Who was The Flash talking about to Bruce Wayne in Batman v Superman? Most people assumed he was speaking of Superman, but that may not be the case.
Storyboard artist Jay Olivia had this to say about the scene:
“And remember, when Flash goes back in time, he tells him ‘you were right about him.’ He doesn’t say exactly who ‘him’ is. The average audience member, and even Bruce Wayne, is going to think that he’s right about Superman, when in fact he’s referring to someone else.”
You can see the scene below:
Some key phrases in the scene, “Lois Lane is the key”, “he’s too soon”, “You’ve always been right about him”, and “fear him”. As Barry is fading away, he says, “you have to find us Bruce.”
Obviously the last line is referring to Bruce bringing the Justice League together. The other phrases have spurned two different theories though.
The strongest theory here is that The Flash is warning Bruce about Darkseid. The insanely powerful villain is the biggest opponent of the Justice League, and we all know he’s coming. In order to get ready for Darkseid’s arrival, Batman would need to find the other JL members. This would also explain why Barry said he was too early.
Another theory states that Barry may have been talking about Joker instead. When he said Lois was the key, he may have been referencing the Injustice storyline. When Joker causes Lois’ death, Superman goes insane. After killing the Joker, Superman is on a warpath. This also lends a hand to the Knightmare sequence that Bruce had just woken up from.
Our money has always been with Darkseid. We saw his omega symbol in the dream sequence, so it makes more sense to us.
What do you think?