As of the moment, superhero fans are naming DCU’s upcoming movie The Flash as the most controversial project of the franchise, given its lead star, Ezra Miller, who has had a terrible run of scandals lately. Despite the contention, The Flash is also one of the most anticipated DC offerings because of how DC Studios co-head James Gunn is hyping the film up. Now, more admirers of the superhero film have shared their sentiments about the Barry Allen-featured movie.
Jeff Lanzing and Collin Kelly, a writing team for DC comics, discussed The Flash on the ComicBook Nation Podcast Show and couldn't have been more enthusiastic. “I know too much about that movie, I can’t talk about it,” Lanzing said. “I know secrets none of you know! I gotta be super chill when it comes to The Flash. All of this to say: I’m psyched.”
When asked how much the movie will blow people’s minds on a scale of 1 to 10, Lanzing didn’t hesitate. “Ten. Ten. I think that if even half the stuff I’ve heard is true, from people who should know… ten. Insane. Complete madness. But I also hear the movie is like, incredible.”
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In his past interview with Deadline, Gunn first praised the film and asserted that it was "one of the greatest superhero movies ever made." The Peacemaker creator also expressed his confidence that Miller is on the road to recovery and that only his future as The Flash will be settled then. “Ezra is completely committed to their recovery… When the time is right, when they are ready to have that discussion, we will all figure out what the best path forward is,” he said.
The official synopsis for The Flash reads, “Worlds collide in The Flash when Barry uses his superpowers to travel back in time to change the events of the past. When his attempt to save his family inadvertently alters the future, Barry becomes trapped in a reality in which General Zod has returned, threatening annihilation, and there are no SuperHeroes to turn to. That is unless Barry can coax a very different Batman out of retirement and rescue an imprisoned Kryptonian… albeit not the one he’s looking for. Ultimately, to save the world that he is in and return to the future that he knows, Barry’s only hope is to race for his life. But will making the ultimate sacrifice enough to reset the universe?”
Aside from Miller's Barry, the film will feature Sasha Calle as Supergirl and Michael Shannon as General Zod, as well as Ron Livingston, Maribel Verdú, Kiersey Clemons, and Antje Traue. It will also show two versions of The Dark Knight, with Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice star Ben Affleck reprising his role as Bruce Wayne, aka Batman, alongside Michael Keaton, who will once again don the cape and cowl after more than three decades.
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The Flash is scheduled to have its world premiere at CinemaCon on April 25, 2023, then a theatrical release on June 16, 2023.