Although next year’s Batman v Superman will obviously focus on the conflict between DC’s biggest superheroes, it’s important not to forget the film’s subtitle – Dawn of Justice. With Wonder Woman already said to be playing a big part, and Aquaman and Cyborg also due for introductions, the worry that the upcoming superhero clash will be a little overstuffed is a valid concern.
Plus, Costume Designer, Michael Wilkinson confirmed the inclusion of another superhero when he spoke with Omelette: “I’m not really at the liberty to talk about The Flash right now, but it’s something that you’ll be seeing in the future in our films. You do get a glimpse of him, of course, in Batman v Superman.
“But I’m really looking forward to taking the amazing, iconic costume for The Flash and interpreting it in a fresh way where Ezra Miller is playing The Flash,” Wilkinson continued. “He’s an extraordinary performer, he has a sort of interesting sense of humor and the youth that will be great for Barry Allen and I think he’s going to make a great Flash.”
If you’re worried The Flash showing up in Batman v Superman is yet another addition to what could already be an overstuffed film, it’s worth highlighting that Wilkinson specifically said we’ll only be getting a “glimpse” of the scarlet speedster. This more than likely means it will only be a cameo to help tide us over until Justice League and his solo movie. Of course, if you really need your Flash fix, there’s the excellent TV show starring Grant Gustin, which airs new episodes each week.
Directed by Zack Snyder and starring Henry Cavill, Ben Affleck, Gal Gadot, Jesse Eisenberg, Jeremy Irons, Laurence Fishburne and Amy Adams, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice will arrive in UK and US cinemas on March 25 2016.