In June, some may remember when I wrote an article announcing that actor Scoot McNairy would be appearing in the DC comics movie Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice in an unspecified role. On top of that news, Batman v. Superman has stayed in the hearts and minds of fans everywhere. Footage shown at San Diego Comic Con wowed audiences that showed the first real look at Ben Affleck's Batman, as well as a very angry Superman (played again by Henry Cavill). We got our first look at Gal Gadot's Wonder Woman, and the movie moved to open at the end of March 2016 to avoid competition with Captain America 3.
Now the film is underway in shooting and McNairy has popped up again, as SuperHeroReport shows on twitter a picture of McNairy with very long green-screen looking socks on his legs. I would say speculation is rampant at this point but it's really not, almost all fans are pointing to that to say McNairy is playing The Flash, adding ANOTHER superhero into an already stuffed movie.
For those of you playing at home, here's the score for superheroes if McNairy ends up being Flash in this movie:
Superman (Henry Cavill)
Batman (Ben Affleck)
Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot)
Cyborg (Ray Fisher)
Aquaman (Jason Momoa)
The Flash (Scoot McNairy)
That makes six (ahh, ahh, ahh) SIX superheroes appearing in this motion picture. On top of the other speculation that there may be FIVE villains appearing in this movie including the grey behemoth Doomsay, alongside Lex Luthor and others.
All of these developments are asking the question, when will Warner Brothers and Zack Snyder end this charade and just come out and say this is the Justice League movie? Many fans were excited about the idea of Batman and Superman in the same movie together, but adding in some many other characters is starting to troublesome. These kind of movies are granted a little bloat, but if you go too far, you see the finished product fall apart and get scrutinized (Marvel saw this first hand with Spider-Man 3).
Also, what does this mean for the Grant Gustin led series of The Flash coming this fall? Or Stephen Amell's dream of letting his Oliver Queen go toe to toe with the Justice League? We'll have to wait and see.
Snyder is a competent filmmaker, and has proven that he can make a team dynamic wok (granted by translating a work onto the screen with Watchmen) so there is faith there, however, we just have to wait and see.
Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice opens March 25, 2016