Although the new CEO of DC Studios James Gunn has announced the new future of this superhero universe, whether the film acts as a “hinge” to enter a new era like Flash will reveal more to the audience about the movie. DC in the near future?
Streamline new superhero faces
Over the decade of the DCEU, audiences have become accustomed to superheroes becoming iconic: Batman has to be Ben Affleck, Superman has to be Henry Cavill, Wonder Woman has to be Gal Gadot, Aquaman has to be Jason Momoa… and even super villain Harley Quinn has to be Margot Robbie.
However, with events happening in the footsteps of Flash, completely new possibilities are possible in the DC universe. This streamlines the plan to build a different DC cinematic universe with the brand new faces that James Gunn cherished.
DC fans also commented happily after watching Flash: A world without Superman is really dangerous. Whether by coincidence or intentional, the film that laid the first brick for the DC universe under James Gunn’s reign is Superman: Legacy, a work written and directed by Gunn himself. That further honors Superman’s position in this superhero universe.
It is almost certain that Henry Cavill will not return as Superman in this new universe. Currently, a number of names are rumored to play Superman as the actor of the X-Men universe, or to star in the newly released film Reinfield – Nicholas Hoult, David Corenswet and Tom Brittney. Meanwhile, three potential female stars for the role of Lois Lane are Sex Education actress Emma Mackey, Bridgerton’s hot beauty Phoebe Dynevor and Rachel Brosnahan.
Similarly, Flash’s multi-version-Batman reunion further streamlines the new Batman face of the DCU screen, which is expected to appear in the first film The Brave and the Bold.
The appearance of Supergirl Kara Zor-El received a lot of positive response from the audience in Flash also paved the way for a separate movie about this character, as she became more familiar to the general audience. However, according to a statement from DC Studios, Supergirl in Supergirl: Woman of Tomorrow will be a “new to the audience” version.
Revealing the “near future” of the DCEU universe
Although considered a pivotal movie for a “reset” of the DC universe, in fact, The Flash is not the last film of the Zack Snyder era to enter the James Gunn era. The DCEU still has two other titles, Blue Beetle coming out in August and Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom coming out in December this year.
However, Blue Beetle has almost nothing to do with events in the DCEU and audiences can fully enjoy it as an independent film. Part 1 of Aquaman is similar, with events taking place quite separately from those in the DCEU, focusing more on depicting the origin of the king of the sea.
The Flash’s post-credits scene more or less tells us, Aquaman is still in contact with members of the Justice League. And so, audiences can not only be confident in the upcoming Aquaman movie, but can also look forward to Aquaman’s future in James Gunn’s DCU.
FLASH is showing in theaters in 2D, IMAX 2D, 4DX, ScreenX formats.