The Multiverse is so hot right now. Ezra Miller has been in the news a lot lately and it hasn’t been good — but the Super Bowl trailer for The Flash looks great, so let’s hope they can get the help they need and enjoy their first standalone film as Barry Allen AKA The Flash.
Here’s the official statement: “Worlds collide in The Flash, directed by Andy Muschietti (the IT films) when Barry 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 has returned threatening annihilation — and there are no superheroes 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. Ultimately, to save the world that he is in and return to the future that he knows, Barry’s only hope is to race for his life. But will making the ultimate sacrifice be enough to reset the universe?”
With Ben Affleck and Michael Keaton both reprising their roles as Bruce Wayne AKA Batman, the film already promises the same kind of nostalgia that recently made Spider-Man: No Way Home a fan favorite. Ezra Miller will also play at least two versions of Barry, with both of them teaming up together to help restore order to the multiverse and maybe even protect their family.
The Flash also introduces a new and beloved Kryptonian to the DC Cinematic Universe with Sasha Calle’s Kara Zor El AKA Supergirl — who appears to have captured the eye of at least one of the Barrys, who tries to snap a picture for their future children.
Barry Allen has been a great source of comedic relief and levity in a dark franchise and the trailer promises that energy along with the high stakes and visual effects we’ve come to love from The Flash moments.
I’m rooting for it to be a great success.
The Flash will be distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures and is set to open in theaters in North America on June 16, 2023, and internationally beginning June 14, 2023.