Another one of Zack Snyder’s DC characters is revealed in The Flash trailer for the upcoming DCEU film. With James Gunn and Peter Safran crafting the new DC Universe, The Flash movie will be instrumental in setting up the impending version of the interconnected live-action franchise. Loosely based on Flashpoint, The Flash will follow Barry Allen as he taps into the multiverse, and is set to reset the DC Universe and the characters within it.
While this inevitably means there will be exciting multiverse figures that will come into play, one of Snyder’s long-time DC characters is also making a comeback in The Flash film. With tickets now on sale, DC put out a new The Flash trailer, which reveals the return of Jeremy Irons as Alfred Pennyworth.
The last time Irons portrayed Alfred was in the Justice League Snyder Cut from 2021 on Max (formerly known as HBO Max.) Though the film is not canon to the DCEU, Irons’ last appearance as part of this franchise was through the Justice League’s theatrical cut, which makes his return all the more interesting.
What Other Zack Snyder DC Characters Are In The Flash
While The Flash film sets up a new future for the DC Universe, there are a number of characters from Snyder’s past films announced for the installment. For example, the movie sees Ben Affleck reprise his role as the Dark Knight for potentially the last time. As such, it seems fitting for Irons to be back as Alfred, as The Flash movie is being eyed as Affleck’s final outing as Batman.
Similarly, some of Snyder’s DC villains will be taking part in The Flash movie, with both Michael Shannon and Antje Traue returning as General Zod and Faora, respectively. Given Superman killed Zod in Man Of Steel, these roles are most likely that of alternative versions of Faora and General Zod, who merely look the same as their original counterparts. Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman is also expected to have a small role in The Flash movie, likely being her last time starring as the iconic DC heroine.
As bittersweet as it is to see many actors play roles for potentially the final time, it will be exciting to see what Gunn and Safran do with the new DC Universe after The Flash. Whether or not there are other DC characters from Snyder’s past films remains to be seen, as it’s unlikely every cameo or returning role will be revealed before The Flash releases. Either way, hopefully The Flash movie will find a satisfying way to do justice to these characters when it releases.