If you’ve been reading our entertainment news for a while, you’ve probably figured out that I love the Flash. But I think that, like Aquaman, a lot of people probably underestimate him. In the upcoming Justice League film, the Flash is new to superheroism and seems to be doing exactly the same thing. One of the lines we’ve seen in the trailer seems to sum up both how many people perceive him and how this DCEU version of the Flash sees himself:
You guys seem ready to do battle and stuff, but I’ve never done battle; I’ve just pushed some people and run away.
As we prepare for the release of Justice League next month, the hype train is quickly ramping up for the movie, including weeks of hype for each of the characters. This week is bringing us a closer look at the Flash, both in his powers and what he brings to the team:
In this incarnation of the Justice League, the Flash is the youngest and least-experienced member of the team, but also the most enthusiastic. He comes off almost like a fanboy who has joined his favorite band.
While the Flash underestimates himself, he’s one of the most powerful members of the team, able to run at faster than light speed and even travel through time. Putting him in this sort of position makes him a prime candidate for offsetting the grimdark attitudes of Superman and Batman. While Snyder’s leading men seem burdened by their abilities, Flash is clearly happy to be there, and it comes through even in these short moments.
Comic fans are right to be worried about the movie after the weirdness that was the first two Man of Steel movies and Suicide Squad, but bits like this and a recent maybe-spoiler have me hopeful that Justice League will continue the trend started by Wonder Woman earlier this year.
Justice League hits theaters on November 17, 2017.