“I went back in time to save my parents. But instead, I completely broke the universe.”
Those are familiar words to anyone familiar with Barry Allen aka the Flash. He’s done this sort of thing before, both in the comics and on the small-screen. In this summer’s The Flash, Allen’s meddling with the timestream causes chaos that will change the shape of the DCEU forever.
The Flash is being shown to audiences for the first time at CinemaCon, but for the rest of us we get a couple of new posters and a trailer. The controversial Ezra Miller suits up as Allen, but there are a couple of versions racing around; one that is the Flash we’re familiar with, and another who rocks a new suit that appears to be inspired by Michael Keaton’s Batman. We also see the return of Michael Shannon as Zod, back after his shocking death at the hands of Superman in Man of Steel.
The highlight is definitely Sasha Calle as Supergirl, who features prominently in all of the promos lately. It could be the only time we see her in the role, unless fans get behind Calle and James Gunn decides to cast her in his upcoming Supergirl movie.
Speaking of which, Gunn has been loudly supportive of The Flash, and seems open to the idea of Miller staying in the role despite their recent problems with the law. But it all depends on how The Flash performs when it hits theaters on June 16th.