Set within the DC Extended Universe (DCEU), The Flash tells the story of Barry Allen – the fastest man alive
The speedster decides to use his superhuman pace to travel back in time and prevent his mother from dying. But his move has unexpected and chaotic consequences. The Flash finds himself stuck in a reality where the evil General Zod has re-emerged and no superheroes exist to challenge him. The Flash must rally with what allies he can find. Between a retired Batman, another Barry Allen, and a locked-up Supergirl, The Flash has friends, but does he have the time to save this world from certain destruction?
Where to watch
The Flash will be released in theaters on June 16, 2023. It will release on streaming service Max in the fall of 2023.
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What to know
The Flash resets the DC Extended Universe and brings in a new era
he Flash is an upcoming superhero movie based on the DC comic book character of the same name. It takes place in continuity with other DC Extended Universe (DCEU) movies such as Wonder Woman, Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice, and Justice League. Ezra Miller stars as The Flash a.k.a. Barry Allen. Joining Miller in the lead cast is Ron Livingston as Henry Allen (Barry's father) – a man wrongfully convicted of murdering his own wife.
Michael Keaton and Ben Affleck are both stepping back into their iconic Batman suits for the movie. Keaton first played the caped crusader in Tim Burton's Batman in 1989 and will reprise his role in The Flash as Bruce Wayne from an alternate universe. Having already fought side-by-side as members of the Justice League, the movie also marks Ben Affleck’s last appearance as Batman in the DCEU. The Flash also marks the DCU debut of Kara Zor-El/Supergirl portrayed by Sasha Calle.
March 15, 2019
After many delays due to scheduling conflicts and script changes, Ezra Miller, the star of The Flash, writes a version of the script with comic book writer Grant Morrison. The script would ultimately be turned down, but Miller stayed on to star in the movie. (Source: The Hollywood Reporter)
July 2, 2019
Warner Bros. chooses Christina Hodson to write the script after she wrote Birds of Prey (2020). (Source: Hollywood Reporter)
August 20, 2020
Ben Affleck agrees to return to the role of Batman after saying he was done with the character because he’d have a much smaller role in The Flash. (Source: Vanity Fair)
September 14, 2020
Barbara Muschietti, producer of the film, attends the DC FanDome “Explore the Metaverse” event and says that The Flash movie will feature many characters from the DC Universe and that the Flash would bridge their timelines together. The movie would act as the building of a new timeline without disregarding the events of previous films. (Source: ComicBook.com)
April 19, 2020
Filming finally began in Leavesden, England, and would wrap up in October.(Source: CinemaBlend)
October 10, 2021
Ezra Miller shares footage of the movie at the DC FanDome event. Though not quite a trailer, what was shown confirms to fans that The Flash film had finally been made after years of delays.(Source: The A.V. Club)
October 22, 2022
Despite controversy and unconfirmed reports that Ezra Miller had left the production, it is reported that he filmed new scenes for the movie and that it was going ahead as planned. (Source: ScreenRant)
January 31, 2023
The Flash is confirmed to be playing a pivotal role in resetting the DCU. (Source: Collider)
February 13, 2023
The first footage from the movie is released in a Superbowl halftime ad. The official trailer shows a star-studded DC affair with cameos from Michael Keaton and Ben Affleck. The trailer also teases the DCU debut of Kara Zor-El/Supergirl portrayed by Sasha Calle. It also shows two versions of The Flash, both played by Ezra Miller. (Source: Variety)
February 28, 2023
The Flash is confirmed to be premiering at CinemaCon 2023. (Source: Variety)
April 3, 2023
The movie is given a new release date of 16th June 2023. (Source: Film Affinity)
April 13, 2023
The movie is given the streaming release on fall 2023 on the streaming service Max. (Source: ScreenRant)
April 25, 2023
A new trailer for The Flash is released teasing the multiverse as a main theme in the movie. The trailer depicts a host of different DC characters including Michael Shannon as General Zod, Michael Keaton as Batman and a film debut for Supergirl played by Sasha Calle. (Source: The Playlist)
May 22, 2023
It is confirmed that early IMAX screenings will be available to fans starting from June 12th, 2023. (Source: Collider)
May 23, 2023
The final trailer for the movie is released. It shows the full roster of superheroes teaming up in this timeline-bending adventure. (Source: The Playlist)