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The Flash is making its way to the big screen in 2023.

DC’s The Flash is getting its own movie starring Ezra Miller as Barry Allen. The comic book that inspired the movie has been a cult favorite since its initial publication, and it is only gaining more fans as The Flash is making its mark in the DC Extended Universe.

Now that he is getting his own movie, here is everything we know about DC’s The Flash.

The Flash Release Date: When Is the DCEU Movie Coming Out?

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Micheal Keaton as Batman

The Flash was originally scheduled to release on June 23, 2023, Friday, but it was moved up a week earlier to June 16.

The movie was initially set to come out on the screens on March 18, 2018, but was then pushed back to several release dates in 2022. The movie was pushed back to July 2022, then to November 4, 2022, before it settled on June 23, 2023. This will hopefully be the final adjustment for the movie.

The Flash movie production started in April 2021 and ended in October of the same year.

The Flash Cancelation: Will Warner Brothers Cancel The Flash?

There had been calls to cancel The Flash after the many allegations against the actor, Ezra Miller, who is playing the titular character. However, Warner Brothers seem to be determined to push through with releasing the film.

A few months before the film was released, there were still conflicting reports about its progress.

The Flash Cast: Who are the Actors Included in the Movie?

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The cast of The Flash is led by Ezra Miller, who will play the titular character and his alter-ego, Barry Allen. Miller is best known for taking part in several hit movies like The Perks of Being a Wallflower and Zack Snyder’s Justice League.

Miller also acted as Credence Barebone in Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them and its sequel, Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore.

Miller will be joined by Temuera Morrison, who will play Tom Curry. Ron Livingston will play Barry’s father, Henry Allen, alongside Maribel Verdu, who will play Barry’s mother, Nora Allen.

Ezra Miller Seeks Treatment for Mental Health Issues

The months leading to the release of The Flash has been chaotic for DC, thanks to Ezra Miller's troubling behavior, going through episodes involving threatening fans, stealing alcohol, and even supplying illegal drugs to minors. Thankfully, by August, Miller is finally taking responsibility for their actions and is reportedly going through treatment for complex mental health issues.

Miller spoke about this in a statement released to Variety.

Having recently gone through a time of intense crisis, I now understand that I am suffering complex mental health issues and have begun ongoing treatment. I want to apologize to everyone that I have alarmed and upset with my past behavior. I am committed to doing the necessary work to get back to a healthy, safe and productive stage in my life.

Miller's statement is a good first step, but it may take more than an apology to make up for their behavior as DC fans continue to push to replace them with Grant Gustin.

Ezra Miller Made His First Public Appearance At The Flash Premiere

Despite facing multiple accusations and controversies, Ezra Miller made their first public appearance at Los Angeles' The Flash premiere on June 12, 2023 at Ovation Hollywood.

According to Variety, Miller made their appearance to to address their misconduct and addressed fans' concerns all the while thanking James Gunn, Peter Safran, and Warner Bros. for their "grace and discernment and care in the context of my life. And in bringing this moment to fruition."

Miller also gave praises to The Flash director Andy Muschietti, "I just want to say that I love you, maestro — I think you are amazing, and I think your work is monumental."

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The Flash DC Superhero Cameos: Which Superheroes Are Making an Appearance in the Movie?

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Michael Shannon as General Zod

Several DC superheroes will make an appearance in The Flash.

There will be not one, but two Batman’s making a cameo in The Flash as played by two of the most famous Batmans in history. Ben Affleck will once again be the scowling Dark Knight, alongside Michael Keaton, who will reprise his classic role as the 1989 Batman. Aside from the Batman cameos, we will also see Supergirl, as portrayed by Sasha Calle.

The film will also feature former DC villains such as Michael Shannon, who will return as General Zod. Shannon will be joined by Antje Traue, who will play General Zod’s trusty accomplice, Faora.

Henry Cavill Allegedly Shooting Scenes for The Flash

There have been reports that Henry Cavill will be reprising his role as Superman in The Flash. Though the reports have not been confirmed, the rumors say that the next DC movie will feature Superman in some way.

Grant Gustin Cameo Rumors: Is CW's Barry Allen Appearing in the DCEU Film?

Who wouldn't expect CW's very own Barry to make his own appearance in the DCEU's The Flash film? As it so happens, Grant Gustin himself has confirmed that he will unfortunately not be in the film in an interview with TVLine:

"No! [Laughs] Yeah, there have been a lot of rumors out there for a long time. No one has come out directly and asked me, like ever on the record. People ask me on the street all the time, and yeah, I'm not keeping some big elaborate."

The Flash Crew: Who are the Creatives Behind the Scenes?

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Ezra Miller as The Flash

The Flash will be directed by Andy Muschietti, who previously worked in horror films like It and It: Chapter 2. Birds of Prey screenwriter Christina Hudson will lead the script development for the movie, with Henry Braham as the lead cinematographer for The Flash.

The Flash Plot: What Is the Plot of the DCEU Movie?

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Ben Affleck as... Batman?

Director Andy Muschetti talked about the plot of The Flash after he was brought on to lead the project. He said that the movie would take elements from the Flashpoint comic book series along introduce the DC multiverse into the DC cinematic universe.

Flashpoint Storyline

The Flashpoint comic book storyline is about an alternate reality where other superheroes take center stage. In this alternate reality, Cyborg is the one saving the world, not Superman, and Thomas Wayne is Batman, not Bruce Wayne.

Fans of the Flash will know that Flashpoint happened because Barry traveled back in time to save his mother, Nora, from being murdered.

The teaser was released in 2021 and can be a vital source of clues we can use to predict some elements of the movie.

We see Barry entering a house and approaching a woman, who we assume to be his mother, in his childhood home. This could mean that he was able to save his mother from being murdered, but at what cost?

There also seem to be multiple people dressed in the Flash suit, so we may see Barry interacting with The Flash from an alternate reality he ends up in.

The teaser also showed us the silhouette of Batman, though we are not sure which Batman this is since we know that there will be two actors playing Batman in the movie.

The dilapidated mansion in the teaser could be Wayne Manor. The teaser ends with Barry excitedly pulling over the sheets over what looks like a car. Could this be Bat-Mobile?

The premise of Flashpoint has already been explored in various installments of The Flash, but this movie may hopefully be able to include the origin story of The Flash. Flash has only done cameos in other DC movies, so his cinematic introduction may be long overdue.

The Flash Trailer: Is There An Official Trailer for The Flash?

The official trailer for The Flash was released on February 13, 2023, a few months ahead of the official release of the film.

The teaser was released sometime in 2021.

The teaser shows the flashing traveling into an old, rundown house with a friend. We then see Barry pull a lever before cutting to the Flash, ending up on the street outside of a cozy house. We then see a montage of scenes showing the consequences that Barry faces after tampering with time and reality, Batman in his Batcave, and multiple people in Flash suits.

You can watch the first teaser of The Flash here:

On April 26, DC released the second official trailer of the film, offering more insight into the action and universe-bending interaction we can expect from The Flash.

The Flash Post-Credits Scene Has Been Leaked Ahead of Release

While Warner Bros. has been very vigilant in preventing spoilers for The Flash, a Twitter user has reportedly leaked the post-credits scene, so if you want to avoid any spoilers, you might want to stay off any social media platforms until you watch The Flash on the big screens yourself.

Where to Watch The Flash: Where Can I Watch the Film?

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Barry Allen

The Flash will first be available in theaters on June 23, 2023. After the movie completes its 45-day cinematic window, it will then be available on HBO Max.

As of writing, The Flash is speculated to begin streaming on September 16, 2023.

You can watch many movies and series while waiting for The Flash to release. You can watch Purple Hearts, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Loki, The Mandalorian, and What if…?

The Flash has been in production for some time now, and there have been recent controversies involving the star of the film, Ezra Miller. DC is yet to make a move to address these issues, but as of writing, it seems that all systems go for The Flash.

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