THE FLASH Has Come Under Fire For Some Of Its "Ghoulish" Cameos - SPOILERS

THE FLASH Has Come Under Fire For Some Of Its "Ghoulish" Cameos - SPOILERS

A report claiming to reveal the finalized cameos that'll feature in The Flash recently did the rounds, and certain character appearances have been coming under fire...

By MarkCassidy - Jun 10, 2023 01:06 PM EST
Filed Under: The Flash

After numerous rumors, the finalised cameo appearances that'll feature in the theatrical cut of The Flash were recently revealed, and some of them have caused a bit of a stir online.

Major spoilers follow.

At some point, Hollywood decided that resurrecting dead actors so that they can appear as CGI versions of their most famous characters was perfectly acceptable, but it's far from something that's been widely accepted by audiences.

We've seen Governor Tarkin (Peter Cushing) and Princess Leia (Carrie Fisher) in Star Wars, and Egon Spengler (Harold Ramis) in Ghostbusters: Afterlife, but The Flash cameos have really come in for backlash.

When the Scarlet Speedster enters the Speed Force in the final act in an attempt to rest his current timeline, we see Adam West's Batman, George Reeves' Superman, and Christopher Reeve's take on the Man of Steel. The first two are only brief glimpses, but Reeve is shown a couple of times and once in close up alongside Helen Slater's Supergirl.

There's been quite a bit of uproar on social media - and the movie isn't even out yet. This kind of thing probably won't impact ticket sales to any significant degree, but The Flash really doesn't need any more bad press.

What do you guys make of the advent of the deceased actor CGI cameo?

"Directed by Andy Muschietti, The Flash features Barry Allen traveling back in time in order to change events of the past. But when his attempt to save his family inadvertently alters the future, Barry becomes trapped in a reality in which General Zod has returned, threatening annihilation, and there are no Super Heroes to help. That is, unless Barry can coax a very different Batman out of retirement and rescue an imprisoned Kryptonian…albeit not the one he’s looking for.

Ultimately, to save the world that he is in and return to the future that he knows, Barry’s only hope is to race for his life. But will making the ultimate sacrifice be enough to reset the universe?"

The Flash is produced by Barbara Muschietti and Michael Disco, with a screenplay by Christina Hodson, and a screen story by John Francis Daley & Jonathan Goldstein and Joby Harold, based on characters from DC. Warner Bros. Pictures presents a Double Dream/a Disco Factory production of an Andy Muschietti film.

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AmazingFILMporg
AmazingFILMporg - 6/10/2023, 1:05 PM
How about the flash comes under fire for being a child molester?


These cameos are the least of this shitty looking films problem💁
MCUKnight11
MCUKnight11 - 6/10/2023, 1:08 PM
You already had Brandon Routh playing a continuation of Reeves so why use CG instead of him?
tmp3
tmp3 - 6/10/2023, 1:13 PM
@MCUKnight11 - Routh's not a direct continuation though, it's more like a branch universe with a similar backstory. His Superman's also not that well known, even Cavill was a bigger deal lol
Origame
Origame - 6/10/2023, 1:29 PM
@tmp3 - he debuted in returns, which was confirmed to be in the same continuity. And in crisis they reference the events of returns.
tmp3
tmp3 - 6/10/2023, 1:40 PM
@Origame - Returns can't be in the same continuity because those first 2 movies are set in the 70's, and Returns very much isn't. It's a "spiritual sequel", not a direct one.
ObserverIO
ObserverIO - 6/10/2023, 3:39 PM
@tmp3 - Sliding timescale. Or Metropolis got really futuristic after Superman II. And then went full '80s in Superman IV.
Origame
Origame - 6/10/2023, 4:06 PM
@tmp3 - ...what about those movies tells you they aren't in the 70s?
JackBurton1
JackBurton1 - 6/10/2023, 4:06 PM
@MCUKnight11 - It works so much better with Reeve...it's one of the best parts of the movie in an otherwise nothing burger of a movie.
CorndogBurglar
CorndogBurglar - 6/11/2023, 2:21 AM
@tmp3 - They literally said Superman Returns takes place between Superman 2 and 3.

It takes place 5 years after Superman 2, replaces Superman 3 as the 3rd movie, and Superman 4 just never happened.

And in the Arrowverse, on Legends of Tomorrow thise films are all placed on Earth-96.

dracula
dracula - 6/10/2023, 1:08 PM
Not watching either way but

If its just their image and or some old footage no big deal

If they are creating a new performance then they are going too far
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