The Flash’s Japanese Trailer Is Everything We Wanted


Official trailers for DC StudiosThe Flash are already making their rounds, and the one for the Japanese market takes it all in stride. Online social media practically has the Japanese trailer as a hot topic where fans said that it was even better than the one released for the US market.

DC Studios is definitely amping up the hype for the upcoming summer superhero movie focusing on yet another version of the popular comic book storyline. Starring Ezra Miller as Barry Allen, aka The Flash, the movie takes the time travel story arc into the big screen.

As the trailer promised, there will be more than one Batman, more than one Flash, and no Superman but a Supergirl instead. She even got to ask, “what did you do?!?” on behalf of everyone watching. Granted, she may not be actually asking Barry that question, but still, I believe it is a nod to the popular meme.

Everyone who has been on the lookout for anything about the movie has already seen the US trailer. Recently, Japan let its own trailer run, and people were stunned. Not only did it succeed in promoting the movie, but people are also saying it should have been the trailer released for all regions.

The Flash Japanese Trailer Amps Up The Movie A Notch Higher

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The Flash Film News tweets the Japanese version of the trailer showing one that includes never-before-seen footage from the film. The story elements were also there, but the trailer had a comic, epic, and adventure feel to it. Some comments online say that DC used an MCU-feel for the trailer.

Comparing it to the official trailer that Warner Bros Pictures released two months ago, the trailer from Japan starts off with Barry seeming to have his usual superhero life instead of Michael Keaton’s Bruce Wayne asking him for his core reason why he fights for the alternate universe in the first place.

Bruce asked Barry in the US trailer:

Tell me something. You can go anywhere. Another timeline. Another universe. So why do you want to stay and fight to save this one?

To which Barry answered:

Because this is the one where my mom lives. I’m not gonna lose her again.

The Japanese trailer opens with The Flash talking to regular people, somewhat being his fans, and then the following scenes establish the conflict he will face throughout the movie. It’s revealed that he created an alternate universe when he went back in time to save his mother. Ben Affleck’s Bruce Wayne tells him he can also change the future if he can change the past.

Evidently, as Flash changed history, it had a ripple effect leading to a world without metahumans without Superman. And when Zod arrived on Earth, no one was strong enough to face the Kryptonian – except for another whose name was Kara.

The movie will also be the debut of Sasha Calle as Kara Zor-El, also known as Supergirl. On the other hand, there is no indication that the actress will be reprising her role for the future DC slate that the new co-CEOs James Gunn and Peter Safran are currently preparing.

Keaton returns to his role as the Caped Crusader after decades of being Tim Burton’s Batman. If anything, marketing is banking on his presence in this movie more than they promote it as a movie led by Miller. For reasons most already know.

The newest trailer that DC Studios released not a day ago showcases the movie to feature not just The Flash as its story focus but also Supergirl and Batman. Like the one Warner released, it started with Keaton’s Batman. He spoke about his personal struggles ever since he lost his own parents that eventful night at Gotham City.

Keaton as Batman, Calle as Supergirl and Miller as the Flash team up and “get nuts” fighting against the invading forces that Zod is leading. Between 1:48-1:52 of the newest DC Studios trailer, scenes show Supergirl carrying an unconscious character up in the sky. Is this Kal-El whom she brings up to soak up power from the earth’s yellow Sun?

The Flash Japanese Trailer Shows Features More Scenes


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Many reports are registering positive reactions towards the movie. Judging by the trailers and the online reactions to them, people are genuinely excited to see The Flash. It’s been long on the sidelines for years. Between the US and Japanese Trailers, however, I do find the one from Japan to be more fun and exciting.

I would have to agree, though, that the first part was a bit too goofy for me, but I suppose that is designed for comic relief. Big screen Barry has always been socially awkward and wants to be with friends. Thus, that part of his characterization remains for the upcoming movie. Through the trailer, audiences also get to see his character develop into a level of maturity.

Of course, multiple universes and the realisation that his actions have that much impact on the world gives quite an eye-opener perspective.

While some comments are still cautious in adding to the excitement because of the lead’s reputation, people are apparently more inclined to see the movie not for him as the actor but for the story. If there is also a specific actor that people would watch this for, it would undoubtedly be for Michael Keaton.

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