The Flash movie finally hits theaters this year, and hype and anticipation are ramping up after the recent trailer release. Filmmaker Andy Muschietti presented an early look at a storyboard from the film that he sketched himself, showcasing a Batman chase sequence on the highway.
You can check out the personal storyboard image Muschietti shared on his personal Instagram account.
ANDY MUSCHIETTI SHARES THE FLASH STORYBOARD FEATURING BATMAN CHASE
Providing some insight on the artwork, Muschietti wrote on the storyboarded artwork, “Early storyboard I sketched for THE FLASH where our batfriend goes shpoonk! #theflashmovie.” The sequence shows Batman tethered to some type of vehicle. He then bounces off an oncoming car with a school “shpoonk” sound effect.
Based on the recently released trailer, it appears this chase sequence does make it into the final cut. The trailer does show footage of what appears to be the Ben Affleck Batman using his grapple gun, sliding along a freeway road, quite perilously. So, it looks like one of the earliest sequences that Muschietti storyboarded did make it into the film, and it looks to be an action sequence involving Affleck as Batman.
The upcoming DC Universe film will feature two different iterations of Batman. Michael Keaton will portray Bruce Wayne/Batman from the iconic films directed by Tim Burton with Batman in 1989 and Batman Returns in 1992. Ben Affleck also reprises his role as Bruce Wayne/Batman as portrayed in the DCEU’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Justice League, and Suicide Squad. This could very well be Affleck’s final performance as the character depending on how things play out.
The story looks to be an adaptation of the 2011 comic book storyline, Flashpoint. Based on marketing material that’s been released so far, Keaton’s version of Batman is subbing for the Thomas Wayne alternate timeline version of Batman in the story.
It will be interesting to see how things affect the future of the DC film universe with this film, considering James Gunn and Peter Safran are now heading up DC Studios and planning to have a shared film universe with cast members across film, television, and animation. Miller’s Barry Allen/The Flash did appear in the first season of Gunn’s Peacemaker series, along with Jason Momoa as Aquaman.
How DC Studios plans to continue things based on events in The Flash, which basically reset the DC Comics universe in Flashpoint, remains to be seen. It certainly adds a lot of overall intrigue to the upcoming film, which hits theaters later this summer.
The upcoming film is directed by Muschietti from a script by Christina Hodson and a story by John Francis Daley, Jonathan Goldstein, and Joby Harold. It stars Ezra Miller as Barry Allen/The Flash, Sasha Calle as Kara Zor-El/Supergirl, Michael Shannon as General Zod, Ron Livingston as Henry Allen, Maribel Verdu as Nora Allen, Michael Keaton and Ben Affleck as different versions of Batman/Bruce Wayne, and Kiersey Clemons as Iris West.
The long, extended wait for The Flash movie is almost over. The film finally hits theaters on June 16.
What do you think of the storyboard artwork? Are you excited about The Flash featuring the return of both Michael Keaton and Ben Affleck as Batman? How do you think the movie is looking so far? Let us know what you think about the film on The Illuminderi Twitter account.
SOURCE: Andy Muschietti, Instagram