There's a lot of anticipation to the upcoming DCEU film The Flash as it is expected to venture into the multiverse as it is going to feature both Ben Affleck and Michael Keaton iterations of Batman as well as the potential appearances of other DC characters. Now, a new detail has emerged in which it seems that a villain from a past DCEU film will also be making an appearance in the upcoming film.
According to the Warner Bros. UK site which unveiled the studio's film slate for 2022, Michael Shannon, who played General Zod in Man of Steel, is included as one of the cast members of The Flash. In addition, Antje Traue, who played Faora in Man of Steel, is also listed as part of the cast members. While the listing didn't indicate that they are going to reprise the roles, we can pretty much assume that they will be playing the same roles.
Of course, there's a lot of questions that come with Shannon's appearance in The Flash since General Zod died at the end of Man of Steel. However, given the multiverse nature of the film, there is a way for Shannon's Zod to make another appearance and it is curious to see if the film will actually revisit the events of Man of Steel which would lead to him showing up. There's also a chance that Shannon will be playing a very different character given the multiverse aspect which makes him possible to show up in another role.
The exact plot details for the film are still under wraps although we do know that Barry Allen messed up the timeline which lead to his multiverse adventure inspired by the "Flashpoint" storyline in the comics. While we know that Affleck, Keaton, and Shannon are going to show up in the film, there is a huge possibility that more DC characters will also be making an appearance akin to what the MCU did with Spider-Man: No Way Home and in the upcoming Doctor Strange sequel.
The Flash is set to be released in theaters on November 4, 2022.