We’ve heard a lot of comments about The Flash , especially from CinemaCon in Las Vegas , not to mention the praise of Tom Cruise . Well, now the appreciations also come from Stephen King .


The King of Terror was able to see the film in preview, and spoke highly of it:

Today I was able to preview THE FLASH. Normally superhero movies don’t interest me much, but this one is special. It’s full of heart and funny and jaw-dropping. I loved it.

Someone asked James Gunn if that was true (what, did they think Stephen King was lying for the hell of it?), and the new DC Studios head confirmed yes.

Gunn himself had described The Flash as “one of the best superhero movies ever,” so he must have been pleased to receive the support of such an influential voice. The Italian release is expected for June 15th . We will keep you posted.


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. However, it will not be a faithful transposition, as we already know.

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 ), Michael Shannon ( Zod ), Ron Livingston ( Henry Allen ), Saoirse-Monica Jackson ( Patty Spivot ), Rudy Mancuso ( Albert Desmond ) and Ian Loh ( Barry baby).

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.