WARNING: For anyone unaware of the origins of ‘The Flash’ (either the comic, TV Show, or the potential upcoming movies), there are some SPOILERS ahead!
So in the latest trailer for ‘Justice League,’ there was a moment where Barry Allen is visiting his father, Henry Allen, in prison, a shot which I noticed despite its brevity and lack of dialogue because it was very similar to scenes we had witnessed in ‘The Flash’ Season 1 between Grant Gustin’s Barry Allen and his father in prison. And it should be, I suppose, because Henry Allen being in prison is an essential aspect of the Flash’s modern day backstory. For anyone not in the know, in modern times, Barry’s early life was defined by a tragic incident in which his mother was killed by multiple stab wounds from a knife that somehow found its way into his father’s possession, leaving the cops no choice but to assume Henry Allen did the deed, despite the loving relationship between the pair and lack of motive.
For anyone not in the know, in modern times, Barry’s early life was defined by a tragic incident in which his mother was killed by multiple stab wounds from a knife that somehow found its way into his father’s possession, leaving the cops no choice but to assume Henry Allen did the deed, despite the loving relationship between the pair and lack of motive. Eventually, Barry will learn that it was the Reverse-Flash, Eobard Thawne, who traveled back in time that did the deed, all to ruin Barry’s life because of a long-standing grudge with the hero.
Which now leads us to believe that if Henry Allen is in prison in the ‘Justice League’ trailer, he is most likely there after being wrongly accused and convicted of killing Nora Allen, which means that in the DCEU, the Reverse-Flash has to exist, because he has to have been the one to actually kill Nora Allen and frame Barry’s father. Which is cool and all, but how long will they have to sit on that fact before they are able to introduce the villain, set up his powers and rivalry with Barry, and then actually have the story where he goes back in time to kill Barry’s mother? Seems like extreme overconfidence to be planning that many moves in advance when there are no guarantees with this DCEU of any movies actually making it out of the gate, especially when ‘The Flash’ solo movie is still struggling to get a production date, let alone get a sequel.
But alas, Warner Bros and Zack Snyder seem to think people will be coming back no matter what and they’ll have time to carry out all of these big plans, so here’s hoping they get that chance (I know I am because I do really like The Flash character and would love to see more of him on the big screen). What are your thoughts on the existence of the Reverse Flash in the DCEU? Do you think he could be popping up sooner than we think? Share your theories in the comments below!
Source: Screen Rant
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