‘The Flash’: Stephen King Praises the Upcoming DC Movie


The final year of DCEU didn’t start so well. The first DC movie of the year, Shazam Fury of the Gods, which was released last March, suffered a huge commercial failure, with only $133.5 million grossed worldwide against the reported budget of $110–125 million. This makes Fury of the Gods by far the lowest-grossing DCEU movie ever made, and one of the apparent reasons for this flop was the fact that DCEU is now a dying franchise that will be rebooted with an already-announced soft reboot called DCU.

Even though DC Studios co-CEO James Gunn is defending these last few DCEU movies, it is uncertain to expect decent commercial results for the last three DCEU movies that are left to be released; The Flash, Blue Beetle, and Aquaman 2. Even though The Flash certainly seems more attractive than Shazam, and even with Michael Keaton’s return as Batman, we are really scared to guess how successful this movie will perform at the box office.


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The King of Horror praises The Flash movie!

Still, while we’re still waiting for the movie, we’re hearing nothing but good things from certain individuals who have had the chance to experience The Flash movie already. The movie was first shown at CinemaCon last month, and the first reviews were really positive, and some of them even called it one of the best superhero movies ever made.

James Gunn is doing his best to hype the movie up over social media, and his efforts are now helped by the recent Twitter post of the acclaimed writer Stephen King. King revealed that he attended the advance screening of the movie, and even though he mentioned he doesn’t care a lot about superhero movies, he had nothing but words for praise for The Flash. One Twitter user tagged James Gunn in replies and asked him if King was telling the truth, which Gunn confirmed.

“I got an advance screening of THE FLASH today. As a rule I don’t care a lot for superhero movies, but this one is special. It’s heartfelt, funny, and eye-popping. I loved it.”

Stephen King


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Stephen King is one of the most known writers of the late 20th and early 21st century. He is known as the King of Horror, with 64 novels, over 200 short stories, and five non-fiction books. Many of his works were adapted into films and TV shows, some of them even more times than once.

While his books usually have positive reviews, the adaptations were going both ways; some were acclaimed, and some were panned. Some of his works’ most well-known adaptations are The Green Mile, The Shining, Misery, Pet Sematary, Gerald’s Game, and the two-part It adaptation directed by Andy Muschietti, who also directed The Flash.

The Flash movie follows Ezra Miller’s titular superhero as he’s trying to use his time-traveling power to save his mother, who was killed while he was a child, and his father was falsely imprisoned for her murder. To save his family, The Flash creates an alternate timeline that he’ll need to save now with the help of his alternate self, Supergirl, played by Sasha Calle, and the legendary Batman, played by Michael Keaton. Ben Affleck is also reprising the role of DCEU’s Batman. Michael Shannon, Ron Livingston, Maribel Verdú, Kiersey Clemons, and Antje Traue also star.

Written by Christina Hodson and directed by Andy Muschietti, The Flash movie hits theaters worldwide on June 16, 2023.

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