If you've been on the internet since James Gunn and Peter Safran were first elected to the position of co-CEOs of DC Studios, you'll know full well that the dynamic duo haven't always been embraced with open arms by all comers. Yet, this sentiment shifted in an instant, and all it took was the first poster for The Flash.
Ezra Miller's solo role as the Scarlet Speedster was first announced in October of 2014, and yet we're still waiting patiently for the first trailer to release. Even Gunn's most harsh critics are starting to suspect that he was right all along.
Despite the behind-the-scenes turmoil, word has never wavered that The Flash is supposed to be a very, very, very good superhero blockbuster. Gunn declared it one of the best he's ever seen, and now everyone is beginning to accept that approach.
Hiding Miller's face was a smartly strategic move that will not succeed when the marketing campaign gets underway, and nods to Michael Keaton's Batman are bound to engulf those who have previously listened. The proof will be in the pudding, though, as The Flash continues to research whether it can live up to its reputation as a potential all-time classic in comic book adaptations.
Given how long we've been waiting, we'd settle for something very, very, very good.