10 Things that could make a Flash movie realistic

The Flash movie is supposed to be coming out very soon. The character is one that is not entirely belivable, being able to run at the speed of light and even able to vibrate his molecules through walls, what is going to make it realistic...

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By freakybatman - 1/11/2011
Before I get into this in any amount of depth let me say who the Flash must be for a movie, Barry Allen.


1. Before we are introduced to Barry Allen, we are introduced to Johnny Quick. Johnny Quick is a speedster who acheives his speed by speaking a math equation (("3X2(9YZ)4A") In the movie Quick needs to be the first person to acheive these speeds. He is only able to run quickly for a short period of time after the formula, meaning he needs to say it multiple times.

2. This formula MUST replace the speed force. The speed force in the simplest explanation, is a force- that can somehow have people travel into it, and get lost there for years- that gives the Speedesters their speed abilities.

3. Barry's terrible accident must be different. Barry must discover this formula for himself, and upon saying it for the first time he must spill some kind of chemical then. No combination of gasses and a lightning bold, the formula must be used. And this chemical some how made the effects of the formula permanent.

4. NO COSTUME IN THE RING. Flash is the fastest man alive, if Barry really needs to change very quickly into the flash, speed home at the speed of light, and change. It will make him look like he is gone for a fraction of a second.

5. Iris West- technology addict. Barry Allen and Iris West must already be lovers when Barry has his accident. The Flash can't just know where trouble is, he needs his wife, Iris- the woman who is always coincidentally at the scene of all of the crimes- to tell him. "There is trouble at 31st Street." And then he will instantly be there.

6. Show Barry Allen as a regular person. He is not going to run everywhere he needs to go, he is going to drive. He is going to get stuck in traffic, and hate it even more than everyone else does. His speed must bother him. He will be zooming past everything in his world. He is someone tha can finish all of the things he needs to do in a day in 30 seconds. But he has to drag out his work day, 8 hours feels like 10 years to him.

7.This might be simple, and goes without saying but whatever- NO KID FLASH. sorry Wally, I'm a huge fan of yours, but keep your role in the movie to the minimum, just being a nephew.

8. Jealous cops. In superhero movies the cops are always huge fans of the superheroes, they help out in impossible situations for a human to deal with. The Flash though can stop every crime every day if he wanted to. Why are there cops then? They must be jealous, and fearing for their jobs.

9.Barry's mother must be dead(like she is in the comics.) The murder of his mother lead Barry to feel the strong sense of justice that drives him to be a hero. If his mother is alive, she will rely on him for many things. A son that can run at the speed of light, imagine all of the errands he could run. And if she just died of old age, Barry might not have the sense of justice.

10. Multiple villains. I know this is usually something that is an awful decision for Superhero movies, but the Flash needs it. Think about it, FLASH v. CAPTAIN COLD. The Flash could easily sneak up behind him, grab him and the movie is over. The movie needs the rogues gallery. The only way to defeat the Flash is to have multiple crimes occuring at once. Flash has the best rogue gallery, show it off.
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TheMyth - 1/11/2011, 10:12 PM
Gaston, I agree. I think a lot of this is attributed to his villains. I mean... Captain Cold? Gorilla Grodd? lol can you say supah-camp! I've always had mixed feelings about Flash. I wanna like him, but some things writers do with him just make it hard.
freakybatman - 1/11/2011, 10:31 PM
Captain Cold is one of my favorite villains, him and Heat Wave done properly could be amazing.
Paulley - 1/12/2011, 5:23 AM
hate to say it but if they use captain cold people are just gonna have Batman and Robin Mr Freeze flashbacks.. and thats a film you dont want to be associated with.

Im not sure how audiences will take this Johnny Quick speed equation thing.. i guess if the universe expanded and you introduced things like the anti-life equation but i just dont see audiences buying it.

If you have ever listened/read "Flash: Stop Motion" which is really good the descriptions of the Speed Force as something beyond human understanding with different people relating it too religion, natural evolution, magic, genetic pop luck, even geographical lottery.. when they talked about most speedsters coming from the areas with expansive flat landscapes like the mid-west.

As for your point, to make it realistic sometimes its best to make it a mystery with a mixture plausible and outrageous theories to give the audience the sense that no one truly know and that its something they are not supposed to be able to get.

I think if you want Flash to succeed then you have to introduce a world where the meta gene is already active and there are other superpeople already in existence and known.. you dont have to be specific but you should have a world where this stuff happens.. then you dont have to bog the movie down with rushed inconsistently flimsy explanations and actually get into the meat of the movie.

Anyway that my opinion
bonti247 - 1/17/2011, 11:21 PM
I believe that if the Speed Force is either a)never mentioned at all, or b) left a mystery, then it would be fine.
I've fancasted my Flash trilogy,and here are the villains:
The Flash: Captain Cold(Daniel Craig), Heat Wave(Sam Worthington)
The Flash: Flash Forward: Professor Zoom(Bradley Cooper) Trickster(Seann William Scott), Ragdoll(DJ Qualls)
The Flash: Fastest Man Alive: Zoom(Sam Rockwell), Pied Piper(Neil Patrick Harris), Plunder(Chiwetel Ejiofor).
I've got Josh Duhamel as Barry Allen too, and I've also altered some of the history, especially where Jay Garrick and Captain Cold are concerned, but only to improve the realism in my eyes.
Wallymandius88 - 1/22/2011, 3:36 PM
I agree with you 100% @Paulley. Im sorry, but Wally West would make the movie believable and fun. Thats why I love the flash so much, is because of Wally's incarnation. Lets be honest, how many of you guys wouldn't be a total fool and have fun with the ability to move at the speed of light? I bet a lot of you (myself included), and thats why Wally's incarnation would be more realistic. Plus, Wally was the man in the JLA, so if they ever decide to do that movie, then Wally's Flash and John Stewart's Green Lantern all the way.
Scarecrow44 - 2/3/2011, 3:13 PM
For villains I would like to see Captain Cold, Captain Boomerang (George Digger would be less cnfussing fo his background) Mirror Master (Evan McCulloch)and maybe Weather Wizard and Heat Wave.
The sequel have Zoom and Flash ASWELL as the Rogues getting in the way for both Zoom an Flash so there is a three way battle in the end. Mayb Rogues Help Flash eat Zoom? Third film Zoom, without the Rogues Help Flash looks for help from the original..... Jay Garrick! JK IDK but I definetly want the rogues and Professor Zoom (Sam Rockwell)

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