The Flash has a new look logo for movie posters.
At the recent CinemaCon presentation, Warner Bros. revealed a new title logo for the long-awaited film. This reveal and its presence at the event confirms the film’s release in spite of lead actor Ezra Miller’s legal troubles. You can click on the Twitter link below for a brief video of the presentation.
Loosely based on the Geoff Johns-Andy Kubert saga, Flashpoint, The Flash travels back in time to prevent his mother’s murder. Although successful, the timeline is drastically altered. Superman (Henry Cavill) is suddenly replaced by Supergirl (Sascha Calle), a powerless version of Barry Allen exists, and the 1989 Batman (Michael Keaton) stands in the place of Barry’s version of the Dark Knight (Ben Affleck). This will be the first time two Batman actors will share the screen, but it is unclear if rumors of Cavill participating in reshoots are true.
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This film will also mark moviegoers’ entries into the DC Multiverse. The counterpoint to the MCU, Warner Bros. has made their multiverse made up of every DC TV Show and film past and present. Miller has already given small screen viewers a taste of it during the CW’s Crisis on Infinite Earths crossover; in the penultimate chapter, he met Grant Gustin’s Barry Allen when both were in the Speed Force. There is also a rumor that Grant will return the favor and cameo in Miller’s film. There are even rumors that this film will be Warner’s attempt to reboot the DCEU, much as how Flashpoint was the springboard for DC’s “The New 52” relaunch of the DC Universe.
Miller first debuted as Barry Allen via a cameo in Batman V. Superman: Dawn of Justice and Suicide Squad before debuting in full form in 2017’s Justice League. Although much-maligned in the Joss Whedon-directed film, Miller’s portrayal as Barry Allen was redeemed with Zack Snyder’s Justice League on HBO Max, the original director’s cut of the film.
Due to the aforementioned legal problems Miller has had in recent months, however, a fan backlash had been started to replace Miller with Gustin. It remains to be seen if Ezra has any future beyond this film, but he has already made a cameo in HBO Max’s Peacemaker series alongside Jason Mamoa’s Aquaman. Previous reports have suggested any further projects involving Miller had been shelved, and that DC had even canceled the prequel comic attached to the film’s release. The fact that Warner Bros. is still going forward with the film release brings much confusion.
Directed by Andy Muschietti, the film is expected to debut in theaters on June 23, 2023.