The Lightning will theoretically hit theaters this summer, though the Scarlet Speedster’s long-awaited solo adventure arrives under a cloud.
The elephant in the room throughout the ad campaign will be star Ezra Miller’s headline-grabbing criminal escapades. However, there’s also the uncomfortable fact that with James Gunn now directing the DCU, any plot elements introduced in the film are unlikely to be followed up.
Regardless, the trailers tease a multiverse adventure starring Michael Keaton’s ’89 Batman and an alternate version of the titular hero. For the past few days, the internet has been buzzing with excitement over a piece of apparent promotional art from the film, although this actually appears to be a creation for the Flash Film News fan account rather than anything official from Warner Bros.
The four characters in the image are from various mock-ups and other artworks, although it’s the lightning bolt on the left that draws the most attention. This Flash seems to have created his costume from one of Keaton’s old rubber batsuits, consistent with some previous official images:
This seems to be the one Batman returns Batsuit repainted in Flash Crimson, with bat ears cut off and some hazard tape taped around it. Either way, fans don’t like what they see:
Not being able to turn your head could be problematic for a streaker:
Not exactly heroic:
The same feeling:
Maybe his fanname will be Wide-Neck Flash?
Fingers crossed when we see Warner Bros. official art for this costume, it doesn’t look all that terrible. Our next official look at The Lightning comes during Super Bowl LVII on February 12, where the first full-length trailer is expected.
Warner Bros. knows there’s a lot of catching up to do on the difficult project, so expect the studio to pull out all the stops. It remains to be seen whether that will be enough. fingers crossed.
The Lightning hits theaters on June 16, 2023.
https://wegotthiscovered.com/movies/the-flash-costume-converted-from-an-old-batsuit-isnt-exactly-winning-over-the-doubters/ The Flash costume, rebuilt from an old Batsuit, doesn’t exactly convince the doubters