New Report Names Rogues as Villains of Ezra Miller's The Flash

Thursday, 25 August 2016 - 7:38PM
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The Flash
Thursday, 25 August 2016 - 7:38PM
New Report Names Rogues as Villains of Ezra Miller's The Flash
According to a new report by Umberto Gonzalez of Heroic Hollywood, The Rogues have been named as the villains of The Flash's first big screen outing in 2018. That means signature villains like Captain Cold, Captain Boomerang, Heatwave, The Top, The Trickster, Weather Wizard, and Pied Piper could very well be coming with the scarlet speedster to the realm of live action cinema as well.

Gonzalez been fairly accurate in his reporting in the past, and usually he makes it known if a certain rumor he's reporting on hasn't been totally verified yet. From the sounds of it, however, it would seem that he's pretty confident that this particular scoop is going to be a reality.

The report is already receiving a bit of negative feedback, as a lot of fans seem to be getting tired of DC's method of introducing multiple characters all at once. However, that doesn't mean it still can't be pulled off if it's done right. Meaning if WB has continued to give the creators such terribly short deadlines (David Ayer had 6 weeks to write the script for Suicide Squad), then fans could have a reason to be concerned, no matter how talented or skilled the creatives behind the film may be. Then again, The Flash has been in pre-production for quite a while, so it's unlikely to be where any problems may stem from.

Previous reports by other sites said that Eobard Thawne would also play a role in the film as well. They also claimed that he would be somewhat inspired by the CW's Reverse Flash and would be in a wheel chair when first introduced. If both of these reports hold true, then holding off on his identity reveal could be a good way to set up a sequel. Then again, he could also be part of the threat Flash encounters in addition to Captain Cold's Rogues.

Ezra Miller may have less than a minute total of screen time so far as the Flash, but the teaser for Justice League and his cameos in Batman v Superman and Suicide Squad have likely killed most of the doubts that some may have had about him taking on the role. Something tells me that any of the doubts that may be left could very well be quashed by his performance in Justice League. 

The Flash is currently set to hit theaters on March 16, 2018.
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