Andy Muschietti’s ‘Flash’ Feature Costume Teases Continue With Supergirl
by Erik Amaya
Although we still won’t believe The Flash feature film is real until we’re sitting there watching it, director Andy Muschietti continues to promote faith in the production (which is allegedly filming right now) via a series of photos on his Instagram page. In each, we see a close-up shot of the key superhero costumes; the chest emblems prominently featured. The earlier photos in the triptych featured the Flash’s (Ezra Miller) updated look and a spot on recreation of the Batman ’89 (Michael Keaton) logo — although the slight drip of blood upon it invited comparisons to Watchmen and Doomsday Clock.
The latest, though, sees Muschietti and his team updating the Kryptonian look for Supergirl (Sasha Calle). Like the others, it’s a close-up, but it hints at a couple of familiar designs.
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Besides the texture reminiscent of Superman’s costumes in the last few Justice League related flicks, the amount of red above the House of El brand reminds us of Kara’s New 52 design and the costume she wore in the 1980s just prior to her demise in Crisis on Infinite Earths. Since we still don’t know if Calle’s Supergirl is meant to be the Kara of the mainline DC film universe or an alternate reality Barry visits during his adventure, we can’t say if she’ll also don the headband of her early ’80s look … but we wouldn’t put it past Muschietti to try and feature it for at least a scene or two.
The film will reportedly see Barry crossing into other realities, where he meets the Batman of Earth-89 and, potentially, other heroes as well. Besides the three heroes teased so far, the film will also feature Kiersey Clemons as Iris West, Ron Livingston as Henry Allen, Maribel Verdú as Nora Allen, Ian Loh as young Barry, and, reportedly, Ben Affleck as the Bat of Gotham. Saoirse-Monica Jackson and Rudy Mancuso are also on board in undisclosed roles.
The Flash is scheduled for release on November 4, 2022.