Nine years after it was initially announced and after countless circles of development hell that it experienced since then, The Flash movie is finally set to hit theaters this June. Warner Bros. Discovery and DC Studios had a presentation at CinemaCon in which they presented the movie to the audience. After the presentation, the movie was screened in its entirety to the audience that was lucky enough to be in that hall at that moment.
The fans who weren’t so lucky to see the movie’s first official screening got the second official trailer on YouTube and other social media. The Flash movie will be released worldwide on June 16, 2023. It’s been reportedly said that the movie’s cut shown at CinemaCon might not be the final cut that we’ll watch in theaters in less than two months.
But, even though the attendees at the movie’s screening at CinemaCon are prohibited to spoil the movie before the beginning of the theatrical distribution, those lucky individuals shared their thoughts about the movie on social media. And from what we have seen, most of those first reactions are extremely positive, with some of them even calling The Flash one of the best superhero movies ever made. You can read some of the first reactions below.
“The Flash is hands down one of the best superhero films of all time. No joke, The Flash is the ultimate movie-going experience, as it has a little bit of everything! Action, emotion, heart, humor, and plenty of nostalgia. Ezra Miller is phenomenal as dual Barry Allens. Michael…” — @ScottDMenzel
“Just watched #TheFlash at CinemaCon. It has some stuff in it you will not believe, and it showcases much more of Barry Allen’s powers. It is indeed one of DC’s best and fits nicely as a bridge story between the old and new DCEU franchises. It’s also the funniest DC movie.” — @rob_keyes
“DC’s #TheFlash is TREMENDOUS! Forget DC; it is, without a doubt, among the best superhero films ever made. An all-timer. Inventive storytelling, FANTASTIC action sequences, great cast. SO MANY nerdy details. I’m in tears at the end. Everything you want from a superhero film & more” — @ErikDavis
“I don’t know what to say other than #TheFlash delivered more than I could have hoped. The acting is beyond great. Keaton delivers everything you want. Supergirl is my new favorite superhero? I’m genuinely shocked this movie meets and surpasses the hype. I never expected that.” — @ChrisHayner
“Damn, #TheFlash is good! It’s super inventive, both visually and in concept. The dynamic of two Barry Allen’s is crazy well done. Emotions hit me intensely hard, solid surprises, and it got me wanting to watch again and really eager to see how they follow it. Well done.” — @BrandonDavisBD
“TheFlash strikes a lighter, comedic tone before straying down a darker, better path. Sasha Calle nails #Supergirl; she really makes her mark as the Girl of Steel. Also, Michael Keaton’s epic return as Batman is amazing! It’s a jam-packed, multiversal ride that DC fans will love.” — @TheDCTVshow
The Flash movie stars Ezra Miller in the title role, alongside Michael Keaton, who returns to Batman after 31 years, and Sasha Calle, who will debut as Supergirl. Ben Affleck will also reprise the role of DCEU’s Batman, and Michael Shannon returns as General Zod from Zack Snyder’s Man of Steel.
The movie is a loose adaptation of the acclaimed comic book storyline Flashpoint. The movie’s plot will begin with Barry Allen traveling back in time to save his deceased mother, but at the same time, he’ll create an alternate reality far worse than he could’ve imagined, and now it’s put to him to team up with his alternate self, Batman, and Supergirl, to save the day.
Although DCEU will officially end this year with Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom, DC Studio co-CEO James Gunn is hyping up The Flash movie, although the fans aren’t sure if the movie will have any effect on the upcoming DCU universe, which will start in 2025 with Superman: Legacy. But on the other hand, this movie assembled two Batmen on the big screen for the first time ever, so that’s some hope The Flash won’t suffer a commercial disappointment like Black Adam and Shazam: Fury of the Gods.
Written by Christina Hodson and directed by Andy Muschietti, The Flash hits theaters worldwide on June 16, 2023.