After cameoing in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and fully debuting next year in Justice League, Ezra Miller's Flash will finally lead his own movie in 2018. Details are still scarce on what to expect from the Scarlet Speedster's solo adventure, including which member of his rogues galley he'll be battling. However, one of the strong contenders is Eobard Thawne, a.k.a. Professor Zoom, a.k.a. the Reverse-Flash. Should that happen, one artist has taken it upon himself to show how the evil speedster might look if he is played by Matthew McConaughey.
Graphic designer BossLogic recently posted how he thinks Matthew McConaughey (he confirmed to one of commenters that it is indeed the "McConaughescence") as the yellow-suited speedster in The Flash. As you can tell from the Ezra Miller Flash design to the left, McConaughey's Reverse-Flash is wearing the same kind of armor that Barry Allen will wear in Justice League, though an official image of that Flash costume has yet to be released. McConaughey's smile is usually one of his most charming features, but as Reverse-Flash, it has nothing but sinister intent.
It's anyone's guess who might will play Reverse-Flash in The Flash movie, but Matthew McConaughey would be an interesting choice. Eobard Thawne is usually depicted as being older and more experienced than Barry Allen, having spent most of his life being either obsessed with the Fastest Man Alive or hating him, so McConaughey's at the right age to play the arch-nemesis. While McConaughey hasn't been confirmed to be part of The Flash or any of the DCEU projects, he did reportedly turn down an opportunity to star in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, so maybe a DC superhero movie would be more to his liking.
While few details have officially come out about The Flash other than Ezra Miller playing the protagonist and Rick Famuyiwa directing the movie, it was rumored back in April that Eobard Thawne was one of the five main characters the production was casting. Described as "Central City's Bill Gates," this version of him was said to suffer from an advanced degenerative disease that has left him confined to a wheelchair, though he is still able to oversee Thawne Laboratories. That sounds extremely similar to how the villain was adapted on The Flash TV series, so we'll have to wait and see whether the movie is taking a page from the small screen or if their Reverse-Flash (if he's even included) will be a different beast.
Do you like this Matthew McConaughey-designed Reverse-Flash? If Eobard Thawne is the movie's main villain, would you like to see McConaughey play him or someone else? Let us know in the comments below! The Flash races into theaters on March 16, 2018.
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