Warner Brothers vowed to keep its existing TV properties separate from the DC Comics cinematic universe which began with 2013’s ‘Man of Steel’ and taking off with next summer’s ‘Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice’. The result is that distinct versions of DC’s comic book heroes will appear on the big and small screens. The CW has a hit on its hands with ‘The Flash’ starring Grant Gustin as Barry Allen, a forensic scientist who gains the power to move at super speed among other abilities. Meanwhile, 2018 will see the arrival of a live action ‘Flash’ solo movie with Ezra Miller in the title role, directed by Seth Grahame-Smith.
In the comics, the fleet-footed hero wears the standard sleek bodysuit– a fairly simple design with golden yellow lightning bolt accents. The TV suit goes a bit darker with a crimson red suit and darker gold elements and a more sturdy, padded look.
How will the movie version differentiate itself? Word is that the film Flash will sport a “tech-based” suit. Occasionally, the Flash has sported armor to enhance his speed abilities, notably in the Alex Ross miniseries ‘Justice’ in which most of the JLA members donned action figure-ready metallic battle suits. The character also wears a more armored-style suit in the popular video game ‘Injustice: Gods Among Us’.
As shown, in ‘Batman V Superman’, Superman (Henry Cavill) wears the same uniform as he did in ‘Man of Steel’ (or at least one that is nearly identical), which is more detailed and intricate than the plain spandex suit in the comics. Batman (Ben Affleck), however, wears a chunky suit of armor, giving him a stocky “mountain of muscle” appearance– an homage to artist Frank Miller’s depictions of the character in ‘The Dark Knight Returns’ comic. Meanwhile, Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot)’s armor is more plated, resembling an ancient Roman soldier’s garb. In a high tech battlesuit, The Flash would contrast nicely with the other heroes.
It’s rumored that in the film, Barry Allen will be a “tech geek” so it’s possible, his new suit will be of his own design. Allen’s scientific prowess has always been a big part of his personality, but designing a super suit that gives him, or enhances his super speed would be a huge step forward.
What do you think? Will The Flash look cool in a high tech suit? Or will that be too cumbersome for a character with super speed?
Ezra Miller’s Barry Allen/The Flash is said to debut in ‘Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice’ which opens on March 25th, 2016, before appearing in ‘Justice League Part 1’ on November 17th, 2017, followed by ‘The Flash’ on March 23rd, 2018.
Source: Screen Rant