The Flash Ending: Barry Makes Another Blunder While Correcting His Mistake

The Flash is out in theaters for everyone to watch tomorrow, but an early screening at LA’s Grauman’s Chinese Theatre has led to some spoilers floating around. That includes character deaths, the villain’s reveal, and several cameos – and here’s more. The multiversal time traveling gets confusing in the third act, and I get some of you are lost.

This article will contain heavy spoilers for the film since I will explain the happy-ish ending Barry Allen (Ezra Miller) created for himself. So, if you’ve not seen the movie and have your tickets booked, I’ll advise saving the article and reading it after you’ve had the theatrical experience.

Barry Allen traveled in time to stop his mother’s murder from happening, but while he was in the speed force, a dark shape pushed him into 2013, on the day he got his powers. Escaping a sweet moment with his parents, the now powerless Barry runs into his younger self and explains the situation to him.

He helps Young Barry get his powers so that he can get our Barry to his timeline, but General Zod (Michael Shannon) invades Earth just as he did in Man of Steel (2013). When our Barry tries to get the Justice League together, he’s met with dead ends – Wonder Woman is still underground, Vic Stone hasn’t turned into Cyborg, and Aquaman wasn’t ever born.

In tow with Young Barry, he manages to track down Bruce, thinking Wayne could track down Kal-El/Superman, who destroyed Zod in his timeline only to meet an older and different Batman. Michael Keaton’s Batman locates a Kryptonian pod in Siberia, and they break into the facility to free Kara Zor-El.

The Flash Ending: Barry Makes Another Blunder While Correcting His Mistake
Michael Keaton’s Batman in the Flash

At first, Sasha Calle’s Supergirl doesn’t want to help in the fight against Zod, but when she sees his army’s invasion, she agrees to join. She flies Barry into the sky, where he is hit by lightning, regaining his powers. In the fight against Zod, Sasha learns how Zod killed Kal-El to harvest the Kryptonian codex, for which she gives him the thrashing of a lifetime.

The Barrys fight on the ground while Keaton’s Batman takes to the skies in Batwing to aid in the fight, but here’s where the tide turns. In order to destroy the Kryptonian ship, Keaton’s Batman flies a malfunctioning Batwing into it, sacrificing himself. Zod, trying to Harvest the Codex in Kara’s DNA, kills Supergirl, and hereon it gets complicated.

2013-Barry wants to go back in time using the Speed Force to bring back Keaton and Sasha’s Batman and Supergirl. Our Barry tries to stop him, but to no avail; he repeatedly tries to undo the deaths, leading him to become a twisted version of himself.

Turns out 2013-barry transforms into the Dark Flash in the future, who had pushed our Barry in this timeline to save their mother. He tries to kill our Barry, and amid the incursion, we see the multiverse collapsing. 

While the Speed force continued to crash into itself, we saw various versions of Superman, bringing back Christopher Reeves and George Reeves’ iterations of the Kryptonian hero. We also get cameos of Adam West’s Batman, Helen Slater’s Supergirl, and Teddy Sears’ Jay Garrick/Flash. Then, 2013-Barry sacrifices himself, effectively erasing Dark Flash and saving the multiverse.

The Flash Ending: Barry Makes Another Blunder While Correcting His Mistake
The Flash

Our Barry then uses the Speed Force to move around a few tomatoes in his mother’s cart, which, thanks to the butterfly effect, proves his father’s innocence in his timeline. Returning to his time, Barry asks Iris out and seeks Bruce to tell him about his adventure – but something’s wrong; he doesn’t sound like Affleck’s Batman.

Cut to Barry finding out he might be in a different future where George Clooney is Batman, and Nicolas Cage is Superman, and that’s how the film ends – apart from the post-credits scene with Barry and Aquaman sharing a drink.

Barry did get his happy ending where he freed his dad and got a new love interest, but he may have botched something since Superman and Batman are entirely different. Will these questions be answered in The Flash 2?

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About The Flash (2023)

The Flash is an upcoming American superhero film based on the DC Comics character of the same name. The film is directed by Andy Muschietti and a part of the DCEU.

The movie will see Barry Allen travel back in time to prevent his mother’s murder, which brings unintentional consequences to his timeline.

Miller will be joined by actors Ben Affleck, Michael Keaton, Sasha Calle, Kiersey Clemons, Maribel Verdu, and Ron Livingston. The movie is set to release on June 16, 2023.

Source: WarnerBros

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