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“He’s gonna face Ezra Miller”: The Flash Reportedly Introducing ‘Dark Flash’ as Main Villain as Fans Puzzled About Reverse Flash’s Existence in the DCU

The Flash Reportedly Introducing ‘Dark Flash’ as Main Villain as Fans Puzzled About Reverse Flash’s Existence in the DCU

Ezra Miller’s upcoming movie The Flash has garnered a lot of buzz about the actor’s troubled and controversial acts and suffering multiple delays. But despite all the troubles, Warner bros is adamant about releasing The Flash, considering the praise it garnered during all of its test screenings and the movie may finally see the light of day after all. Following the movie’s premise, the Flash is reportedly facing his darker version as the primary villain in the Andy Muschietti directorial.

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Ezra Miller as Flash
Ezra Miller as Flash

Ezra Miller’s The Flash will have a darker version of Barry Allen as the antagonist

With The Flash being on the verge of release after multiple delays and controversies, some sources claim that the upcoming villain in the scarlet speedster movie is not going to be Reverse Flash but an evil version of Barry Allen himself.

The doppelganger who is set to appear in the movie alongside Flash is possibly going to be the Flash from Michael Keaton’s universe, and is likely to play the primary antagonist of the movie while being heavily inspired by Eobard Thawne’s Reverse Flash from the Flashpoint storyline and will not be completely responsible for the changes that may occur in Barry’s reality.

Although it will not be the first time that Flash would face his variant, as in season 3 of The CW Flash, the main antagonist of the series, Savitar, was later revealed to be a time remnant of Barry himself, as both characters were played by Grant Gustin.

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Ezra Miller in the upcoming Flash movie
Ezra Miller in the upcoming Flash movie

Fans are puzzled after the announcement of Dark Flash being the villain

Even though The Flash is going to be based on the flashpoint storyline, which revolves around the story where Barry goes back in time to save his mother, which eventually creates a ripple across time that changes everything for the worse. But it seems the movie is going with a major different take on this idea.

For instance, Thomas Wayne, who mentors Flash in the original Flashpoint Story will not be present in this timeline, as the mentorship role will be fulfilled by Michael Keaton’s Batman. Another major difference that has left fans puzzled is the removal of Eobard Thawne from the movie and the role of the Reverse Flash being replaced by Barry’s doppelganger, aka Dark Flash. This decision of not including Eobard Thawne has left many fans disappointed, considering the impact of the character on the iconic storyline.

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Ezra Miller to play two speedsters in the movie
Ezra Miller to play two speedsters in the movie

Although the impact of the movie on the overall DC universe is uncertain following the recent entry of James Gunn and Peter Safran in the office, who are adamant about scrapping the early DCEU and starting over with fresh takes on the characters. So the future of Ezra Miller’s speedster after The Flash is ambiguous.

The Flash will hit theatres in 16 June 2023.

Source: The Direct

Written by Santanu Roy

Santanu Roy is a film enthusiast with a deep love for the medium of animation while also being obsessed with Batman and The Everly Brothers. Apart from pursuing animation and analyzing movies, he possesses a deep fondness for narrative-driven games and is currently a content writer at Fandomwire with over 100 articles.