The primary speedster antagonist of DC’s The Flash looks to have been exposed in a recently released Funko Pop.
This summer, DC will finally release its long-awaited rendition of “Flashpoint” with The Flash in theaters. But, unlike the well-known comic book plot in which Barry Allen mistakenly creates an alternative reality after traveling through time to save his mother, it doesn’t look that his arch-rival Reverse Flash will make an appearance.
The first trailer for the Man of Steel sequel, which was unveiled at the Super Bowl, solely featured General Zod as a villain, with no mention of any of the Flash’s rogues or speedy foes. Nonetheless, a description of the evil Dark Flash did earlier surface.
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The official Funko Pop figure for Dark Flash was recently shared by content creator Leonardo on Instagram, presumably revealing the speedster as the true antagonist of DC’s The Flash.
The major antagonist of The Flash will be a “Dark Flash” character who will actually be an alternate version of Ezra Miller’s Barry Allen, who is likely the one depicted in the film’s promotional materials, as The Direct previously disclosed in August 2021.
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The major antagonist of The Flash appears to be Michael Shannon’s Zod, at least based only on the trailer. However, it appears that for the first half of the film, he will mostly serve as a counterbalance to Sasha Calle’s Supergirl, with Dark Flash eventually taking over as the main enemy.
This mysterious threat’s perpetrator appears to be Ezra Miller’s second Flash, “The-Flash Young Barry,” as he is referred to on a toy. The yellow outfit The Flash wears in the teaser, similar to how Reverse Flash wears yellow speedster gear, may perhaps be hinting at this malevolent transformation.
Barry Allen might not have his speedy abilities when The-Flash starts, but he will most certainly acquire them throughout the film before becoming corrupted and changing into this Dark Flash – possibly as a result of the time travel that produces the parallel “Flashpoint” timeline.
In order to preserve the second Barry Allen’s evil twist in the second or third act, The-Flash may try to convince viewers that General Zod is indeed the only antagonist of the film right up to its release.