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Ben Affleck's Batman gets a new look in The Flash prequel comic

There has been a lot of drama with Warner Bros.' big DCEU stars lately, but Ezra Miller, who plays the live-action Barry Allen in The Flash, has become a bigger problem. Over the past few weeks, the actor has been in trouble with authorities multiple times, including twice in one month, and he has been accused of grooming a teenager.

Warner Bros. has reportedly decided not to work with Miller again as the character after The Flash launches in theaters. It is safe to say Miller's days are numbered.

In a recent Gameradar cover reveal, Miller's titular hero is shown nude and struggling to put on his new suit on the variant cover for The Flash: The Fastest Man Alive #1. With the recent controversy surrounding the actor, it is not surprising that the cover was pulled.

However, updates to the comic are still coming, including some new interior art. So fans can see more of Ben Affleck's hero in action and The Flash dispatching justice.

New artwork drawn by Ricardo Lopez Ortiz for The Flash: The Fastest Man Alive #1 was revealed by Twitter user @TaurooAldebaransome. A few notable aspects of the story are highlighted in the new panels, including the spotlight on Ezra Miller's Flash and Ben Affleck's Batman. 

The first panel depicts Miller's hero running through the streets and seemingly taking down a bad guy in a brutal way. Ben Affleck's Batman is seen battling Flash as he swings through the city. It appears as though his suit has taken quite a beating.

As Batfleck rides his Batcycle and fights the costumed criminal in the final panel, we get to see a lot more of him. As for Batman, the suit seems more armored, like the one he wore for Justice League. Those abnormally long legs of Barry Allen can't be overlooked.

The upcoming movie seems to have an answer to the question of why Barry Allen will get a new suit in the universe. There's no doubt that they expected something more interesting than the old suit simply being damaged in battle. However, it might be best to wait before making any conclusions until the full comic releases.

Because of all of the headaches Ezra Miller is creating for Warner Bros., the studio may have to make more use of its Batmen to help launch the movie when marketing begins-which completely ruins the Scarlet Speedster brand image.

The Flash should still be able to give Ben Affleck's Batman another chance to shine, even though Michael Keaton's return will probably get much more attention. Even though he looks amazing in these few snippets of comic action, I hope his final farewell will be sufficient to satisfy his fans.

Perhaps those leaks are true, proving that Batfleck's days aren't as numbered as previously believed. On June 23, 2023, The Flash will be released in theaters worldwide.

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