The second trailer for The Flash, which will be released on June 16th, has me excited to watch this movie in theaters. when it debuts. The quality of the broader DCEU plot is the biggest factor to blame for my lack of interest in The Flash. The Flash may be a wonderful movie, but its surrounding universe has been rather underwhelming. What’s the purpose when it’s all been canceled already?
I will admit, though, that I’m apprehensively eager to watch James Gunn and Peter Safran take control of the DCEU and attempt to emulate Marvel’s MCU.
Almost everyone in the DCEU was effectively let go by the pair. And Gunn and Safran are laying out a whole new trajectory that, if anything, will have nothing to do with the previous DCEU. The Flash is the ideal film to conclude the Snyder DCEU before continuing on in the future, which is one reason to be thrilled about it.
They could be fantastic actors, and I did like Miller’s portrayal of the Flash in earlier DCEU films. Yet, their conduct away from the camera has been, to put it mildly, offensive. Moreover, I’m not really a fan of Flash to begin with.
Batman, though, is a very different story. Now The Flash teaser 2 shows us a ton of Batmen—so many that I start to believe this is a Batman movie. Ben Affleck and Michael Keaton each play Bruce Wayne in the movie. The first one is particularly interesting because the actor hasn’t played the part since the early 1990s. And fans have long loved Keaton’s portrayal of Batman. Although the new teaser shows us an aging Wayne, the vigilante is just as tenacious.
But in actuality, this isn’t a Batman tale. Batman is only present to assist Sasha Calle’s Supergirl, the two Flash versions, and Batman in repairing the multiverse. When General Zod, played by Michael Shannon, attacks a version of Earth without Superman, he may appear to be the antagonist of the narrative. But we can be misled by the trailer. Someone else who is hidden right in front of us might be the genuine bad guy.
Compared to the Super Bowl Flash clip Warner published a few months ago, the new trailer does the narrative credit. The universe is in chaos because of Barry Allen and the two iterations of the young superhero will have to make some difficult decisions. It appears that the past can be changed, but doing so will have very serious implications.