‘The Flash’ is a forthcoming 2022 superhero film based on the DC Comics character of the same name. It will be the eleventh instalment in the DC Extended Universe.
It is directed by Andy Muschietti and written by Gardner Fox, Christina Hodson, Harry Lampert. But, what can we expect from this film? Here’s what we know about it thus far.
What is the Story of The Flash Movie?
In accordance with prior announcements, the film will be based on the events of the Flashpoint comic book, which depicts the development of an alternate timeline as a result of the Flash's attempt to travel back in time in order to save his mother.
Apparently, Miller believes that “our darling DC universe will inevitably be torn asunder to an infinite, headache-inducing fabric of multiversality,” which is a fascinating prospect to say the least.
As for the multiverse that will reportedly be explored in the film, director Andy Muschietti has stated that the film is “a bit of a hinge in that it presents a story that implies a unified universe in which all of the cinematic iterations that we've seen before are valid,” according to the Hollywood Reporter.
According to him, “it's inclusive in the sense that it is stating that everything that you have seen and everything that will be seen existing in the same unified multiverse.”
The Flash's Ensemble Cast
As previously reported, Ezra Miller will portray Barry Allen / The Flash in the upcoming television series. Due to schedule issues, Billy Crudup has been forced to withdraw from the part of Barry's father Henry. He has been replaced by Ron Livingston, who will be joined by Pan's Labyrinth actress Maribel Verd in the role of Barry's mother Nora.
It has been revealed that Kiersey Clemons will reprise her role as Barry's love interest Iris West. Justice League director Kieran Clemons shot scenes that were ultimately omitted from the theatrical cut, but which were reinstalled in the controversial Snyder Cut, which has finally been made available to the public.
There is now a little bit more clarity about those who are in charge of the camera equipment. In addition to Andy Muschietti, who directed both halves of the recent big-screen adaptation of Stephen King's IT, Christina Hodson (Bumblebee) will direct from a script by Christina Hodson (Bumblebee), following a number of other names being linked to the project.
As for the rest of the cast, it was revealed in August 2020 that former Batmans Ben Affleck and Michael Keaton would be reprising their roles as the Caped Crusader in the picture – which was met with a lot of excitement.
Speaking to Vanity Fair, Muschietti defined Affleck's participation as “a pretty major component of the emotional impact of the film,” adding that the actor's performance was “a very substantial aspect of the emotional impact of the film.” It is anticipated that the interaction and relationship between Barry and Affleck's Wayne would reach a level of emotional intensity that has never been seen before.
“It was a really lovely way to recreate that experience because the earlier experience had been terrible,” Affleck stated in an interview with Variety about the film.
The Flash's Movie Plot
A trailer for the DC FanDome 2021 shows that The Flash is actually partially based on the 2011 DC event series Flashpoint, which looks to be the case. During the course of that story, Barry Allen utilises his super-speed to travel back in time, preventing his mother's murder from occurring while he was still a young child.
However, when he returns to the present, he discovers that things have altered dramatically. When it comes to the cinematic version, it appears that Barry will be able to manipulate time and space and bring in Michael Keaton's Batman from the classic Tim Burton flicks.
There is also a new version of Supergirl, as well as at least one alternate Barry, in this alternate dimension. Flash will also receive a sleek new suit in the film, which will be a replacement for the one he wore in the previous film, Justice League.
When will ‘The Flash' be Released on DVD and in Theatres?
Warner Bros. Pictures has set a release date for The Flash in the United States for November 4, 2022. The film will be directed by Christopher Miller.
Between now and the end of 2022, seven live-action DC Comics adaptations will be released, with the first one premiering in 2019.
The film was originally intended to be released in 2016 on March 23, 2018 and March 16, 2018, and then it was supposed to be released in 2020 and 2021, respectively.
Following that, it was originally scheduled for release on July 1, 2022, but that date was later moved forward to June 3, 2022, before being postponed until November 20, 2022 as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Trailer for “The Flash”
There is no trailer available at this time. A teaser for the upcoming film, which will be released on April 20, 2021, has been revealed by FilmSpot Trailer.
Warner Bros. Pictures has set a release date for The Flash in the United States for November 4, 2022. The film will be directed by Christopher Miller. A trailer for the DC FanDome 2021 shows that The Flash is actually partially based on the 2011 DC event series Flashpoint, which looks to be the case.