When Warner Bros.' movie version of The Flash hits theaters in the spring 2018, The CW's The Flash will be in the midst of its fourth season, provided the show isn't canceled before then, though that seems highly unlikely at this point. While there is very little we know about The Flash movie, we reported back in May that the project will most likely have Ezra Miller playing Barry Allen, instead of a different incarnation of The Flash. Since both the movie and TV show will focus on the same character, Den of Geek has a new report which claims that Warner Bros. is working on a costume that will be strikingly different than the TV version.
The site's source reveals that The Flash movie producers are actively trying to avoid "any comparison to the well designed and received TV version," with the source claiming this suit will look like armor. The new suit has been compared to Barry Allen's Flash costume in the video game Injustice: Gods Among Us, which is much more bulky than the costume worn by Grant Gustin on The CW's The Flash. The suit will also be "tech-based," which makes sense since Ezra Miller's version of Barry Allen is described as a "tech geek" who works as a forensic scientist.
While we don't know what The Flash's suit truly looks like yet, the aesthetic seems to fall in line with the costumes we've already seen in the DC Comics movie universe. Henry Cavill's Superman suit in Man of Steel had a kevlar-like texture to it, while Batman (Ben Affleck) is seen wearing a heavily-armored suit in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. Even Gal Gadot's Wonder Woman suit appears to have plenty of armor to it.
Earlier this week, Seth Grahame-Smith entered negotiations to write and direct Warner Bros.' The Flash, working from a treatment written by Phil Lord and Chris Miller. Warner Bros. has already set a March 23, 2018 release date for The Flash, although Barry Allen is expected to show up at the end of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and in Justice League Part 1 before his stand alone adventure. No other cast members are attached at this time, and we don't have any story details as of yet.
Warner Bros. has already confirmed that there will be no correlation between the previously-existing TV shows and their upcoming slate of superhero movies. Given how popular The Flash TV show is, do you think it's a smart move on Warner Bros.' part to create a completely distinct costume for their movie version? Now that Seth Grahame-Smith has taken over the screenplay duties, it may be quite some time before any rumored or official story details surface, so stay tuned for the latest updates.