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The Flash is expected to be Justice League’s breakout character

by Eric Frederiksen | November 9, 2017November 9, 2017 6:00 am PST

The Flash’s most powerful villain so far hasn’t been Captain Cold or Reverse Flash, but rather Production Trouble, the powerful supervillain currently keeping the character’s standalone movie from getting under production. But Justice League might just change all that.

In a piece from the Wall Street Journal covering the upcoming superhero film, Warner Bros. producer Toby Emmerich had some interesting stuff to say about the character.

“In Justice League, Ezra Miller’s Flash, who is young, socially awkward, and hides his fear through humor, is viewed at Warner as the movie’s breakout character,” the Journal wrote. “Mr. Emmerch said a solo Flash film is a priority.”

The article’s author Ben Fritz said on Twitter that Emmerich also told him that WB is “close to hiring a director” for Flashpoint. That’s been the movie’s biggest sticking point, with at least two directors – Seth Grahame-Smith and Rick Famuyiwa – leaving the picture over creative differences. Getting a director on the picture could finally get it moving for a 2020 release.

Justice League could really have as many as three breakout characters on its hands. The Flash is debuting in the film, but so are Aquaman and Cyborg. The Jason Momoa-starring Aquaman seems to be the most anticipated DCEU film right now, and a potential successor to Wonder Woman‘s success earlier this year. Cyborg, for the most part, is an unknown. The Flash, meanwhile, has been injecting humor into the trailers just as much as Aquaman, so it seems like DC is going out of its way to put the character out in front of audiences.

Justice League debuts in theaters on November 17, and we’ll see then how DC’s scarlet speedster does in his first big feature film appearance.

Eric Frederiksen

Eric Frederiksen has been a gamer since someone made the mistake of letting him play their Nintendo many years ago, pushing him to beg for his own,...