I can already tell I'm going to have to add this to what was previously only two instances of liking Barry Allen. (For curious, it was New Frontier, where he's basically written as Wally West, and Young Justice, where his personality was spun as a great "straight man" for an ensemble.) Making him very, very young seems like the missing element, because it instantly washes away the "old white dude" stink of Silver Age. Seems obvious now, but who knew?
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@fodigg: Marvel Studios don't allow their actors to play other characters in other mainstream comic book movies. So he can't appear in any DC movie, or any Marvel movie that Marvel doesn't own. The only possible exception to the rule is anyone involved in the second Hulk movie, because that was more of Universal's project, and not really a Marvel Studios film.
So you're speaking generally. You're not referring to something specific in his contract on the Thor franchise. Right?
I would like this more if it entirely deviated from the batman books. If the first scene was Gordon saving Bruce's parents, that'd be more interesting to me because it'd be clear this was something new.
Plus then you could have a brilliant but decidedly not driven Bruce Wayne fixated on Gordon and crime fighting but without the caution and true understanding of the danger. Could be an interesting spin.