By G.P. Avants
In just a week or so the Justice League will debut. Watching the Marvel superhero franchise carefully, DC has created its own unique production. They are attempting to find a way to translate their numerous superhero TV shows into the realm of blockbuster films.
I attempted to watch Green Arrow, Super Girl, Legends of Tomorrow, and Flash at the same time.
BAM! WHAM! POW!
DC has thrown a lot of Super Hero story plots at their audience expecting them to connect all the dots. The Justice League will eventually round up these heroes as a team united to protect the world.
I wanted to look at one character in particular who will make an interesting change from their TV persona. Barry Allen has become the connective tissue of the many worlds or the multiverses the heroes inhabit. On TV Barry AKA the Flash, has friends, a family, and a real impact on the world. However, in the Justice League movie, Barry Allen will be played by another actor and has a different sort of life. Barry is a spastic, fast-talking loner who tells Bruce Wayne that he really needs friends. Being part of something bigger than himself turns the course of the Flash’s journey. So, just like the multiverse’s versions of the same person in another reality, we have two different Barry Allen’s taking different courses for a hero’s destiny. Both men will see that teamwork changes everyone involved. Big Screen Flash, as a founding member of the Justice League, hopefully, gain a new title as he combines forces with this Earth’s mightiest heroes. No longer alone meta-human, but part of like-minded people who will now be better together.
How many people do you know who are trying to find their purpose and direction in the world? I often see such loneliness in great crowds of people. When we open ourselves up to Christ it is like you are part of something bigger than yourself. That empty place turns from sucking black hole in your heart to a magnet that attracts God in Heaven to work with people on Earth. You don’t need to be alone on this or any other version of this Earth. No matter where you go God and His children are there to fill that thought that you alone in a multiverse where no one cares.
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I liked your post on Dont Stand Alone in the Multiverse. I like how you talked about dc translating their superhero tv shows into movies. my question is what movies do you like more dc or marvel.
Please don’t make me chose. I grew up with The Justice League with D.C. I found out about Marvel with Spider-Man and later on with Avenger’s movies. It is like Star Wars and Star Trek. I like them both for different reasons. So, there is my choice: I like them both for different reasons.
Barry does go through many multiverses, although he ends up always messing up his timelines. By messing up his timelines does it also mess up the multiverses as well??
I think he does effect our timeline, but I think each Earth has it’s own timeline. Changing one timeline does not affect the others. I think he has dropped into other timelines and changes them. However, changing one timeline does to effect an alternate one.
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