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WATCH: Flash TV spot gives us new look at Keaton’s Batman as we look at the repercussions of changing timelines

April 13th, 2023 by Marc Comments

A new TV spot for The Flash has given us a new look at Micheal Keaton’s Bruce Wayne/Batman, bottom, and, as a child of the 80s, it has me very, very excited.

The movie will have Ezra Miller’s Barry Allen/The Flash going back in time to save his murdered mother and accidentally destroying time and reality and having to turn to Keaton’s Batman, from another reality, to help him put everything back the way it was.

The movie is expected to result in things changing and leading to the new DCU that kicks off after Aquaman later this year.

One of these changes will see Michael Shannon returning as Zod from Man of Steel only this time he will face off against Sasha Calle’s Supergirl in case of Henry Cavill’s Superman. Shannon recently spoke about returning to the movie and his confusion, given his (very controversial) death at the end of Man of Steel.

WATCH: The full trailer for The Flash is finally here!

“I was a little confused,” Shannon said. “I said, ‘As memory serves me, I think I died in ‘Man of Steel.’ Are they sure they got the right guy?’ But then they explained to me the whole multiverse phenomenon, which I was a little behind the times on that. I can’t say that I’m a huge consumer of this genre of films — not that I have anything against them. If I’m going to watch a movie, the odds are it’s not going to be one of those, but I sure love making them.”

The star will play a different version of Zod in this movie and suggest he won’t be round for too long in it: “I tried to get back into his skin. He’s a little different in this film. He’s a little more… I don’t know how to put it. You don’t spend as much time with him, so you don’t really get to know as much about what he’s thinking. It’s not necessarily his movie. That’s the thing with these multiverse movies — you get a little bit of this and a little bit of that. But it’s really Ezra [Miller’s] movie.”

Interstingly, one of the changes in The Flash movie was the costumes the heroes in Shazam! Fury of the Gods wore.

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In the new movie, which was originally set to come out after The Flash, the heroes all had different suits and this was supposed to be a small change resulting from Flash’s meddling with time. Shazam! director David F Samberg said when asked about the changed suits: “Yeeaaaaah. Because we were originally supposed to come out after ‘The Flash’ and, you know, ‘The Flash’ is going to play around with the multiverse and timelines and things like that. So in my head it was like, ‘Well, that could be the explanation,’ you know. That they always looked like this in this universe now that it’s changed.”

This explains why they actually reshot the end of the first movie with the new suits for a flashback in the Shazam! sequel:

It just goes to show how much a delayed movie can mess up a franchise, doesn’t it?

On June 16, worlds collide. Watch the official trailer now for The Flash – only in theaters. #TheFlashMovie

Warner Bros. Pictures presents “The Flash,” directed by Andy Muschietti (the “IT” films, “Mama”). Ezra Miller reprises their role as Barry Allen in the DC Super Hero’s first-ever standalone feature film.

Worlds collide in “The Flash” when Barry uses his superpowers to travel back in time in order to change the events of the past. But when his attempt to save his family inadvertently alters the future, Barry becomes trapped in a reality in which General Zod has returned, threatening annihilation, and there are no Super Heroes to turn to. That is, unless Barry can coax a very different Batman out of retirement and rescue an imprisoned Kryptonian… albeit not the one he’s looking for. Ultimately, to save the world that he is in and return to the future that he knows, Barry’s only hope is to race for his life. But will making the ultimate sacrifice be enough to reset the universe?

“The Flash” ensemble also includes rising star Sasha Calle, Michael Shannon (“Bullet Train,” “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice”), Ron Livingston (“Loudermilk,” “The Conjuring”), Maribel Verdú (“Elite,” “Y tu mamá también”), Kiersey Clemons (“Zack Snyder’s Justice League,” “Sweetheart”), Antje Traue (“King of Ravens,” “Man of Steel”) and Michael Keaton (“Spider-Man: Homecoming,” “Batman”).

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….