‘Batman vs. Superman’ Confirms a Flashy Cameo, ‘Mad Max’-Style Dream Sequence
Before they dropped the new, full trailer for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice last week, Warner Bros. debuted that brief, dreamlike teaser featuring Ben Affleck’s Batman chained up in a cave, with Henry Cavill’s Superman arriving to furiously unmask him. As many speculated, that scene is indeed part of a larger dream sequence, as confirmed by the film’s costume designer, who also discussed a previously-unconfirmed cameo from another Justice League member.
Batman v Superman costume designer Michael Wilkinson appeared at the Comic-Con Experience 2015 in Brazil over the weekend, where he was quite talkative about Zack Snyder’s upcoming superhero epic. In an interview with Omelete (via Comic Book Movie), Wilkinson confirmed that Ezra Miller will make his DCU debut as Barry Allen / The Flash with a cameo in Batman v Superman:
You do get a glimpse of him, of course, in Batman v Superman. But I’m really looking forward to taking the amazing, iconic costume for The Flash and interpreting it in a fresh way where Ezra Miller is playing The Flash. He’s an extraordinary performer, he has a sort of interesting sense of humor and the youth that will be great for Barry Allen and I think he’s going to make a great Flash.
It’s a different silhouette than the other ones and I think that’s what makes the Justice League so amazing. They all are different, together they are super strong, but they all have their own different fighting styles, their own different look, their own different physique. The Flash is more like an Olympic marathon runner or something like that. He’s shredded and he’s not as bulky and as huge as a lot of the other guys in the League.
Wilkinson also spoke a bit about that nightmarish dream sequence from the teaser, in which a captive Batman is confronted and unmasked by Superman:
Zack had a great idea of this sort of nightmare-ish vision, almost a vision of the future, a post-apocalyptic vision. It’s like a dream that Ben has, so we wanted to, it has almost a Mad Max quality to it where it’s like the end of the world, trying to survive and then of course Superman and his minions come, so it’s sort of a way of representing the amazing amounts of, the sort of obsessive quality that Bruce Wayne has about the threat of Superman. In this film, Superman, of course he’s normally seen as a figure of hope, a positive thing, but in this film, his motivations, the consequences of his actions are really being questioned by the world. Is he a savior? Or is he a dangerous alien with unknown intentions? And this becomes an obsession for Bruce Wayne. And he really wants to sort it out. So, it’s manifested in this sort of incredible dream that Zack decided to create.
Of course, the biggest news out of all of this is that Miller will make his debut as The Flash in Dawn of Justice — a cameo which was previously unconfirmed. Wilkinson notes that it’ll be brief, so the Scarlet Speedster might just appear on a news report or in some viral video Lex Luthor is enjoying on his Apple Watch or whatever. The film will also have a cameo from Jason Momoa’s Aquaman and features the debut of Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman — who was looking pretty badass in that trailer.
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice hits theaters on March 25, 2016.
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