Christopher Reeve and Adam West are coming back to don their respective capes in the ‘Flash’ movie — that is, if you believe would-be leaks … which have the DC internet ablaze.
Rumors have been lying this week about supposed cameos that both Reeve and West — who, of course, are deceased — allegedly have in the new WB offering … which is now slated to come out next summer after a lot of shuffling around lately.
According to lionized movie leakers — some of whom have solid reps for being in the know on this comic book-flick stuff — the word is … CR and AW are going to be featured in a scene where Barry Allen (The Flash) is hopscotching around different superhero universes.
Apparently, you only see them briefly … and the Flash character doesn’t interact with them either, but rather … sees them in action in their own worlds/timelines.
The rumored cameos are said to be from old archived footage — so, no, they’re not making all new content/dialogue/scenes with these late actors via deep fake CGI … or so it seems. Oh, and they’re not the only DC OGs popping up apparently … Lynda Carteras Wonder Woman is expected to also cameo in her prime as well — at least according to these folks.
Different cuts of the film have been screened a handful of times now — it’s in the can at this point — so take all this with a grain of salt … Warner could majorly switch things up by 2023.
There’s also the question of what this movie and all its implications might mean for the DCEU long-term. Beyond Ezra Miller‘s controversies, there’ve been reports Discovery honchos might want to overhaul the entire superhero strategy going forward now that they own it.
With all that in mind … we wouldn’t recommend getting too excited about any of the plotlines, character teases or mixing and matching of universes that might arise from this movie when it does release — i.e. Michael Keaton‘s reprisal, or a potential Cavill return, etc.
Sounds like there’s no clear vision yet as the new Warner Bros. Discovery gets started here … so any or all of this could be scrapped or rebooted entirely — and it may be all for naught.
But on the prospect of seeing West and Reeve back on the big screen in costume … neat!