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The Flash Movie Finally Releases In Cinemas: Everything We Know

The Flash is a  superhero film based on the DC Comics character of the same name. Directed by Andy Muschietti from a screenplay by Christina Hodson, it is the 13th film in the DC Extended Universe (DCEU). In the film, The Flash/Barry travels back in time to stop his mother’s death, but in doing so, he becomes trapped in a different universe where metahumans don’t exist. The film has been the subject of a great deal of criticism in the past. Throughout its time in “production hell,” the film underwent several different modifications, leading many to believe that it might never be released. But finally, it is in theatres now. Here’s everything you need to know about The Flash movie.

The Flash Movie Release Date

The Flash was initially planned for release on March 23, 2018, when Warner Bros. first announced its slate of DCEU films, before it was moved to March 16, 2018.

In July 2016, this release date was given to Tomb Raider, and The Flash was not given another release date until the hiring of Andy Muschietti in July 2019. The film was scheduled for release on July 1, 2022. It was then moved up to June 3, 2022.

A week earlier than the originally scheduled 23rd June 2023 release date, The Flash finally hit theatres on June 16, 2023. before its theatrical release, it premiered on June 12, 2023, at Grauman’s Chinese Theatre in Los Angeles. At the box office, The Flash is closing with Elemental and The Blackening.

The Flash Box Office 

Made on a budget of around $200 million, The Flash is projected to gross $68–85 million in its opening weekend, in the USA and Canada. It is also expected to gross $85–95 million internationally, for a global opening of $155–165 million.

The Flash Movie Plot

The movie focuses on the titular DC Comics superhero. It follows Barry Allen as he attempts to restart the universe after going back in time to avert the murder of his mother. The Flash’s actions have significant repercussions, just as they have for the time-travelling speedster throughout comic book history. In order to stop the multiverse from crumbling, Flash meets new versions of Batman and Superman in the film, which is based on the famous Flashpoint event from DC Comics.

The Flash Movie Cast

The Flash starts a new era of DC. It means we can anticipate the emergence of several prominent figures, some revisiting their iconic roles from bygone eras while others embark on an exciting new phase in their DC adventure.

Here is the full main cast of confirmed actors and characters in The Flash movie:

  • Ezra Miller – The Flash / Barry Allen
  • Michael Keaton – Batman / Bruce Wayne
  • Ron Livingstone – Henry Allen (replacing Bill Crudup who played the role in Justice League)
  • Kiersey Clemons – Iris West
  • Michael Shannon – General Zod
  • Antje Traue – Faora-Ul
  • Sasha Calle – Supergirl
  • Ben Affleck – Batman / Bruce Wayne
  • Maribel Verdú – Nora Allen
  • Saoirse-Monica Jackson – Patty Spivot
  • Rudy Mancuso – Albert Desmond
  • Ian Loh – Young Barry

Here is the full list of cameos we will get to see in the film:

  • Jeremy Irons – Alfred Pennyworth
  • Gal Gadot – Wonder Woman
  • Temuera Morrison – Thomas Curry
  • George Clooney – Bruce Wayne / Batman
  • Jason Momoa – Arthur Curry / Aquaman
  • Nikolaj Coster-Waldau
  • Andy Muschietti
  • Adam West’s Batman (via CGI)
  • George Reeves’ Superman (via CGI)
  • Teddy Sears’ Jay Garrick
  • Christopher Reeve’s Superman (via CGI)
  • Helen Slater’s Supergirl (via CGI)
  • Nicolas Cage’s Superman (via CGI)
  • Henry Cavill’s Superman (via CGI)

Is there any trailer?

The Flash movie teaser was released during the 2023 Super Bowl, including some major characters – and one big character reveal. Check it out below:

Here’s the final trailer of the film.

The Flash movie reviews and ratings

The Flash received recognition for its action sequences, humour and performances, but was criticized for its CGI. On the review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes, 67% of 223 critics’ reviews are positive, with an average rating of 6.3/10. The website’s consensus reads: “The Flash is funny, fittingly fast-paced, and overall ranks as one of the best DC movies in recent years.

Metacritic, which uses a weighted average, assigned the film a score of 57 out of 100, based on 49 critics, indicating “mixed or average reviews”.

Where to watch The Flash?

The film will officially hit theatres worldwide on June 16, 2023. It will eventually release on HB Max but the digital premiere date isn’t out yet.

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