The Justice League Trailer May Have Confirmed Reverse-Flash For The DCEU


Those of you who watch The Flash TV series will know all about Eobard Thawne. Better known as Reverse-Flash or Professor Zoom, he’s the Scarlet Speedster’s greatest enemy and their rivalry was taken to a whole new level when the villain travelled back in time and murdered Barry Allen’s mother. That altered the timeline and put Barry on course to become the Flash (time travel is a confusing thing), but it also left his father Henry Allen behind bars and presumed guilty of the murder of his wife. As a result, the Fastest Man Alive has dedicated his life to proving his father’s innocence in the eyes of the law.

As you no doubt know by now, the Justice League trailer offers up a glimpse of Henry – played here by Watchmen‘s Billy Crudup – talking to his son in prison. While it may not seem like too significant of a moment in the grand scheme of thing, it just might very well confirm that the Reverse-Flash exists in the DC Extended Universe.

It’s possible that Barry isn’t aware of the villain’s actions at this stage, but as this is something that’s clearly being explored for at least a few minutes in Justice League, we can probably expect a few hints either way. With that in mind, it’ll likely then be up to the hero’s solo movie to delve into all this in greater depth.

After all, Reverse-Flash is a villain who could very easily take centre stage in The Flash, or perhaps even in a future Justice League sequel, so his presence being teased here makes a lot of sense. We’ll have to wait until November to see if we get to learn any more about him, but as of now, you can certainly colour us intrigued.