Has there been a more troubled superhero movie than The Flash? Seriously, this film has seen so many creators come and go over the years, and then of course there are the issues with star Ezra Miller that had people wondering if Warner Bros. Discovery even should release it. But it’s here now, with Miller still starring and Andy Muschietti, known for two It films, behind the camera. And the film has added importance as it will be the catalyst for the new DC Studios regime led by James Gunn.
All questions and concerns aside, this trailer for The Flash is mighty impressive. We know that it will center around Miller’s Barry Allen using his speed powers to travel back in time, thus potentially breaking the universe. But for all of the multiversal aspects going on, and cool appearances by Michael Keaton and Ben Affleck as different versions of Batman, plus Michael Shannon as General Zod, the story is quite simple as it revolves around a son’s love for his mother and a desire to have her back.
Also in the cast are Ron Livingston, Kiersey Clemons, Antje Traue, and Sasha Calle as Supergirl.
The Flash hits theaters on June 16th.
Worlds collide in “The Flash” when Barry uses his superpowers to travel back in time in order to change the events of the past. But 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 Super Heroes 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 be enough to reset the universe?