While Marvel comics fans have been lucky enough to have had 8 years and 13 films in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, those who prefer DC have been patiently waiting for their favorite heroes to finally hit the big screen. Luckily, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice served as the starting point of the DC Extended Universe, and quickly introduced some of the biggest DC heroes through quick cameos. One of these characters is Barry Allen/The Flash, who will be played by actor Ezra Miller in the DCEU. While we know the casting and saw a quick scene or two with Miller in Dawn of Justice, we overall have very little information about the character, and how he will be represented in future films. Until now.
He brings in new energy. Batman has to be kind of bummed out because his parents died and Superman is already established as a serious person and Wonder Woman's angry about stuff. Stuff's happening. But then you've got a guy who's like, 'Eh, whatever, I run fast!'
This is a pretty hilarious peek into what we can expect to see from The Flash. And honestly, it sounds like exactly what the DCEU needs.
One of the most hated aspects of both Man of Steel and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice was its tone. A stark contrast to the Marvel Cinematic Universe's lightness and use of comedy, the two DC movies which have been released are extremely serious, dark, and just plain no fun. While Gotham's Dark Knight is a traditionally brooding entity, Superman might have been even more moody than Bats so far. Both of Zack Snyder's DCEU films have been consistently one-note in regards to tone, as well as their seriously long runtimes. But according to Ezra Miller, The Flash's presence in future films will help with this issue.
Ezra Miller has played quirky and hilarious characters plenty of times in his career. His appearances in both The Perks of Being a Wallflower and Trainwreck showed off serious comedic chops, in addition to the quirky personality that we've seen in various interviews. It now appears that The Flash will unsurprisingly be the comic relief of Justice League. We know that major mixups have been happening over at DC, so perhaps the next venture into the DCEU will have a lighter tone, and be more fun for audience members. Suicide Squad looks like it has more than its share of comedy, so things may already be looking up for the movie universe that DC fans have been patiently waiting for.
Of course, we'll just have to wait and see when Justice League is released November 17th, 2017. In the meantime we can check out all the villains and comedy in Suicide Squad on August 5th, 2016.