Deadline confirms a rumor that has been circulating for some time: Warner Bros.
It will unveil the Flash trailer at the Super Bowl on February 12, thus marking its return to the biggest US sporting event after a 17-year absence.
Beyond the Scarlet Sprinter, a very rich edition promises to be. Disney , as is often the case, will be heard with commercials for Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania, Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol. 3, The Little Mermaid and Elemental . It is possible that something from Indiana Jones and the Wheel of Destiny and The Marvels will also be shown (it would be an absolute debut for the latter), while the Secret Invasion series will not be there.
On the Paramount side , expect the spots for Scream VI, Dungeons and Dragons: Honor among Thieves and Transformers: The Awakening , but not for Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One . As we already know, Universal will bring Fast X instead .
Back to Flash , James Gunn described it as “arguably one of the greatest superhero movies ever made,” so expectations are high. Some rumors claim that Ezra Miller could be confirmed for the future as well, despite numerous allegations and legal problems . According to Variety , in fact, the actor “has stayed out of trouble since the beginning of his mental health treatment,” and some Warner executives would be inclined to continue with him. Gunn and Peter Safran have also declared themselves possible.
The US theatrical release is slated for June 16th .
The film is inspired by Flashpoint . In the comics, Barry Allen goes back in time to prevent the murder of his mother Nora , and distorts the timeline of the DC universe , finding himself in a very different present: in this timeline , he never became the Flash and Earth lives a deep crisis situation, also because many superheroes are no longer superheroes; Wonder Woman and the Amazons, for example, have conquered the United Kingdom, while Aquaman has devastated Western Europe with a tidal wave to annex it to his rule. Batman exists, but behind his mask is Thomas Wayne, not his son Bruce , who was killed during the infamous robbery. Let’s not expect, however, a faithful transposition.
Director and cast
The screenplay is by Christina Hodson ( Bumblebee , Birds of Prey ), while the direction is handled by Andrés Muschietti ( La Madre, IT ). The cast includes Ezra Miller ( Barry Allen / Flash ), Kiersey Clemons ( Iris West , historic romantic interest of Barry ), Maribel Verdú ( Nora Allen , mother of Barry ), Michael Keaton ( Tim Burton ‘s Batman ), Ben Affleck (the Batman byZack Snyder ), Sasha Calle ( Supergirl ), Ron Livingston ( Henry Allen ), Saoirse-Monica Jackson , Rudy Mancuso and Ian Loh ( Barry child).
A troubled project
Seth Grahame-Smith , Rick Famuyiwa and the duo of Jonathan M. Goldstein and John Francis Daley took turns directing the project , before coming to Muschietti .
Flash to the cinema
Meanwhile, Ezra Miller played the Scarlet Sprinter in Justice League . However, Barry Allen ‘s film debut took place in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice , where he appeared in a double cameo.