The DC Comics character Superman, portrayed by Henry Cavill, has gained a lot of love from fans. However, there are some fans who, just like the British actor, are defenders of the source material. Those who have read the original comics would have found many differences in the film. Therefore, a fan pointed out a major difference that Zack Snyder’s Justice League made. While some fans defended it, others pointed out the blunder from the different adaptations.
The 2017 superhero film didn’t do well at the Box office. However, loyal DC fans are in love with the characters and the comic books. Therefore, the social fan was flooded when a fan noticed the film’s post-credit scene and saw a change in the race between Superman and Flash. According to the comic book, Superman was supposed to run, not fly, when he and Flash met in the post-credit scene.
In Superman #199, by Jim Shooter Curt Swan, and George Klein, the Man of Steel and The Flash first raced. Both superheroes race more than once in good spirits to test their powers. In those friendly races, Superman defeated Flash as well. However, in the Justice League’s post-credit scene, Kal-El and Flash compete with each other as they save the planet from destruction. Some fans did not like this change made in the film from the comic book.
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While running, Superman flies instead of running. However, some fans defended him by saying he stayed closer to the ground so that Flash could keep an eye on him. And some fans referred to the original comic book and pointed out the difference in a neutral tone. Some even brought in the series, Arrowverse starring Grant Gustin as the Fastest Man Alive.
Not exactly, in the animated episode he flew but to make sure he doesn’t cheat he flew close to the ground to make sure flash has an eye on him.
Heck there are moments superman would fly just to gain a boost of speed by Barry always leave him in the dust pic.twitter.com/VILVYNIgvy
— AlexBaker (@AlexBak12518964) February 21, 2023
I know people love to hate on the Arrowverse…but they got it right…just with a different Super. pic.twitter.com/MQ1WRn7Gvi
— Kyle Lee (@KyleLee_87) February 21, 2023
He does fly in parts of animated series race tho pic.twitter.com/t7RpGwVUuQ
— Magician (@Magiciannn) February 21, 2023
According to various comics, Superman has beaten Flash by running…
But in one of those comics Flash tells him that he just let himself lose, that those races were for charity or for show, but there's no way Superman can beat a guy who can run faster than the speed of light.
— Behemovich 79 (@GF_BEHEMOTH) February 21, 2023
If we go by the "rule of cool" of directors like Snyder himself, flying Superman does look much cooler than runing Superman. At least in my opinion.
— Dhruv Singh (@DhruvSi79531263) February 21, 2023
Superman flies during parts of the show and comics, but we only saw the beginning of the dceu race, so maybe Superman does run a bit, but he started the race flying.
— Robin (@Son0fBatman5) February 21, 2023
There's a lot of "supposed tos" that could easily apply to any one of Snyder's movies as well.
— "The Roald Dahl" Jesse James (@ElliottsLament) February 21, 2023
Superman traditionally has to fly in order to reach speeds that keep up with carry though.
— KingKongKonciousness (@Mansalewsa) February 21, 2023
It’s a race not a running race. Superman runs less. His fastest flying. What they should have shown is that Barry runs so hard that it changes time or they go into another multiverse to start off the next movie.
— Raj Kanojia (@rkanojia) February 22, 2023
While some defended the filmmaker, others cited other references. Some even said the man with the cape walked a bit and then he started running. While others brought in the animated series as well.
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