During this week’s Super Bowl LVII coverage, the long-awaited trailer for DC’s The Flash was finally unveiled. The movie, which is directed by Andy Muschietti and written by Christina Hodson, will be the first solo film for Ezra Miller’s ‘Flash’ after appearing in other
failed DC films such as Justice League and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.
After watching the trailer, The Flash looks promising – and it’s exactly what DC Studios needs right now in light of the rebooted DCU. The film, which looks to heavily theme around Multiverse, sees the return of two great characters in Michael Shannon’s ‘Zod’ and Ben Affleck’s ‘Batman’. But the biggest takeaway from the 3-minute clip really is the return of Michael Keaton’s Batman. It’s been 31 years since Keaton last donned the iconic cowl, and years that his return has been teased. Now, we finally have the return of Tim Burton’s iconic Batman.
"Yeah… I'm Batman."
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Controversially, Miller will reprise his role as Barry Allen/ The Flash, amid ongoing allegations of assault, grooming and disorderly conduct. While a majority of the movie was filmed in 2021, it looks like DC Studios is heavily invested in The Flash being a hit, so the decision to continue on with Miller has remained despite his run-ins with the law across two US states.
In a statement released by Miller in August 2022, the 30-year-old said he was going through a “time of intense crisis” and was “suffering complex mental health issues”, which he has begun treatment for.
The Flash will centre around Allen, a forensic scientist who gains superhuman speed after being struck by lightning, as he battles a multitude of timelines thanks to entering the Multiverse, different versions of characters and alternate realities exist.
“If you were to go into the past, you have no idea what the consequences would be,” Ben Affleck’s Batman warns Barry in the trailer.
By the end of the trailer, things are looking pretty grim for Barry and his band of superheroes, who have seemingly disrupted the Multiverse.
The Flash will hit cinemas globally on June 15, 2023.