On Sunday, Warner Bros. unveiled the first trailer for their upcoming superhero epic The Flash.
Given that most of the headlines surrounding the project in recent years have been about Ezra Miller’s often bizarre and occasionally illegal behavior, expectations for The Flash were generally low among average moviegoers. Until Sunday night.
The first trailer, which features two Flashes, two Batmans (Ben Affleck’s and Michael Keaton’s), a new Supergirl, and the return of Michael Shannon’s General Zod from Man of Steel, was undeniably epic and deservedly blew fans away.
#TheFlash winding up being an all-time great comic book movie is so fucking hilarious and perfectly, poetically DC.
Also: was never sold on a blue cape in live action but holy shit this is so, so gas. pic.twitter.com/nw1Q5mUfd2
— Eric Italiano (@ericitaIiano) February 13, 2023
The Flash looks pretty gas, I can’t lie
— Cade Onder (@Cade_Onder) February 13, 2023
Ezra Miller might be a domestic terrorist but The Flash looks pretty fire.
— Gifdsports (@gifdsports) February 13, 2023
Despite conflicting feelings about the star of the film, super her movie fans seem to be all in on The Flash.
Trying my best not admit that the Flash trailer looks epic despite enby menace being the lead. pic.twitter.com/CN7179TuHy
— Rendy Jones (@rendy_jones) February 12, 2023
james gunn wasnt lying the flash looks insane pic.twitter.com/Pj5WNECDcF
— Harley #TheBatman (@harleysuniverse) February 12, 2023
Fuck everyone who's hating on The Flash Movie, fuck you all. The movie looks incredible pic.twitter.com/kbpzY2hpmP
— Connor⚡ #FlashPack #SWC2023 #TheFinalRun (@flashpointsaber) February 12, 2023
Even if The Flash is a massive critical and commercial success, Warner Bros. will still be moving forward with their reboot of the DC franchise under James Gunn, with The Flash serving as the transitional film. Even though The Flash was made before Gunn was hired as co-CEO of DC Studios, the Guardians of the Galaxy director has praised it as being one of the best superhero films ever made.
umm The Flash movie looks good pic.twitter.com/NJ0nwBK617
— Parris (@vicious696) February 12, 2023
Holy shit. #TheFlash looks absolutely incredible. What a trailer.
— BD (@BrandonDavisBD) February 12, 2023
BRO THE FLASH LOOKS AMAZING. IT'S THE HUGE DC MOVIE WE'VE ALL BEEN WAITING FOR
I'VE BEEN WAITING FOR A FLASH MOVIE MY ENTIRE LIFE AND IT'S FINALLY HAPPENING IN INSANE FASHION pic.twitter.com/AOKK6PJW8f
— DriftyFilm (@driftyfilm) February 12, 2023
Here is the official synopsis for The Flash, courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures, which was directed by It filmmaker Andy Muschietti.
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?
In addition to Ezra Miller as Barry Allen and Michael Keaton as Batman, The Flash stars Sasha Calle, Ben Affleck, Michael Shannon, Ron Livingston, Maribel Verdú, Kiersey Clemons, and Antje Traue, and is currently scheduled to hit theaters in the United States on June 16.
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