The movie Flash, by Andrés Muschietti, has become one of the most anticipated releases of the year. In particular, due to the statements of the Co-CEO of DC, James Gunn, that the plot will restart the publisher’s cinematographic universe. A fundamentally important step forward in reconfiguring the timeline of the irregular franchise. But the feature film is much more than an excuse to restart a handful of new stories.
It’s also a chance to showcase different versions of iconic characters as the new phase hits the big screen. And so it has been with Batman and Superman, something that has surprised fans. The first will have up to two versions in the script by Christina Hodson, the one played by Ben Affleck and a multiversal variant with the face of Michael Keaton.
On the other hand, the last son of kryptonian will be absent in Flashwhere he will be replaced by a member of his family. Kara Zor Elplayed by actress sasha streetwill be the newest addition to the world live action from DC. But, unlike the character of Melissa Benoist in the series Supergirlpoints to a more complicated story about which there are several theories.
The importance of a new story
Everything seems to indicate that it is a reinvention of the iconic figure, although it retains the essentials of its history. What would follow, in part, the tradition in the role of the heroine. With seven versions, Kara he has a very similar origin in all his appearances. Created in 1959 by Otto Binder and Al Plastino, she is the daughter of Superman’s uncle, Zor El and his wife alura.
In the same way as her cousin, she is sent to Earth during the destruction of kryptonian. But instead of falling into the arms of a loving family, she ends up traveling for years in protective sleep until his arrival on the planet. What prevents her from aging or undergoing any changes while her relative becomes an adult.
All of the above seems not to be part of Flash. In his advances, Supergirl will play a fundamental role in the adventure of Barry (Ezra Miller) in the multiverse. But she will not be related, at least not directly, with the famous hero of Metropolis. In fact, she seems to substitute for him. As will be remembered, the film —always according to the trailers— shows an invasion of the General Zod (Michael Shannon). A catastrophic event that the main hero will face, along with Superman’s relative, hitherto unknown in the world. DC Expanded Universe.
In addition, the appearance of the character on the screen does not match the classic one, which shows her blonde and with a suit very similar to that of kal-el. With short dark hair, he bears more resemblance to lara lane kentpart of the game context Injustice: Gods Among Usfrom 2013. The one who appears in the story that accompanies the experience on video consoles is the daughter of Supermanwho acts like a hero alongside her father.
The story that Flash will not count
But it is unlikely that the plot of Flash be an adaptation of the plot surrounding Larain which Clarkdeceived by him jokerassassinate Lois Lane, by that time pregnant. maddened by pain, Superman he ends up killing the criminal and becomes a planetary dictator trying to impose peace by force.
Later, after a battle against his opponent Batman, the vanquished hero of Metropolis falls into a deep sleep. In it, he experiences an alternate reality in which bruce wayne he prevents the death of his wife and, in the end, they both become parents. The Supergirl with black hair is the result of that imaginary union and that is his only appearance in the world of comics.
New faces for a new generation of superheroes
A somewhat more realistic possibility is that the mysterious version of Kara in Flash be circlealso part of the family He. The work of screenwriter Steven Seagle and cartoonist Scott McDaniel, it debuted in 2003 in the comic SSuperman: The 10 Cent Adventure #1.
Its story tells of the arrival in Metropolis of a mysterious young woman with the same powers as Clark. In addition, with an appreciable physical resemblance to him, including black hair and light eyes. Which would coincide, at least in part, with the appearance of the character in the film Flash. When asked about her origin, she declares that she is the daughter of the hero of the red cape.
According to his own words, his name is circle and is the daughter of Clark and Lois in the distant future. Later, she is found to be unrelated to them and her identity is once again a mystery. She is also apparently not a descendant of the El family and although Superman accepts her as his relative, there is no clear link between them.
The mysterious heroine of Flash
Undoubtedly, the appearance of the character is very similar to the one shown in the upcoming movie. Flash. But the story is unlikely to be part of the script. In the DC multiverse, the character’s timeline was erased and, as a consequence, his origins vanished from all record.
A circumstance that causes her to not remember who she is. Which could contradict the images that show the figure embodied by Sasha Calle, with a suit identical to that of Superman. Something that would indicate that, at least, he knows the origin in the destroyed kryptonian.
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The promotion of the movie Flash she has been careful not to fully reveal the identity of her enigmatic and powerful heroine. Could it be a mix of all the previous variants of the figure in Superman history over the decades? A character created solely for the big screen? We will still have to wait a bit to know the answer.