiverse whose goal is to help Barbatos plunge the main DC Multiverse into darkness.
Reddit user u/ProfessorSaltine theorized that in the flash, an alternate universe Barry will merge with Ben Affleck’s Batman and become Red Death. If that happened, Ben Affleck’s Batman would die and it would open the door for Michael Keaton to reprise his role as Batman.
3 The Flash’s Supergirl should be Kara Zor-El
Another Reddit user speculated that the Supergirl who was announced to star in the flash will be Kara Zor-El, Superman’s cousin. Kara Zor-El first appeared in Action comic #252. Whether u/MunroMcLaren theory is true, it would definitely be interesting to see the dynamic between Supergirl and Superman if he also makes an appearance in the flash.
If this theory comes true, Superman and Supergirl might not know they are related. According to current fan understanding, Kara is older than Superman and the two grew up separately. It would be exciting to see Supergirl and Superman interact.
2 Many fans are hoping Grant Gustin will make an appearance
Grant Gustin currently plays the Flash in the Arrowverse TV show, the flashand also starred in Arrow alongside Steven Amell. Since the show is still ongoing and the flash the film will touch on certain aspects of Flashpoint, fans speculated that Chez Gustin Flash will appear as Barry Allen from another timeline.
Similar to what happened Spider-Man: Far From Home along with the three Peter Parkers, Grant Gustin might even help Ezra Miller’s Flash eliminate the Reverse-Flash or repair the damage Flashpoint caused.
1 Black Adam could be considered a villain or an ally
Given that black adamThe trailer has just been released, fans are excited for Dwayne Johnson’s first venture into superhero cinema and Black Adam to get his own standalone movie. Given this hype, many DC fans are wondering if the release of black adam will put in place advice for the flash and if Black Adam will make an appearance in the next Flash movie.
Black Adam has appeared as both a hero and a villain in the comics as he has lived for thousands of years. Since by Zack SnyderJustice League already featured people like Martian Manhunter, possibly Black Adam appearing in the flash is not totally unreasonable.
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