The world of superheroes is decidedly particularly cruel. Between projects being canceled or even those experiencing a monumental flop, you never know what’s going to happen to our favorite characters. This time it’s Flash’s turn to pay the price.
From prequel comics to The Lightning
Though Marvel is crushing the superhero competition thanks to the highly profitable Marvel Cinematic Universe, The DC team has managed to get (a little) back into the race in recent years, despite a somewhat chaotic DCEU development. Despite the difficulties, DC Films has big plans for the sequel, including aquaman 2 and The Lightning. These had also been moved, and the second will finally appear in June 2023.
Luckily, the fans weren’t entirely wrong, since DC announced the release a few months agoa three-issue comic book prequel miniseries. title The Flash: The Fastest Man Alive, it should be with us by the end of the month. But in the end we learnit will be postponed. And we may know the reason for this last minute decision.
A last minute decision
On April 26th the first of three issues of will be published The Flash: The Fastest Man Alive, written by Kenny Porter and drawn by Ricardo López Ortiz. But we learn that this one was eventually moved by DC Comics, who had nonetheless begun to promote it. The goal would simply be to bring the release date closer between the comics and the film. Some rumors are the project is simply canceled because of the case Ezra Miller is involved in, the performer of Barry Allen / The Flash in the DC Extended Universe, but this information was denied on Twitter by Juan Ferreyra, who worked on the comic.
In any case, this decision is particularly disappointing and forces fans to patiently accept their troubles. as a reminder The Flash: The Fastest Man Alive must make the connection between the films justice league and The Lightning, and must allow us to find the fastest superhero in the universe alongside Ben Affleck’s Batman. The two superheroes should face Girder, a supervillain with superhuman strength and resilience.
If all goes well, the feature film The LightningDirected by Andy Muschietti, will be released in our dark rooms on June 21, 2023.