“The Flash” Trailer Reveals Michael Keaton’s Batman, Supergirl, & So Much More
“Tell me something, you can go anywhere. Another timeline, another universe. So why do you want to stay and fight to save this one?”
This is the question that Bruce Wayne (Michael Keaton) puts to Barry Miller (Ezra Miller) at the top of the official trailer for The Flash. The answer Barry gives this iteration of Batman? “Because this is the world where my mom lives. I’m not going to lose her again.”
Such are the stakes—personal, heartbreaking—that give The Flash its potency. It’s why Barry Miller will race across timelines, against all odds, to try and right a wrong he can’t live with, that his mother died in a universe he believes he can course correct. It’s why Barry literally runs into Michael Keaton’s Batman to begin with.
“Time has a pattern that it can’t help reliving. Different people, different worlds, drawn to each other like magnets.” This is what Barry says as we see him as a little kid, then as a young man, then facing himself, literally, as he begins to meddle with the multiverse. Barry’s meddling with multiple timelines is extremely dangerous, a point made to him by another version of Batman (Ben Affleck) in another timeline. When Barry tells this Batman he can fix things, he’s reminded he can also destroy them. In fact, he could destroy everything.
And that’s precisely what appears to happen, as Barry ends up unleashing none other than General Zoe (Michael Shannon), the villain that Superman (Henry Cavill) tangled with in Man of Steel. Barry’s messing about with the past and multiple timelines ended up creating a universe with no meta-humans (no Superman, no Wonder Woman, no Aquaman, etcetera), which means he’s the only one who can save the world. Well, Barry and an old/new friend-Micheal Keaton’s Batman.
And then, just as the trailer is unleashing all this madness and it looks as if Barry and Batman are outnumbered and certainly outgunned, it offers another major reveal—Kara Zor-El (Sasha Calle), also known as Supergirl, who arrives to help out Barry, Batman, and the universe they’re defending.
In short, the trailer for The Flash is about as riveting as you could hope for, one that lends credence to DC Studios co-chief James Gunn’s recent declaration that The Flash is one of the best superhero movies he’s ever seen.
Check out the full trailer below. The Flash races into theaters on June 16:
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Featured image: Caption: (L-R) EZRA MILLER as Barry Allen / The Flash, EZRA MILLER as Barry Allen / The Flash and SASHA CALLE as Kara Zor-El / Supergirl in Warner Bros. Pictures’ action adventure “THE FLASH,” a Warner Bros. Pictures release. Photo Credit: Courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures/™ & © DC Comics