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Andy Muschietti shows off Flash's new 'organic' suit; screenwriter promises launch of 'cinematic multiverse'
Ezra Miller's Barry Allen is getting a fresh new super-suit for The Flash standalone movie that's on the way from It director Andy Muschietti. While the project is still two years away from opening (and is still waiting to get in front of a camera), the filmmaker was able to show off some concept art during a DC FanDome panel this afternoon.
"As you can see, it's more organic," Muschietti said. "You can see light embedded in it. It has been built by his friend Bruce Wayne this time."
If that's the case, Andy, then is Bruce like the Tony Stark of the DCEU?
Take a look at the fresh costume for yourself:
Speaking of Bruce Wayne, earlier this week we learned that the Flash film would feature not one, but two Batmen played by Ben Affleck and Michael Keaton. In fact, the artwork directly above features the classic costume worn by Keaton for Tim Burton's two Caped Crusader films. Taking inspiration from the famous Flashpoint storyline by Geoff Johns and Andy Kubert, The Flash screenplay written by Christina Hodson (Birds of Prey) will play around with concepts of time, reality, and parallel dimensions.
"The cinematic multiverse is gonna be born out of this movie. It's born out of Barry's story," she said.
"By opening that door that Flashpoint did in the comics, all of these stories and characters can start to collide," added Miller, who already met the Grant Gustin version of Barry Allen in The CW's Crisis on Infinite Earths crossover.
As we learned in 2017's Justice League, Barry is desperate to prove that his father (played by Billy Crudup) did not murder his mother. By going back in time, he'll be able to save his mom and/or exonerate his dad, but at the same time, his speedy powers will start to mess with the fabric of all existence.
"Batman lost his parents, Superman lost his planet, Harley Quinn lost her egg sandwich. But Barry, because he's got this ability to go back and manipulate time, he's the only one who can actually go and change his own personal story," Hodson explained. "I'm also excited to see Andy's version of the Speed Force. He happened to have done some doodles that I may or may not have taken and kept. They are literally unlike anything that I've seen before."
"Telling the story of one of the greatest superheroes of the DC world is a challenge," Muschietti said. "The most important thing is that it gets to your heart."
“You meet Andy and you immediately can understanding why he’s the perfect choice for this movie. It’s his compassion, his priority in this film of finding the heart of the story," echoed Miller.
The Flash is currently scheduled to speed into theaters everywhere June 3, 2022.