‘The Flash’ Movie News: Expect Costume to be Tech-Based

While momentum is definitely building for the DCEU, one of the most successful properties that DC currently has on any screen is The CW’s “The Flash,” a series that embraces the cheese, while still being able to take things relatively seriously. But as much as we love the series, we can’t forget that Warner Bros. is hard at work at creating a Flash movie that can take place within the notably darker shared universe that began with “Man of Steel,” and will continue next year with “Batman v Superman,” and “Suicide Squad.”

While the details on “The Flash” have been relatively sparse, we now have some new information regarding the superhero’s suit. This information comes to us courtesy of Den of Geek

An inside source told the outlet that the production is looking to “any comparison to the well designed and received TV version,” which is kind of a standard, leather-based suit. Instead, the filmmakers are shooting for more of a tech-based armor. That’s definitely one way to differentiate it from the look of the TV show outfit. Den of Geek also gives us an idea of what this could possibly look like by showing a comparison to the Flash’s look in the video game, “Injustice: Gods Among Us.”

Comparison courtesy of Den of Geek (left: "The Flash" TV show, right: "Injustice: Gods Among Us"

Comparison courtesy of Den of Geek (left: “The Flash” TV show, right: “Injustice: Gods Among Us”

While I definitely can see where they’re coming from with that one, I seriously hope Flash doesn’t sport those shoulder pads. And yes, sure, this does look like “armor,” it doesn’t really embody the look of “tech” to me. Perhaps one other direction they could is from “New 52” comics–but not necessarily from the Flash. 

In the “New 52,” series, Flash looks like he’s sporting a form-fitting latex of sorts. They should NOT go for that.

What I’m really looking at here, though, are both Superman and Batman, who both look like they have plates covering their bodies. To me, that looks like it’s both “tech” and “armor” in appearance, and if they’re able to adapt that type of outfit to live-action, I think it could be a great way to go. Admittedly, I’m not sure how they can do something like that, as it would make moving around INCREDIBLY difficult.

“The Flash” movie is set to be written and directed by Seth Grahame-Smith, who previously wrote “Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter.” He will adapting a story that was originally created by filmmaking gods Phil Lord and Chris Miller.

Are you looking forward to Grahame-Smith’s interpretation of the Flash? What do you think of this rumor about the suit? Let us know your thoughts down below!

SOURCE: Den of Geek

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