DC has released the trailer for The Flash – and the poets are sure that they have received a big surprise.
The film, which was filmed in 2021, is being released this year after a series of controversies involving its main star, Ezra Miller.
On Sunday (February 12), the promotional campaign for the upcoming release began after its first trailer dropped at the Super Bowl.
Several recognizable faces return in the film, including Michael Shannon’s A man made of steel the villain Zod, Ben Affleck’s Batman/Bruce Wayne and, most excitingly, Michael Keaton’s version of the Caped Crusader.
It was known that Keaton had reimagined the role for the shelf Batgirl film, but it was believed that his appearance was in The Flash was cut.
However, if two versions of Batman in one movie weren’t enough, fans are convinced that another one is hidden in the trailer.
At one point, a shot is shown of an unseen figure riding a Bat-Wing, and eagle-eyed viewers believe that this vehicle is the one driven by Christian Bale in the Christopher Nolan film. Dark knight a trilogy.
“Is this Christian Bale as Batman in the Flash movie?” wrote writer @WhitlockandPope, sharing a snapshot of the moment.
“Anyone else think they’re christening Christian Bale Batman with some of those shots and battorch?” @theharriot added, while @PaulMWest wrote: “Holy s***, was that Christian Bale?! No other flick had that unique Batpod.”
Others emphasized the fact that they believed they heard some echoes of Hans Zimmer Dark knight score in the trailer.
@m_ador11 wrote: “I can’t be the only one who thought he was Christian Bale’s Batman in the The Flash trailer when Batman was riding the bike.”
However, many argued that if Bale was going to be in the film, it was a foolish decision to include him in the trailer considering that it would ruin the surprise of the film.
The Flashdirected by it Filmmaker Andrés Muschietti has had a difficult journey to release the film due to headlines about Miller, including arrests and reports of erratic behavior stretching from Hawaii to Vermont.
Miller’s allegations include choking a woman at a bar in Iceland in 2020 as well as grooming and “psychologically manipulating” an 18-year-old from North Dakota.
They recently apologized for their actions, saying they have begun ongoing treatment for “complex mental health issues”.
The Flash will be released in cinemas on June 16.