Part three of Volume I of my DC Cinematic Universe “rebirth” series.
Barry Allen is a rookie forensic scientist working out of Central City. As a rookie, he's constantly late and struggles under too much work, much to the dismay of his girlfriend, news reporter Iris West. One stormy night, kept back in the lab after everyone else has left, a strike of lightning shatters various chemicals and douses them onto Barry, who is temporarily knocked out. When he awakes, he find he's been gifted super speed and hyper-fast reflexes. Inspired by the comics he grew up with, the works of comic artist Jay Garrick, Barry dons a mask and becomes The Flash.
As he attempts to hide his secret from Iris, his powers are put to the ultimate test as a rogue S.T.A.R. Labs experiment, a gorilla named Grodd, escapes and goes rogue. Grodd was experimented on as part of an experiment involving mind-control and psychic abilities to be used for military interrogation, and is armed not only with physical strength, but enhanced mental strength.
This entry in my universe is lighter in tone than Superman and The Batman. Per my personal director choice, the film would draw heavily from the dry sense of British humor, such as that of Edgar Wright's filmography, which is one major reason why I chose Grodd as the first villain The Flash would face. Grodd is such a seemingly absurd character that works at the expense of lots of in-movie jokes; with that said, he also allows for interesting action sequences necessary for The Flash as a character.
Rated PG-13 for sequences of action and language, including sexual references.
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