The Flash movie is sprinting into theatres this June, promising to reset the DC Extended Universe (DCEU) as we know it. It’s going to be a pretty big deal, and we wanted to know everything about this upcoming DC Studios movie!
So, without any further ado, here’s everything we know so far about this highly anticipated film, starting off with the movie’s release date.
The Flash Movie’s Release Date
The Flash is set to launch in theatres worldwide on 16th June 2023. The film’s second trailer was released in late April, offering more tantalising details about the plot and characters. The final trailer was released later, with additional details but no major spoilers.
However, there are parts of the world where people might not be able to see the movie at the cinema, and these people will probably have to wait until the movie comes out digitally to watch the latest DC Studios picture.
Interestingly enough, according to ExpressVPN’s research, the people who’ll be able to download the movie the fastest live in Monaco since it seems as though it’s the country with the fastest Internet speeds.
They have such fast speeds that the average person will be able to download The Flash movie in just 7 minutes and 18 seconds. This is if they’re trying to download the 4K Ultra HD version of the film, which would have a file size of about 17.5GB.
The Flash boasts a star-studded cast, with Ezra Miller reprising their role as Barry Allen/The Flash from Zack Snyder’s Justice League. In this film, Miller will portray two versions of Barry – the SnyderVerse one and another seemingly unpowered variant created as part of a new timeline.
Joining Miller is Sasha Calle as Kara Zor-El/Supergirl, Michael Keaton and Ben Affleck both reprising their roles as Bruce Wayne/Batman, Michael Shannon as General Zod, and Kiersey Clemons as Iris West. Affleck’s Batman and Clemons’ Iris West also return from the SnyderVerse, albeit in cameo roles.
Ron Livingston has stepped into the role of Barry’s father, Henry Allen, replacing Billy Crudup, while Maribel Verdu will play Barry’s mother, Nora Allen. It’s also been reported that Nicolas Cage will be making a surprise cameo as Superman, a role he was set to play in a cancelled Tim Burton project over 25 years ago.
The plot of The Flash centres around Barry Allen using his super speed to change the past. His attempt to save his family creates a world without superheroes, forcing him to race for his life to save the future.
The film draws inspiration from the Flashpoint crossover storyline in the comic books, where the Scarlet Speedster goes back in time to prevent his mother’s murder, thereby altering the entire timeline. However, the director Andy Muschietti kept several Flashpoint story elements while creating a different version.
In the final trailer, we see Barry dealing with a group of fans, meeting with Affleck’s Bruce Wayne, having breakfast with his parents in the alternate timeline, and confronting his alternate self. There are also scenes of General Zod’s forces attacking, Supergirl battling the general, Keaton’s Batman in action, and the two versions of Barry running in opposite directions, potentially in an attempt to restore the original timeline.
What’s New (SPOILERS FOR THE FLASH MOVIE HERE)
In a surprising reveal, it was announced that the film would feature a cameo from Nicolas Cage as Superman. The actor was set to play the Man of Steel in a cancelled Tim Burton project titled Superman Lives, and he will finally get his chance in The Flash.
As for the future of the DC Extended Universe (DCEU), The Flash is expected to usher in a significant reset. Following the release of the film, the DCEU will be known as the DC Cinematic Universe (DCU).
The Flash promises to be a riveting ride with a compelling plot, a star-studded cast, and a significant impact on the DC Cinematic Universe. As we await its release, fans worldwide are buzzing with anticipation to see how the film will reshape the superhero landscape.
As for the film’s rating, it seems as though the movie is going to be rated PG-13 in the UK. However, we still weren’t able to confirm whether that was going to be the case. We also don’t have any detailed information about the surprise cameo by Nicolas Cage, and details on the new story teased at CinemaCon. We will keep an eye out for any new developments on those fronts. However, it’s always nice to go into a movie without knowing absolutely everything that’s going to happen beforehand.
The Flash movie is going to be released in cinemas worldwide on June 16th.
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