Since his “Rebirth” in 2009, Barry Allen has been back in full-force as The Flash. Just a few years later, his popularity grew when he became the official Flash in DC Comics’ New 52 relaunch, and coupled with The CW’s “The Flash” TV series he’s basically running his way up a tornado of pop culture love. Warner Bros. is still moving full steam ahead on their “The Flash” movie, set for 2018. Now, a report from Den of Geek! says the filmmakers behind the upcoming movie are looking to create a more “tech-based” costume.
Still three years out, “The Perks of Being a Wallflower’s” Ezra Miller will star as the Scarlet Speedster and the film will directly tie in the DC’s burgeoning cinematic universe, established in 2013’s “Man of Steel” and picking up speed in 2016’s “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.”
Still, WB is looking to tease fans any way they can, and according to Den of Geek!, the people behind “The Flash” movie are shooting for a different style of costume than fans may be used to in order to avoid “any comparison to the well-designed and received TV version” which Grant Gustin’s Barry Allen sports on the series. And to distance themselves as much as possible, the designers are going for a “tech-based” suit, “like armor.”
This might hint at a lack of the Speed Force, the energy field that encompasses The Flash and protects him from the elements, or a more powered-down speedster. Whatever the case may be, comparisons have been made to the character’s suit in the popular “Injustice: Gods Among Us,” a video game which offers a darker, grittier take on the DC heroes. Either way, it seems the movie will lean into the nerdier side of Barry Allen’s genius-level, forensic scientist qualities.
At this point, the film is still well into pre-production with Seth Grahame-Smith writing and making his directorial debut with the project, so any number of things could change before cameras start rolling.
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