Warner Bros is pressing ahead with the release of The Flash, and it’s now released the second trailer for the film.
This summer sees the launch of The Flash, the solo movie for the Justice League member that has seemed to take forever to come together. It’s been a bumpy road too, what with Ezra Miller’s legal difficulties and the highly-anticipated return of Michael Keaton as Batman being deflated some by the Batgirl movie cancellation, a film in which he was set to also feature.
Still, The Flash has reportedly been testing incredibly well with audiences and no less than the DC Universe’s new top creative, James Gunn called it “one of the best superhero movies I’ve ever seen” so there’s still a fair amount of buzz accompanying this project.
Based on the Flashpoint comic book series, the synopsis goes like this: ‘Worlds collide in The Flash when Barry Allen (Ezra Miller) uses his superpowers to travel back in time in order to change the events of the past. But when his attempt to save his family inadvertently alters the future, Barry becomes trapped in a reality in which General Zod (Michael Shannon) has returned, threatening annihilation, and there are no Super Heroes to turn to. That is, unless Barry can coax a very different Batman out of retirement and rescue an imprisoned Kryptonian… albeit not the one he’s looking for.’
The narrative for The Flash will no doubt continue to be as interesting as the film itself for some time to come. Reports surfaced in early January that Warner Bros Discovery were amenable to letting Ezra Miller continue in the role despite all of their legal issues and tarnished public reputation but that seems like a very premature judgement to make on the studio’s part.
More likely that the studio is simply protecting the film’s marketability and not publicly slamming The Flash's lead star whilst there’s a hungry PR machine to service.
Still, that story will continue to unfold and is of course intertwined with The Flash’s DCU future but for now, we suggest you simply roll the trailer and indulge in a nostalgic bout of Michael Keaton Bat-mania, some 30 plus years on from his first donning of the cowl.
The Flash releases on June 16th.
Here’s the second trailer for it…
And here’s the first, from back in February…
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