His name is Barry Allen, and he is the fastest man alive.
If you’re watching Super Bowl 57, then you’re been subjected to a number of ads and movie trailers, but none particularly as intriguing as DC Comics’ “The Flash” flick.
With the company in a state of disarray and approaching a total reset under James Gunn, “The Flash” is one of the last films to be tied the last DC Expanded Universe, alongside “Aquaman 2” and a potential “Flash” sequel. That is to say, yes, there are more reboots coming, and no, Hollywood has no more original ideas.
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Still, if you’ve thumbed through the pages of a DC Comic, then the Flash’s upcoming flick is probably something you’ve looked forward to since John Wesley Shipp donned the red and yellow and became everyone’s favorite forensic scientist in 1990.
Super Bowl 57 is the Flashpoint. Here’s what to know about the upcoming movie starring the Scarlet Speedster:
What is ‘The Flash’ movie?
Focused on the eponymous DC Comics superhero, “The Flash” follows Barry Allen on his quest to reset his universe after traveling back in time to stop his mother from being murdered.
As it happens to the time-traveling speedster throughout comics history, the Flash’s actions have major consequences. Mainly, fracturing realities and bringing back familiar faces into the fold — and berthing DC’s multiverse.
‘The Flash’ release date
- Date: June 16, 2023
- How to watch: In theaters
After a short stint in development hell, “The Flash” is finally set to release in theaters worldwide on June 16, 2023.
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“The Flash” saw several directorial changes, the purchase of Warner Bros. by Discovery, several controversies surrounding its lead and a number of rewrites. Still, it’s set to release this year as one of the last links of the current DC Extended Universe.
‘The Flash’ trailer
The first look at “The Flash” is set to air during Super Bowl 57 on Sunday, Feb. 12. Check back here for the full release.
‘The Flash’ movie cast
Most notably, “The Flash” features the return of Michael Keaton as Batman. Keaton played the Caped Crusader in the 1989 movie “Batman” as well as the 1992 sequel “Batman Returns.”
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Ben Affleck, who played Bruce Wayne/Batman in “Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice” and “Justice League,” also has a small role in the movie.
Here are the headlining actors for the film:
|Ezra Miller||Barry Allen/The Flash|
|Ron Livingston||Henry Allen|
|Michael Keaton||Bruce Wayne/Batman|
|Kiersey Clemons||Iris West|
|Michael Shannon||General Zod|
|Ben Affleck||Bruce Wayne/Batman|
|Maribel Verdu||Nora Allen|
Who is the Flash in 2023 movie?
Ezra Miller, who portrayed Barry Allen in “Justice League” and “Batman vs. Superman,” returns in “The Flash” movie set to release in June.
Miller, who has been embroiled in a number of controversies and legal issues in recent years, was retained by Warner Bros. studios to play the superhero. If “The Flash 2” is greenlit, then Miller is expected to portray the hero again.
Grant Gustin, who plays the Flash in the popular CW series, is rumored to have a cameo in the upcoming movie.
How many Flash movies are there?
Somewhat surprisingly, the Miller-led Flash movie will be the first live-action feature film to hit the silver screen.
The Flash has appeared in plenty of animated movies, as well as two live action shows.
In 1990, John Wesley Shipp starred as Barry Allen/The Flash in “The Flash” TV series on CBS. In 2014, Grant Gustin earned the top billing as Barry Allen in a series also named “The Flash” on the CW. The series is nearing its end, with the ninth and final season premiering on Feb. 8.