1. It’s effectively definitely worth the wait
Within the works for at the very least 20 years now, The Flash is lastly getting his personal blockbuster after sharing the highlight with everybody else within the likes of Justice League and Suicide Squad. One of many oldest and best-loved superheroes on the earth, The Flash has been outrunning Batman and Superman since WWII – utilizing his powers to combat crime at 2,532mph.
With nice velocity, comes a load of nice additional perks too: The Flash having the extra-dimensional heft to maneuver backwards and forwards by way of time. Beginning the movie travelling again to the second his mum was murdered, DC’s Scarlet Speedster tries to alter the previous and finally ends up making a dimensional rift that strands him in an alternate actuality the place he faces off towards his greatest risk but. Directed by Andy Muschietti, the person behind It and It: Chapter Two, and starring Ezra Miller, from the Unbelievable Beasts sequence, that is the Flash film we’ve been ready a long time for.
2. Batman’s in it. Twice
It’s the Flash’s film, however there’s one man in it who simply may steal his thunder. Two really… Caught in an alternate actuality the place DC films previous and current collide, The Flash meets two totally different variations of Batman, performed by ex-Bats Michael Keaton and Ben Affleck.
The movie will mark Keaton’s first time again within the rubber swimsuit since 1992’s Batman Returns, and Affleck’s first since 2017’s Justice League – with each actors now returning to a job they’d beforehand retired from. Throw in Keaton’s old-school Batmobile (and new-school bleach blonde haircut) in addition to a comeback from Michael Shannon’s Normal Zod, and The Flash has sufficient retro star-power to flatten one other Metropolis skyline.
Michael Keaton returns as Batman for ‘The Flash’. CREDIT: Warner Bros.
3. Don’t miss Supergirl
Batman isn’t the one traditional character getting a rebrand in The Flash. The subsequent stand-alone Superman movie is about for July 2025, however we’ve now acquired one thing a lot better within the meantime: Supergirl, performed by Sasha Calle, who will likely be making her big-screen debut as the enduring alien superhero. Calle, of Colombian descent, would be the first Latina actor to play Supergirl. If you’d like an excellent cry, simply watch the video of Andy Muschietti telling her that she’s acquired the half…
4. The longer term begins right here
Employed final yr to shake issues up at DC, head-honcho James Gunn has large plans for the studio, and most of them begin with The Flash. Hinting that the movie will mark a little bit of a reset, The Flash is about to interrupt the Multiverse into items and put all of it again collectively once more in a special form, with the occasions of the movie coming earlier than the large new part of the DC universe. Movies now being lined-up embody a brand new Superman film, a brand new Batman, Blue Beetle, Aquaman 2 and a complete raft of different huge super-projects. However first, ensure you see The Flash.
Barry Allen aka The Flash lastly will get his personal movie. CREDIT: Warner Bros.
5. The hype is actual
When The Flash had its first screening for press and business insiders at CinemaCon in April, the thrill began to really feel like a roar. “This is truly one of the best superhero movies ever,” mentioned one critic. “Extremely satisfying, heartwarming & enjoyable” mentioned one other, describing it as “Back To The Future meets Spider-Man: No Way Home” – with the center and humour of the ‘80s traditional and the motion of the Multiverse blockbuster that grew to become the sixth highest grossing movie of all time. Even Tom Cruise beloved it a lot that he known as Muschietti and informed him so.
‘The Flash’ arrives in cinemas on June 14