The Flash is a 2023 DCEU film that has garnered recognition for mostly the wrong reasons. Owing to frontrunner Ezra Miller’s legally controversial streak, the reputation of both the actor and the endeavor was tainted. However, with Warner Bros. Discovery showing no plans of shelving the expensive project, it can be ascertained that the movie is headed for a swift release next year.
While many have grown wary and reluctant in supporting the premise, despite the latest test screenings attesting to the quality of its narrative, what might reinvigorate the lost hope comes in the form of a much-speculated and rumored post-credits scene.
The Rumored Snyderverse Batman Post-Credits Scene
A few months ago, some rumors and reports pointed to how Ben Affleck’s Batman will be featured in The Flash‘s post-credits scene. In the scene, the Snyderverse Caped-crusader is set to find himself flung into the future. At that point, he calls for the Flash that belongs to his timeline, requesting the Scarlet Speedster to come find him. Furthermore, inside sources affirmed that Ben Affleck’s superhero will be shown in the Knightmare realm.
Many assume that this revelation will kickstart the highly anticipated and eagerly dreamt-of Justice League 2. As we all are aware by now, the Ezra Miller-led endeavor will wholeheartedly bring about and embrace the concept of the multiverse in the realms of the DCEU. While there have been no concrete confirmations about the release or production of a Zack Snyder-created second installment of the Justice League, Snyder’s Justice League did end on a massive cliffhanger.
With the speculative implications of the merely rumored post-credits scene, perhaps The Flash is planting the seeds of the superhero team’s return.
Ben Affleck Trusts Zack Snyder’s Vision
Back in 2019 on Jimmy Kimmel Live, Ben Affleck affirmed that he would be stepping down from the role and peacefully retire as the DCEU’s Batman. Then in 2020, news surfaced about his one last appearance in The Flash. Recent reports revealed to the world how Ben Affleck’s iteration of the superhero will also be seen in the Jason Momoa-starrer Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom.
With a constant recurrence, fans have grown eagerly hopeful. According to several sources, Affleck has shown a reluctance to a complete departure from the role, as he wants to leave an ever-lasting impression on the franchise. Apparently, the 50-year-old actor has expressed a sentiment of wanting to leave the DCEU on his terms.
Does this point at Ben Affleck’s desire to reestablish the canceled Batman solo film which he was supposed to write and direct? The one that was set to feature the Caped Crusader tackling Joe Manganiello’s Deathstroke? Not much can be ascertained.
Going in line with the rumors of a Batfleck solo movie, the sources affirmed that Ben Affleck would not be the one to direct it. Allegedly, the actor and filmmaker would much rather have Zack Snyder tackle the premise, as he reportedly only trusts the director’s vision. The source also stated how Warner Bros. Discovery may plan to provide Snyder with the creative control he has always yearned for.
As is the case with all rumors that make rounds across the realms of the Internet, this too should be taken with a pinch of salt. While many remain hopeful for a complete restoration of the Snyderverse, it is yet to be seen what The Flash and Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom has in mind for Ben Affleck’s Batman – whether or not it promises a future, to begin with.
The Flash, starring Ezra Miller, is slated for a 23 June 2023 release.