Andy Muschietti has offered fans a possible first look at Barry Allen’s hometown in The Flash.
Five months away from The Fastest Man Alive speeding into theaters, the director posted a shot of a city street on his Instagram page with his hand holding a Flash lightning bold symbol in the foreground. This image is accompanied by the caption “We are bringing the lightning soon. #theflashmovie”
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Andy and The Flash – New Teaser, New Trailer, New Release Date, But More Confusion
In related news, it had been announced that a teaser for the film will be released during Super Bowl LVII on Sunday February 13, 2023, followed by a full trailer online five days later. To date there is still no official synopsis of the film, nor is there any indication as to how this will figure into DC Studio head James Gunn’s plan for the DC films going forward. To date, this film, along with the Shazam and Aquaman films scheduled for release are all that remains of the Snyderverse established in 2014’s Man of Steel. To further confuse things, sources claim that the studio is still prepared to work with Ezra Miller now that he has shown accountability for his recent legal issues.
The film will be a loose adaptation of the Geoff Johns and Andy Kubert miniseries Flashpoint, which has already been adapted in the animated DTV film Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox. Barry Allen’s attempt to prevent his mother’s murder by going back in time results in an alternate timeline. This timeline in the upcoming movie presents the audience with Sasha Calle‘s debut as Supergirl, and the return of Michael Keaton in the role of Batman. Ben Affleck also reprises his role as The Dark Knight prior to Barry’s trip through time. However, it has been confirmed that cameos filmed by Henry Cavill (Superman) and Gal Gadot (Wonder Woman) have been removed following Gunn’s recent creative decisions pertaining to both parties. Henry will not be back as The Man of Steel in spite of Dwayne Johnson bringing him back in an end credit scene in Black Adam. As for Gal, Patty Jenkins walking out of a meeting when her treatment for a third Wonder Woman film was rejected leaves her status up in the air.
Regardless, The Flash also speeds into theaters a lot sooner than expected. Its June 23, 2023 release date has been moved up to June 16th, presumably to avoid competition from Indiana Jones And the Dial of Destiny, as well as after the premieres of Spider-Man: Across The Spider-Verse Part 1 and Transformers: Rise of The Beasts.