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We're coming up on a particularly exciting time for DC fans. Because while the DC Extended Universe is still very much in its infancy, there's about to be a majorly exciting payoff. Because Zack Snyder and Joss Whedon's Justice League is about a month away, and we will see the trinity of heroes joined by newcomers like Cyborg, Aquaman, and The Flash. In a bit of genius casting, the latter will be played by Fantastic Beasts and Perks of Being a Wallflower actor Ezra Miller, who will no doubt bring a youthful energy to the film. But there's one aspect of The Flash that he definitely won't be bringing to the film: the iconic ring that hides his suit in the comics.
Well, you know, look. I can confirm, spoiler alert, his suit does not pop out of his ring [in the movie]. Things have to progress, you know? Original Barry Allen was clearly an incredibly, incredibly clever scientist. We acknowledge and respect that.
For those less familiar with The Flash's comic book adventures, his ring is often the way that The Flash is able to instantly change into his iconic superhero suit. With just the push of a button, the ring would pop open and Barry Allen's Flash costume would grow back to full size, allowing the young hero to quickly change and get down to crime fighting.
Although Barry Allen won't have his signature Flash ring, that doesn't mean it should take him very long to change into his suit in Justice League. The guy has super speed, so it would probably take only a few seconds for him to haul ass back to his hideout and get changed, if he had to. Plus, the battle against Steppenwolf and his army of Parademons doesn't exactly call for the use of subtlety or The League's secret identities, so I doubt this would even be an issue at all. The group is battling against a ton of foes, so they'll likely be suited up for the majority of the film's action. And it may end up showing up later in the DCEU. Miller also said:
I know the ring is the coolest thing about the DC universe. It was a little hard for us to sell in this version of this universe right now. Bear with us! There's gonna be other cool things.
Ezra Miller's Flash is one of the most exciting aspects of Justice League. While much of the DCEU is in a bit of limbo, it seems like the plans for the Flashpoint movie are actually moving forward. Justice League will have to properly set up Barry Allen's solo journey, and introduce DC fans to yet another live action version of the character, following Grant Gustin's portrayal in The CW's Flash show.
Justice League will arrive in theaters on November 17th. In the meantime, check out our 2017 release list to plan your next trip to the movies.