DC FanDome gave fans a lot of information for the upcoming slate of DC Films coming next year and one of the standouts was definitely the new footage from The Flash.
While a full teaser or trailer was not available at the time of DC FanDome (a fact Ezra Miller revealed in his creepy intro), there was some footage released from the Andy Muschietti directed film. Footage that made me excited for the film itself. So here are some of my favorite moments from ‘The Flash’ footage at DC FanDome.
Danny Elfman’s Batman score
As soon as that lone piano began as Barry and well, Barry get out of that cab, I got excited. Hearing the opening notes of Danny Elfman’s score for the 1989 Batman film was transportive and took me back to sitting in the movie theater watching the film on the big screen. When the doors open on Wayne Manor, I got even more excited and felt chills as Barry pulled the switch on what had to be the Bat Cave.
New Suit Goofin’
I didn’t hate the Flash suit in Justice League, but I didn’t love it either. What bothered me about Flash’s look was that it felt way too dark for the character. The new suit (which is rumored to be designed by Batman) feels more streamlined and indicative of the Flash’s personality. I love that it isn’t a suit of armor. It’s designed to look like something you can move in. I even love the lighting effects on it because they are very similar to the television Flash with the lightning elements throughout.
Part of a Team
There is a part of me that wishes that Barry Allen was solo for his solo film, but given the circumstances of the story and its potential ramifications for the rest of the DC Universe, having Barry work as part of a team is necessary. I like the fact that he is teaming up with not only another version of himself (or maybe a completely different Flash entirely) as well as Sasha Calle’s Supergirl. It’s also interesting seeing Barry in the mode of recruiting considering his introduction in Justice League where he joined the team because he needed friends.
Michael Flipping Keaton!!
As excited as I was to hear that Michael Keaton would be reprising his role as Batman in The Flash, the teaser featured him brilliantly without even showing his face. Having him provide the voice over to the footage and questioning Barry’s motivations to save the multiverse was awesome. Also the show of the back of his cowl in the cave was breathtaking. With the movie taking its cues from the Flashpoint storyline, it will be interesting to see how this Batman is utilized in the film and what happens to him at its end.
Even without seeing it completely, that shape under the tarp is unmistakable. Even for the brief few seconds it was on screen, I felt giddy. The tease of it alone makes me excited to see it return to the big screen in all its Anton Furst glory. Judging by Barry’s voice over reaction, I can expect to have the same reaction I had as a kid when I saw it on screen the first time.
So those are some of the things that I enjoyed from The Flash presentation. What stood out to you? Let me know in the comments.